Intercultural Dialogue Institute

Intercultural Dialogue Institute is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to advance social cohesion via(through) personal interaction by promoting respect and mutual understanding among people of all cultures and faiths through dialogue and partnership.

Intercultural Dialogue Institute aims to promote enduring interfaith and intercultural cooperation, tolerance and dialogue by sharing our differences and similarities in an effort to enhance civil society, to promote the development of human values, and to advance diversity and multiculturalism in the society. The Institute aims to eliminate or reduce false stereotypes, prejudices and unjustified fears through direct human communication. By this mission IDI aims to contribute to improvement of diversity, pluralism and multiculturalism throughout Canada.

In this regard, IDI organizes social, educational and cultural activities such as lectures, seminars, conferences, discussion forums, luncheons, informative dinners, programs for students and youth, intercultural exchange trips, courses, outreach programs.

Association for Canadian Studies

The Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) is an organization which initiates and supports activities in the areas of research, teaching, communications, and the training of students in the field of Canadian Studies, especially in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives. The ACS also strives to raise public awareness of Canadian issues, and provides the Canadian Studies community, principally within Canada, with a wide range of activities and programs. The ACS supports the study of Canada by encouraging interdisciplinary exchanges that complement and connect the efforts of scholars in diverse fields as well as leaders in the public and private sectors. The ACS is committed to raising public awareness of significant research and public policy issues, and to providing opportunities for advancing debate and action through collaborative activities and publications.

Turgut Ozal University

The Turgut Özal Thought and Action Foundation, established in 2008, endeavored to establish Turgut Özal University in order to pave the way to raise qualified men and women who have universal knowledge like Turgut Özal. The aim of this foundation is to cherish the memory of Turgut Özal and to develop people for the sake of the country and people who Turgut Ozal loved and served.

Following the application to the Council of Higher Education in February 2009, the envisaged procedures in terms of legislation were fulfilled. On June 23, 2009 the schools of Law, Medicine, Engineering, Economics and Administrative Sciences and Graduate Schools of Science and Social Sciences were established at Turgut Özal University in accordance with law number 5913 passed in the Turkish Grand National Assembly. Turgut Özal University was incorporated when the law was published in the Official Gazette dated as July 07, 2009.

Canadian Council on International Law

The Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL) was established in 1972 in order to promote the co-operative study and analysis of international legal problems by scholars in universities and by professionals in government service and private practice.

Incorporated federally as a non-profit organization, the CCIL is an independent, non-partisan entity which relies financially on membership fees paid by its members, as well as donations or grants from individuals, corporations, foundations and governments. Contributions to the Council and membership fees are deductible from taxable income in Canada.

The origins of the CCIL can be traced back to concern expressed among Canadian professors of international law in the mid-1960’s about the lack of resources then available to professors, students and practitioners of international law in Canada. It was decided that an independent organizational structure was needed to foster an effective community of international lawyers in Canada. While the primary thrust of the newly proposed CCIL’s activities was seen to be scholarly, a related aim was the facilitation of closer contact between the academic community and those officials and practitioners with a substantial professional interest in the field. A further objective was to deepen and broaden relations between Canadian international lawyers and interested individuals and organizations outside Canada.

Since its establishment in 1972, the CCIL has grown into an organisation with over 400 members from within Canada and around the world, representing a wide range of interests and professions. It provides numerous resources to this international legal community.