Media Coverage

  • May 22, 2015

    Inlet Trail Phase 2 opening

    Hikers and trail builders will be cutting the ribbon on the second phase of the Alberni Inlet trail on Sunday.

    They received help from groups like Katimavik and Canada World Youth, after which some structures along the way are named. “Rick and Libby Avis deserve the credit for the vision of making a trail all the way down the Inlet from Port Alberni to Headquarters,” Carlson said.

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    Source: Alberni Valley Times

  • May 20, 2015

    PM announces Lois Mitchell as Lieutenant Governor of Alberta

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the appointment of Lois Mitchell as the next Lieutenant Governor of Alberta.

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    Source: Prime Minister of Canada website

  • May 19, 2015

    Mount Allison announces new VP, international and student affairs

    Kim Meade is Mount Allison University’s next vice-president, international and student affairs. Meade will be joining Mount Allison from Brock University, and will assume her new post on Aug. 1.

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    Source: Cumberland News Now

  • An Alberta doctor’s harrowing front-line view of a growing crisis

    For Canadian doctor Simon Bryant, the reality of the Mediterranean migrant crisis hit him during his first rescue in early May.

    The search-and-rescue boat operated by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the European charity Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) found a 12-metre fishing boat that had pushed off from the Libyan coast with 369 people aboard. Drifting at sea, they were growing desperate.


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    Source: The Globe and Mail

  • May 13, 2015

    Volunteer tourism is not the helping hand it appears to be

    Taking a “gap year” to travel and volunteer has become a popular rite of passage among high school graduates. Whether it be a back-packing trip to Africa, or a tour of Asia, many young people are participating in “voluntourism” – a chance to travel, while also participating in some local volunteer work. While on the surface this may seem like a good way to see the world while helping those in need, it often causes more harm than good.


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    Source: St. Albert Gazette

  • February 27, 2015

    Q & A: The Overseas Volunteer

    Ever wondered why you have to pay to volunteer abroad? We call in the experts to answer your questions.

    Every year, the team at Verge Magazine speaks with hundred of prospective overseas volunteers at our Go Global Expos. Most have the same pressing questions: “How do I choose and organization?” and “Why do I have to pay to volunteer overseas?”

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    Source: Verge Magazine

  • February 19, 2015

    A Host Mom’s Story

    The city bus stops right in front of our home in the Whitehorse. I still watch every day for “my boys” to get off and come home, even though they’ve been gone for weeks. I was privileged to be a host mom for the Canada World Youth program from October 2014 to January 2015. We had two counterparts assigned to us: Alex from Jakarta, Indonesia, and Paul from Winnipeg. My boys.

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    Source: What's up Yukon

  • February 18, 2015

    Black History Month focuses on engaging young people

    With a theme of “passing the torch from elders to youth,” organizers are halfway through a Black History Month that has focused on engaging young people.

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    Source: Nanaimo Daily News

  • February 10, 2015

    Devenir un meilleur citoyen du monde selon Samuel Gendron

    À 21 ans, il démarre une école en Indonésie.

    DRUMMONDVILLE.À ses 21 ans, Samuel Gendron s’est donné une mission bien particulière qui lui a permis d’entreprendre sa carrière en force, celle de fonder une école dans un pays en voie de développement. Quelques années plus tard, l’entrepreneur peut fièrement dire mission accomplie puisqu’à ce jour près de 2000 élèves ont fréquenté la nouvelle institution qui prime l’apprentissage par le biais des nouvelles technologies.


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    Source: L'Express (Drummondville)

  • January 12, 2015

    Canada World Youth expect to return to Whitehorse

    Rita Karakas, the Canada World Youth (CWY) president and CEO, says Whitehorse residents will see participants from its program visit the city again.

    It may not happen in the next round of programming, Karakas said this morning.

    However, the organization considers the community “part of our extended family” after several years of bringing youth to the territory’s capital city to volunteer, Karakas said.

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    Source: Whitehorse Star