CIC Winnipeg Branch

Organization Details
Organization Name: Winnipeg Branch of the Canadian International Council
Address: Winnipeg MB  R3K 1P6
Website: http://thecic.org/winnipeg
Organizational Description: The Canadian International Council (CIC) is a platform for citizens to engage in discussions on international issues. Our mission as an independent, non-partisan and charitable membership organization is to involve Canadians in defining our country's place in the world.

The Winnipeg Branch delivers an annual Speakers Program between September and June. Most CIC events in Winnipeg are free to the public, while CIC members enjoy exclusive access to the speakers.

The Winnipeg Branch endeavours to showcase local speakers, and occasionally invites external speakers, to engage Manitobans in discussions about issues related to Canadian foreign policy. Speakers include academics, professionals, advocates and politicians. Branch events range from individual speakers to multi-speaker panels and multi-panel conferences. To show our appreciation, we host our speakers for dinner and offer a modest donation to the charity of their choice.

The Winnipeg Branch also sponsors local conferences, including the J. W. Dafoe Political Studies Student Conference and the Peace and Conflict Studies Student Association Conference, both at the University of Manitoba.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: The Winnipeg Branch of the Canadian International Council (thecic.org/branches/winnipeg/) is looking for volunteers to serve on the Branch Executive Committee. The Branch Executive manages the business of the Branch, with a focus on conceiving, planning and executing a program of speaker events on topics related to Canadian foreign policy, Canada's place and role in the world, and the activities of Canadians on the international stage.
Skills Required: The Winnipeg Branch is looking for persons with the requisite skills and experience to fill the following roles:

1. Treasurer
2. Program Chair
3. Fundraising
4. Communications, including social media
5. Faculty Representative, University of Winnipeg
6. Student representative, St Boniface University
7. Student representative, Canadian Mennonite University

Volunteers should have an interest in international affairs and Canada's foreign policy, and appreciate discussions that feature a wide range of perspectives.

Participation on the Executive of the Winnipeg Branch requires successful candidates to become a member of the CIC [thecic.org/become-a-member/].
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Joining the CIC will give you experience with current international issues of interest to Canadians and will introduce you to a network of people in Winnipeg and across Canada who work on foreign policy issues.
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Evening
The Branch Executive meets approximately once per month and the Winnipeg Branch hosts 6-8 speakers events between September and June. In the post-COVID world, we aspire to present a mix of 6-8 in-person and hybrid (in-person + on-line) events. These events can involve individual speakers or panels with multiple speakers. We generally convene our meetings and events during the evenings, Monday to Thursday. We convene our Annual General Meeting in August.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Speaks French
Uses a wheelchair
Speaks another language: Any
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Certificate of recognition
Evaluation
Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: winnipeg@thecic.org
Closing Date: Aug 1, 2022
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