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13 December, 2013

As a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, the success of our programs at the national and branch levels, produced by the hard work of our small but dedicated staff, and our nation-wide network of volunteers, depends on individual and corporate donations and memberships. As 2013 draws to a close, I invite you to make a tax-deductible charitable contribution to the CIC. Our mandate to foster discussion and debate of international issues through our research, digital media, and events, would not be possible without the continued support of our audience. Donations can be made online by clicking here, where you will receive an immediate tax receipt. If you prefer, you can call us at 416-978-7911 or 1-800-668-2442, or you can send us a cheque, payable to the Canadian International Council. Our mailing address is 1 Devonshire Place, Room 064S Toronto, ON M5S 3K7.

Along with the CIC board, staff, and volunteers, I extend my warmest wishes to you and your family for a happy and healthy holiday season. We look forward to engaging with you on Canada’s role in the world in the year to come.

Before you click away, we’d like to ask you for a favour … 

Journalism in Canada has suffered a devastating decline over the last two decades. Dozens of newspapers and outlets have shuttered. Remaining newsrooms are smaller. Nowhere is this erosion more acute than in the coverage of foreign policy and international news. It’s expensive, and Canadians, oceans away from most international upheavals, pay the outside world comparatively little attention.

At Open Canada, we believe this must change. If anything, the pandemic has taught us we can’t afford to ignore the changing world. What’s more, we believe, most Canadians don’t want to. Many of us, after all, come from somewhere else and have connections that reach around the world.

Our mission is to build a conversation that involves everyone — not just politicians, academics and policy makers. We need your help to do so. Your support helps us find stories and pay writers to tell them. It helps us grow that conversation. It helps us encourage more Canadians to play an active role in shaping our country’s place in the world.

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