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International Development Week (IDW)

February 7, 2018

Sustainable Change: Your Guide to Taking Action

Humber College is once again bringing together the Humber community to celebrate International Development Week (IDW). This annual nationwide initiative encourages Canadians, especially youth, to learn more about and contribute to international development. Each year, hundreds of students and faculty participate in this event, eager to gain a wider global perspective and share their experiences and ideas on ways to reduce poverty and inequality.

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement to mark International Development Week 2016

“As Canadians, we are defined by our compassion, our generosity, and our ingenuity. Nowhere are these qualities more evident than in our international development workers and volunteers. These Canadians work tirelessly at home – and around the world – to reduce poverty and inequality. “Moving forward, the Government of Canada will be refocusing development assistance on helping the world’s poorest and most vulnerable. Our efforts will be guided by the principles of innovation and effectiveness, as we strive to make Canada’s approach to development something that we can all be proud of. “During International Development Week, I encourage all Canadians to learn – and draw inspiration from – those who do so much to make our world a safer and more compassionate place to live.”