News & Events


COVID-19 has heightened awareness around protecting the most vulnerable. For iDE and our supporters, this includes the people we serve around the world, where access to clean water, soap, and proper sanitation does not always exist.

A social enterprise, Sama Sama Ghana, has inaugurated seven free handwashing stations in Tamale and Savelugu, both in the Northern Region, to help encourage regular handwashing and good personal hygiene among the people in those areas.

To mark the 30th anniversary of the International Development Week, The Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC) and World University Service Canada (WUSC) launched the Innovation and Impact Awards, recognizing an individual and a Canadian organization for the contributions they have made to global development and humanitarian assistance. Read an article with the two winners, iDE's CEO Stuart Taylor and Jim Cornelius, Executive Director of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, whose work span food aid, sanitation, and the empowerment of entrepreneurs.

The Canadian Council for International Cooperation presented its 2020 Innovation and Impact Award to iDE Canada at a reception on Parliament Hill. The award specifically recognized the Sama Sama* project, which is tackling diarrheal disease, one of the top killers of children in Ghana and around the world.

A Winnipeg-based non-profit and development expert have won awards for their work to reduce global poverty and hunger. iDE Canada and Jim Cornelius, executive director of Canadian Foodgrains Bank, have won the Lewis Perinbam Innovation and Impact Awards, it was announced Friday in Ottawa.