Dear Members and Friends of the CIC-Toronto branch,

On behalf of the executive of the Toronto branch, welcome to the CIC-Toronto branch website.

The Toronto branch is a large and active community with a membership and programming as diverse as our fantastic city. We hold approximately 15 to 20 foreign affairs events during our programming year of September to June – in addition to our annual Winter and Summer strictly social gatherings. Our events range from single speaker keynote to expert panel events. All our events include a question and answer period and reception – providing an opportunity for those attending to ask speakers questions and network.

The Toronto branch volunteer executive is always looking for support in developing event ideas and engage members – as well as individuals interested in actually putting together an approved event! – to broaden the range of public policy discussion forums for our members and the interested Toronto community at large. if you would like to propose an idea for a CIC event or have a suggestion on how we can improve engagement, please feel free to write your suggestions to toronto[@]

All the best,

Jo-Ann Davis,

President, CIC-Toronto branch

The g7+’s ‘New Deal’ and What it Means for International Development: CIC-Toronto March 26 Event Blog

Posted April 9, 2014

  • The concept of international development is complex, contentious, multifaceted, and permeable around the world. The Canadian International Council – Toronto Branch’s event on Wednesday, March 26, Time for a “New Deal”: The g7+ as an Emerging Voice for Fragile States,… Continue Reading


Event Blog: CIC-Toronto NGO Networking Event

Posted April 1, 2014

  • On Wednesday, March 19th, the Canadian International Council – Toronto Branch hosted a night of networking and inspirational discussion for aspiring development professionals. As an attendee, I can safely say I walked away feeling hopeful and more motivated toward my… Continue Reading


Event Blog: CIC-Toronto Conference: The Electronic Surveillance State

Posted March 24, 2014

  • Introduction As the Snowden revelations continue to capture global headlines, individual privacy has become an elevated concern for many people around the world. Intelligence gathering is an established government function, but online surveillance has created a grey area in the… Continue Reading


Recommended Readings for “Time for a ‘New Deal’: The g7+ as an Emerging Voice for Fragile States” – CIC Toronto Event

Posted March 20, 2014

  • Following our successful NGO Networking Event, focused on Canadian International Development Organizations, our next event on March 26th, Time for a “New Deal”: The g7+ as an Emerging Voice for Fragile States, will engage with development and governance priorities set… Continue Reading