Every February Canada celebrates the achievements of international cooperation and our joint efforts to create a just world. This year the theme of International Development Week is #GoForTheGoals. At Heart-Links we are proud of the advances our partners have made with your help toward these goals:

  • No poverty
  • Zero Hunger
  • Good Health and Well-being
  • Quality Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

To celebrate, organizations across Canada are taking part in a host of #IDW2022 activities, and starting today, you can, too! Here’s are some events to choose from:


Bidding is open now at Heart-Links’ Share the Love @ Home online silent auction. Win spectacular prizes and support Heart-Links projects in Peru. It’s a win-win. Auction closes end of day Thursday. START BIDDING HERE


Centennial College is hosting a conference on Building Back Better through Inclusive, Diverse, and Equitable Partnerships within Development. Panelists will discuss approaches to adapt international development cooperation through power shifts; decolonizing aid and localization; addressing climate change; as well as policies and programs that seek to transform gender relations and promote equality.

Anthony Peña, who coordinates Centro Santa Angela’s Men for Gender Equality program, is one of the speakers for the conference’s Prioritizing Gender Equality session, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Don’t miss out! REGISTER HERE


Join the Kawartha World Issues Centre (KWIC) at 7 p.m. via zoom for “Climate Action Through the Lens of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP)” and explore the importance of UNDRIP as a framework for meeting climate targets and creating a more sustainable world. REGISTER HERE


It’s finally here! Share the Love @ Home starts on zoom webinar at 7 p.m. sharp. Flor Reaño, of Latidos; Erla Hoyos, of Centro Santa Angela; and Lola Paredes, of the Rural Libraries Network, will join us live from Peru to talk about their work to reach the Sustainable Development Goals in their communities. There will be music, too, by jazz pianist Anthony D’Alessandro. REGISTER HERE

man in blue suit sits on piano bench facing camera with grand piano behind him
Anthony D’Alessandro


CUSO International is hosting Youth Speak Up? Youth will share perspectives on international development such as meaningful engagement with Indigenous perspectives, diversity and inclusion, and the global goals. REGISTER HERE

A final extra-special event involves Heart-Links’ partner the Rural Libraries Network. The House of Peruvian Literature (Casa de Literatura Peruana) has awarded its annual prize in Peruvian letters to the network’s director Alfredo Mires. The award ceremony will stream live (in Spanish) at 7 p.m. EST on the Casa de Literatura Peruana’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.