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Canadian Global Citizenship in Action: Celebrating International Development Week 2024

February 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join AKFC on February 5 to celebrate International Development Week 2024!

It’s no secret that the positive changes or challenges in one part of the world have the potential to have a global impact.

For decades, Canadians from across the country have sought to make a meaningful, positive impact in the world—through local and global actions. In 2024, what does it mean for Canadians to “make a difference,” and how has this concept evolved over time?

Join us to kick off International Development Week with an evening of reflection and celebration, featuring animated discussions that explore the important relationship between local action and global citizenship, and a “global citizens marketplace” showcasing diverse opportunities for Canadians to support global development. We will also celebrate the 40th anniversary of World Partnership Walk, AKFC’s volunteer-driven initiative which brings together thousands of Canadians annually to raise awareness and funds to fight global poverty.

We welcome everyone committed to creating a more peaceful, equitable, and pluralistic world for an evening of inspiration and connection with other Canadians who are making a difference.


  • Celebrate and reflect on how Canada and Canadians have supported global development to date and what new challenges lay ahead.
  • Explore a marketplace of opportunities for you to get involved with a range of Canadian organizations engaged in global development.
  • Savour refreshments while networking with likeminded professionals, volunteers, and changemakers.

At our “global citizens marketplace”, the following organizations will be present in-person with a representative you can connect with

  • World University Service Canada
  • CARE Canada

More organisations to be announced


Bibinur Alibaeva, Virtual Accelerate and Regional Startup Program Lead, Accelerate Prosperity

Kiersten Eyes, Director of Public Engagement and Resource Mobilization, AKFC

Shannon Thom, CARE Canada Youth Champion; System Performance Specialist at the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

Sophie St Laurent, Public Engagement Manager, WUSC

More speakers to be announced

Register Today!


February 5
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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