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The International Development Institute (IDI) draws on over 30 years of
Humber's international development experience to bring new ideas from the field to the classroom.

We Are Making An Impact

Global Changemakers 

Three students in the Bachelor of International Development degree program are among seven Ontarian youth who received the Global Changemaker Award. Sarah Judd, Lainey Oleka and Robin Sagi received the award from the Ontario Council for International Cooperation for their work spearheading the Fair Trade Campus initiative at Humber College, increasing public awareness in ethical purchasing, and moving the campus closer to being designated fair trade.

Meet the Changemakers:

Sarah, Lainey & Robin >

idi global changemakers

Supporting Artisans in Nepal with Fair Trade
Group Nepal

IYIP intern, Amanda Cox is currently working in Kathmandu with Fair Trade Group Nepal. She has been supporting their communications department by visiting artisans to help tell their story and demonstrate the work and care that goes into various handicrafts. 

Meet the IYIP Intern:

Amanda Cox >

Amanda Cox

Supporting Children and Youth in Peru with
Save the Children International 

One of our interns, Carmen, is working in Lima, Peru with Save the Children International. She is working as the Project Support Officer to support the Children Lead the Way project that includes technical training for youth, and promoting flexible and relevant education models for children.

Meet the IYIP Intern:

Carmen Barrientos >

Carmen Barrientos

Supporting Children and Youth in Bolivia with
Save the Children International 

Two of our interns, Benjamin and Maria, are working in La Paz, Bolivia with Save the Children International. They are supporting the Children Lead the Way project that includes technical training for youth, and promoting flexible and relevant education models for children. 

Meet the IYIP Interns:

Benjamin Spierenburg >
Knowledge Support Officer

Maria Hortensia >
Livelihoods Support Officer

Maria and Ben

Agriculture and Business Development in Haiti
with Centre D'inspiration Jeunesse (CIJ Haiti)

Two of our IYIP Interns, Sikander and Cimoan, will be working with the grassroots organization CIJ Haiti to support their agricultural and business development programming. CIJ Haiti works with elders, farmers, and other key community members to help build sustainable solutions for the rural villages of Haiti. 

Meet the IYIP Interns:

Sikander Panag >
Business Development Support Officer

Cimoan Atkins >
Marketing and Planning Officer

Sikander and Cimoan

Programs That Have Impact

Bachelor of International Development


An interdisciplinary degree that provides students with a solid theoretical foundation in international development studies and its related disciplines as well as with professional and technical skills in development management.

International Development Postgraduate


A unique one year program on international development providing the skills, knowledge and experience required to identify, grow, develop and manage projects anywhere in the world.

Professional Development Opportunities

IDI offers intensive skills development training in a number of focus areas allowing participants to build up specialized skills. Watch for new registration dates in 2016.

  • International Development Week at Humber
    February 2-12, 2016


Current Events

News & Events


Living and learning in some of the most challenging regions around the globe, our interns returned to Canada with incredible stories and wisdom that only an international opportunity such as IYIP can afford. The Humber College “Voices of Canadian Youth in International Development” event welcomed the 2015-2016 International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) interns home and celebrated their contributions to our partner INGOs. 

Voices of Canadian Youth in International Development 

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Join us on November 27, 2015 from 9am-3:30pm for the 5th Annual Innovation and Impact Fair. This year's event will take place at Assembly Hall on Humber College Lakeshore Campus. Representatives from organizations across all sectors will come together to talk about how we can all work together to build better futures for children and youth. 

children representing Innovation and Impact fair

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Choose five courses from our management studies line-up and you will be well on your way to achieving an International Development Management Studies certificate from Humber. This certificate builds capacity in the management of international development and humanitarian assistance with specialized training that draws on institutional and faculty expertise.

The program promotes a participatory approach to sustainable development and focuses on enhancing capacity to effectively implement international development programming. The acquisition of practical and transferable management skills necessary to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate project activities and results is stressed throughout the program. 
Review the course offering.

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On a campus that cherishes its past, the next generation of history-makers prepares for the future. Located in Toronto’s vibrant west end, Humber is one of Canada’s largest and most diverse colleges.

Students study in historic buildings called cottages that have been retrofitted with state-of-the-art classrooms. Each cottage is dedicated to an academic stream. In the same way, three buildings on nearby Lake Shore Boulevard West have been purchased and repurposed into dedicated centres of excellence. It is, on the whole, distinctly Lakeshore Campus.

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Humber is proud to be partnering with seven universities in Indonesia for the Sulawesi Economic Development Strategy Project (SEDS).

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IDI Symposium 2015

IDI Symposium 2015

IDI Symposium 2015

IDW 2015 Highlight Video

Business School - IDW 2015 Highlight Video

IDW 2015 Highlight Video

IDW 2015 Panel Discussion

Business School IDW 2015 Panel Discussion

IDW 2015 Panel Discussion

IDW 2015 Degree Lecture Series

Business School IDW 2015 Degree Lecture Series

IDW 2015 Degree Lecture Series

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