When the "other" becomes a mirror: Reflecting on why sensitivity training assumes international development workers are white

Why It Matters

Humanitarian aid and international development organizations are beginning to have important conversations about race, class, and other markers of privilege. But while international development used to be a predominantly white field, the tides are changing, and the historic realities of white development workers are no longer the norm. Racialized development workers deserve support and training that understand their experiences.

Five Canadian Organizations Helping Beirut Recover

Why It Matters

Beirut’s warehouse explosion earlier this month is only Beirut’s latest tragedy. Ongoing fallout from Lebanon’s civil war, an economic crisis and, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic is taking its toll. In the midst of these overlapping crises, who is stepping in and helping the survivors?

Two Winning Solutions to the World's Toughest Problems

Why It Matters

To mark the 30th anniversary of the International Development Week, The Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC) and World University Service Canada (WUSC) launched the Innovation and Impact Awards, recognizing an individual and a Canadian organization for the contributions they have made to global development and humanitarian assistance. We speak to the two winners whose work span food aid, sanitation, and the empowerment of entrepreneurs.