Contributed by the Inter-Council Network of Provincial and Regional Councils for International Cooperation (ICN), in partnership with Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB).
76% of Canadians agree that we have a moral obligation to help expand health, education, and economic opportunity for the world’s poorest.
94% of Canadians say it is important to improve health, education and economic opportunity for people living in the world’s poorest countries.
Is someone still saying that Canadians don’t care about international development?
Because they clearly do care.
On April 23 2015 Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB), in partnership with the Inter-Council Network of Provincial and Regional Councils for International Cooperation (ICN), launched the results of a poll on Canadian Perspectives on International Development.
This ground breaking poll provides Canadian data for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Narrative Project, which has seen comparable polls conducted in Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom and France. Connecting with a diverse cross-section of the Canadian public, we have clear numbers showing that Canadians care- and how we stack up against some of our G7 peers.
On April 28 2015 the Inter-Council Network and Engineers Without Borders hosted a national webinar exploring what these results mean for our sector, and how we can use them.
This webinar includes a presentation from Jason Clark, Campaign Manager, Policy & Advocacy for Engineers Without Borders Canada on the results report. From Tom Black, Senior Communications Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we gained insight into how the poll was conducted, and what the numbers mean. This presentation was followed by a moderated question and answer period, including thoughts from Michael Simpson, Executive Director of the British Columbia Council for International Cooperation, member of the Inter-Council Network.