International Development Week 2018

Recognize International Development Week by celebrating the 30 year anniversary of the Yukon Development Education Centre!  

For over 30 years, YDEC has been inspiring and encouraging Yukoners to take part in building a better, more inclusive, peaceful and prosperous world.  And, we are growing!  Come and listen to stories from the past 30 years and find out what is in store for the next 30 years!

When:  Thursday February 8th, 6:30 PM
Where: Association franco-yukonnaise (l’AFY), 302 Strickland Street

YDEC Anniversary Poster


IDW 2015 Speaking Events

IDW took place from February 1-7, 2015 and all Yukoners were invited to be part of the celebration. Throughout the week community members were encouraged to learn more about international development, become engaged, and share their experiences with friends, family, colleagues and community. The week’s events were supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development (DFATD).NCGC partnered with Yukon College for two speaking events during IDW 2015. Marco Oved, a journalist from Toronto and local Yukoner Ron Pond spoke at two separate lunch hour talks at Yukon College.  They both also provided a public evening presentation at l’Association franco-yukonnaise. Oved spoke about his investigative journalist work on mining, aid and public/private partnerships in three countries: Burkina Faso, Ghana and Peru and his editorial called: Mining and Aid, Uncomfortable Bedfellows was published in the Yukon News.  Yukoner Ron Pond spoke about his work as an ecumenical accompanist in Palestine.

Yukon Youth Delegates IDW Presentations and Report

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Two grade 6, home-schooled youth wrote letters to Yukon political representatives including the Yukon Premier, MP, and Mayor to remind them of the importance of International Development Week and the 2015 theme of “We Are Making a Difference”.  The pair were featured in the Whitehorse Star with their message of Let's Honour International Development Week.

The two students addressed the Mayor and City Council to request an official declaration of International Development Week 2015, and to fundraise for Free the Children.  

See the video of these very professional and brave students addressing a public audience or read their report.