International Development Week 2019

Together for Gender Equality 

The 29th edition of IDW will be held from February 3-9, 2019, under the theme “Together for Gender Equality”. This theme embodies Canada’s commitment to the global effort to address gender inequality and encourages all Canadians to be change-makers in advancing gender equality in the world. Join our community of international development and humanitarian aid organizations in celebrating #IDW2019! 


Special Events 

Join us in Ottawa on Tuesday, February 5th in celebration of International Development Week. Two exciting #IDW2019 events are taking place at the National Arts Centre:

Canada Cares: IDW2019 Celebration in Ottawa 

Celebrate #IDW2019 with music, spoken word, exhibits, workshops, and interactive activities for engaged people of all ages who care about gender equality and women’s rights around the world. 

A special International Development Week event will be held on February 5, 2019, from 12:00 – 5:00 pm at the National Arts Centre in the Canada Room to showcase how Canadians are making a difference around the world.  

If your organization is interested in participating please contact us at [email protected].

Together for Gender Equality: A celebration of Canadian contributions to development

February 5, 2019, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm – Registration required

Join Canada’s international development community, along with Global Affairs Canada and the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development, to celebrate International Development Week 2019 (#IDW2019).

In the spirit of coming “Together for Gender Equality”, we invite you to join the Canadian government and civil society to celebrate young Canadians who are finding new ways to empower women and girls and build a more peaceful, inclusive and prosperous world. This event is also a moment to recognize Canada’s leadership in achieving gender equality as we look toward the Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver in June 2019. You can also watch the event via live stream on Canada’s International Development – Global Affairs Canada Facebook page. 





January 10, 2019