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CWY offers international transformative learning experiences focused on building knowledge, leadership and skills through participation in sustainable community-driven projects

Please click on one of the markers above to learn more about our projects.

CWY offers a variety of programs to fit your interest and your personal and professional development needs:

China-Canada Young Leaders Program

East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai and Canada World Youth (CWY) have partnered to create the China-Canada Young Leaders Program. This new program, aimed at Canadian students interested in an innovative study abroad experience, provides opportunities for Canadian students interested in combining educational study with a volunteer service learning placement. To find out more, click here.

EQWIP HUBs: Powering Sustainable Youth Livelihoods

CWY is proud to be recruiting Canadian Volunteers for its new program EQWIP HUBs: Powering Sustainable Youth Livelihoods. The project is powered by the strategic alliance of Canada World Youth and Youth Challenge International (YCI).  As two of Canada’s foremost organizations focused on youth development, we bring 70+ years of youth engagement and transformational learning.

A five-year initiative will look at the different elements that can have a positive influence on youth livelihoods, particularly young women. Through hubs located in urban and semiurban centres, the project  will allow to offer employability and entrepreneurship training that is responsive to local realities. At the same time, it will foster collaboration among local governments, the private sector and civil society to leverage local resources and create more opportunities for youth.

We are looking for young Canadians, aged 21 to 35, who have demonstrated skills in:

  • IT (or strong familiarity with technology)
  • Business & Project Management
  • Design/innovation or creative fields
  • Marketing/Communications
  • Leadership/Community development
  • Gender
  • Sustainable Livelihoods

These projects will take place in Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, Senegal and Tanzania. They are based on feedback from our alumni network and international partners in order to ensure a fulfilling experience!

We encourage you to look at our new website www.eqwiphubs.org for more information!


EQWIP HUBs is generously funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The International Aboriginal Youth Internships (IAYI) initiative

The International Aboriginal Youth Internships (IAYI) initiative provides opportunities for 20 Indigenous youth  (interns) over the next two years to participate in international internships in four communities in Colombia. This initiative is intended to:

  • provide valuable international work experience for Indigenous youth, raising their employability and/or empowering youth to further their education post-internship;
  • provide opportunities for Indigenous youth to increase their awareness of and contribution to Canada’s international development efforts, through participation in internships with local partner organizations; and,
  • build the capacity of Indigenous youth to promote Canada’s international development efforts both in Canada and abroad.

In order to qualify, Indigenous youth must be between the ages of 18 and 35, and complete a secondary school diploma (or equivalent certification) and/or equivalent work experience related to the internship description. Please visit our website regularly for new opportunities.

The International Aboriginal Youth Internships Initiative is generously funded by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada.

  • Global Alliance

    We are also proud to announce two tremendously important initiatives. Over the course of the last year, Canada World Youth has entered into a partnership with overseas Indonesian and Philippines alum to create Indonesia World Youth and Philippines World Youth. With the launch of these entities overseas, we will establish a Global Alliance of Youth Organizations whose objectives will be powered through our reciprocal exchange model. We are also starting conversations with Colombia!
    So stay tuned and visit our website regularly for future developments.

  • Global Learner

    This program is for groups or individuals aged 15 and over who want to take part in a 2-week to 3-month international volunteer project in one of our 6 partner countries. The program promotes global citizenship through direct participation in community-driven development projects.

  • Programs for Indigenous Youth

    CWY coordinates exciting overseas volunteer and internship programs for Indigenous youth from across Canada. While all our programs are open to First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth, we also offer programs specifically designed for Indigenous youth, some of which offer the possibility to live and work with Indigenous communities in other countries.

  • Leadership Awards

    The CWY 2015 Youth Leadership Awards recognize the outstanding achievements of young Canadians and youth from around the world who are CWY Alumni and are engaged in innovative initiatives that create change in the community.

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