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Who We Are

The International Development Institute was established in 2003 to design and deliver high quality international development education and programming.

We draw from Humber’s expertise in technology, education, health, business and social services to strengthen the skills and abilities of our partners and develop future leaders and global citizens.


To inspire global citizens to engage in effective and sustainable development.


The International Development Institute brings together students, faculty and development partners to contribute to better development globally, through the effective bridging of theory and practice.



Dedicated to continuous improvement achieved through creative and critical thinking.

Partnership Facilitating meaningful stakeholder participation and collaboration.

Guided by high ethical standards of good development practice grounded in best practices and applied research.

Making a Difference

Working towards long-term sustainable change, with a focus on gender and the environment.


Operating with full transparency to our donors, partners and the communities we serve.


Drawing from the knowledge and expertise of our staff, faculty and industry partners to advance development theory and practice.

Policies and Procedures

We are committed to integrating respect for human and gender rights, and environmental stewardship in our programming and are guided Humber’s institutional policies in gender diversity and human rights – as well a commitment to environmental, social and economic sustainability.