A gift to CWY means that you believe – as we do – in the importance of creating a global movement of youth leadership through community-driven development projects.
CWY is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency (charitable number 1189 73999 RR0001) and a charitable tax receipt will be issued for all gifts over $20.
Donating is fun and it feels good! At CWY, we want you – the donor – to enjoy the experience. We are grateful for your generosity and that is why we are offering you various ways to show your support.
Donate online, by mail or by phone
Donating online is safe, secure and easy, and you can do so by completing our online donation form.
If you prefer to mail your donation, Canada World Youth Head Office, 2330 Notre-Dame Street West, Suite 300, Montreal, Quebec, H3J 1N4
If you prefer to donate by phone, Cécile Lanouette will be happy to speak with you. You can reach Cécile at 1-800-605-3526, ext. 344.
Thanks to your generosity, Canada World Youth (CWY) can continue to offer innovative programs that develop youth leadership, support community development initiatives and provide unforgettable, life-changing experiences. A gift to CWY means you are offering youth, looking to discover themselves and the world, the opportunity to have an eye-opening, experiential learning experience unparalleled by any other organization.
You can support the work of CWY, our international partners and our youth volunteers by selecting any of the following donation options.
We want donating to be fun and fulfilling. We want you, the donor, to enjoy the experience from start to finish. If you have any trouble or questions about donating to CWY please contact our Head of Fundraising, Deborah Estrin at 514-931-3526 #612 Toll free: 1-800-605-3526 #612
Monthly giving provides you with a convenient way to support CWY’s meaningful work on a consistent basis without the hassle of multiple calls, emails or cheques.
By signing up as a proud monthly donor, you are helping to ensure that CWY has access to a stable and reliable source of funding. This allows us to better plan for the future and reduces administrative costs so we can spend more time putting your gift to the best use possible: engaging youth in meaningful projects that are empowering and life-changing.
Please complete the on-line donation form by clicking the ‘Make A Donation‘ link or, to make your gift by phone, please call Cécile Lanouette, at 1-800-605-3526, ext. 344.
Youth Leader’s Fund
Help us reach as many youth as possible by contributing to our Youth Leader’s Fund!
The financial help I received through the Youth Leaders Fund made my CWY experience possible. I doubt any other experience will ever impact me the way this one did and I so appreciate the financial help. My time in Peru helped me become more open-minded and opened my eyes to just how welcoming and generous people can be. It taught me that you should always have your doors open to people, even if you don’t know them. Professionally, I now am looking at getting a degree in International development, a choice directly related to my CWY experience.”
Mikaela Ikenouye Youth Leaders in Action (YLA) Rankin Inlet, Nunavut – Palca, Peru
CWY is dedicated to the richness and diversity of our Youth Leaders programs. With a strong commitment to equity, we are working to remove barriers to participation in all our programs. We want to ensure that the youth who make up our programs are representative of the diversity of youth populations in Canada. We also work with our international partners to remove barriers and diversify the youth volunteers selected from our partner countries.
Youth Leader’s Fund bursaries range from $250 per youth to a maximum of 50% of the fundraising requirements for any CWY program.
Your donation to this fund helps young Canadians who might not otherwise be able to participate in a life-changing international volunteer project. Thanks to you, they will be able to grow, learn and share alongside their Canadian and international counterparts as they work together towards creating more sustainable, equitable and healthy communities at home and abroad.
The Youth Leader’s Fund aims to:
- Increase the participation of youth from lower income backgrounds for whom fundraising requirements would be a barrier to participation
- Encourage the participation of youth from ethno-racial minorities and Aboriginal communities, who have historically been under-represented in CWY programs
To make a donation to the Youth Leaders fund, please click on the ‘Donate to the Youth Leaders Fund’ link or, to make a donation by phone, please call Cécile Lanouette at 1-800-605-3526, extension 344.
Support our Aboriginal Youth Leadership Program!
The things I learned while in the overseas phase of my CWY experience, things that impacted me and will stay with me, are gratitude, to be humble and to be thankful and happy for what we have. I have been inspired by the people I met, both young and old. They influenced me to learn more than just a few words in a different language. I learned more about myself and my own beliefs and have gained more values and respect for myself and for others. I have a better focus on life knowing these skills will help me personally and professionally.
Thank you CWY for the opportunity that you have blessed me with and I wish to still be involved and work with you as an alumni. Thank you.”
Cory Nicotine, Youth Volunteer
Labrador Aboriginal Youth Abroad to Parakuyo, Tanzania
Canada World Youth and the Labrador Aboriginal Youth Abroad Committee,which involves the Nunatsiavut Governement, Department of Health & Social Development and Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation, and Labrador communities of Nain, Hopedale, and Sheshatshiu, have designed a project for Aboriginal youth from the Labrador communities of Nain, Hopedale, and Sheshatshiu that offers an experiential learning project in Tanzania, Africa.
The hands on experience will enable youth to help the Maasai community of Parakuyo by planting trees, building projects, working with youth in teaching English, and participate in sports and recreation activities. One Laptop per Child will provide tablets to youth in the project containing learning applications to support learning skills. For more information please see www.olpccanada.com
The youth will be staying in the Parakuyo village, Kilosa, Morogoro region,Tanzania, which is a small community of 3,000 Maasai people.
Support the National Symposium for Aboriginal Young People!
In Partnership with Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island (MCPEI), Canada World Youth will co-host the “Aboriginal Youth and Confederation – Learning from the Past: Building for the Future” symposium in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, on June 26-28, 2014.
This symposium will bring together up to 250 Aboriginal youth from across Canada and Aboriginal young people will have an opportunity to identify and prioritize their needs, issues and ideas in the context of Confederation and its impacts on Aboriginal people in the past, present and future.
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