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Series consists of policy, organization, administration, correspondence and committee files of the Centennial International Development Programme (CIDP). Also included are files from other groups which the CIDP had relations with, including the Canadian Red Cross and the Darjeeling Mission Service.
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Copyright belongs to the Crown.
Finding aid 69-8 is a handwritten file list. 69-8 (Paper)
Biography / Administrative history
The Centennial International Development Programme (CIDP) was established in 1966 through a grant from the Centennial Commission. The CIPD was managed by an independent Board of Directors chaired by Bishop E.S. Reed and the Honourable Justice A.M. Monin. J. Duncan Edmonds was appointed Executive Director on 9 January 1967. The five objectives of the CIDP were: to increase public awareness in Canada of obligations and opportunities to participate in international development; to provide a dynamic and outward-looking international dimension to centennial celebrations; to increase the international contributions made by non-governmental agencies; to involve other private organizations in overseas development; and to encourage and stimulate Canadians to recognize their responsibilities as citizens of the world.
In order to fulfill their objectives, the CIDP focussed on 2 vehicles: "Community Teach-ins" where it was attempted to involve all levels of the community in international development, and a youth educational effort which led to the "Miles for Millions Marches."
While their main concern was the education of young people, and through them the education of their parents and the adult community, the CIDP raised money to assist projects undertaken by Canadian communities or NGOs in developing countries. The majority of the CIDP staff were disbanded by 22 November 1967.
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