Media Coverage

  • January 5, 2015

    Youth flash mob takes over Robson Square

    When 22-year-old Oktavano Nurdhia first came to Canada from her small hometown in West Sumatra, Indonesia she was overwhelmed by the differences.

    “I’ve become more open-minded,” she said. “I wanted to find out about western people and how they live.”

    She’s learned a lot with Canada World Youth, which sent 90 volunteers – half from Indonesia and the other half from Canada – across Western Canada. On Tuesday, they’ll be setting sail for Indonesia.

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    Source: 24hrs Vancouver

  • December 29, 2014

    Youth volunteers ready for next phase of work project

    The 18 youth from across Canada and Indonesia who have volunteered in and made Nanaimo their home for the last three months are now preparing for the second phase of their Canada World Youth project.

    They will depart on Jan. 6 for the tiny, densely populated island community of Pulau Kelapa, in the Jakarta Capital Region of Indonesia.

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    Source: Nanaimo Daily News

  • December 28, 2014

    Patrick Johnston appointed to Order of Canada

    Patrick Johnston has dedicated his life’s work to charitable and philanthropic organizations.

    On Friday, the Tyendinaga Township resident was honoured by his country when he was appointed as a member of the Order of Canada.

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    Source: Belleville Intelligencer

  • December 18, 2014

    Council hears Women’s Safety Audit recommendations

    Camrose City Council was presented with a new perspective of the city when Canada World Youth members Nura Yunus and Apsari Rara Nastiti presented the results of a Women’s Safety Audit of the downtown core at the Dec. 15 council meeting.

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  • December 1, 2014

    Host Families Needed

    SaultOnline stopped by the Royal Canadian Legion on Sunday evening where Canada World Youth were hosting a East African Cultural Night as part of our Sault Ste. Marie-Tanzania-Kenya 2014 youth exchange. Volunteers from across Kenya, Tanzania and Canada hosted an evening of cultural food, music and presentations.

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    Source: Sault online

  • November 29, 2014

    Efforts to empower women take to the streets

    CORNWALL, Ontario – Canada World Youth volunteers will lead a Women’s Safety Audit around Montreal Road to expose risks and make recommendations to local officials on ways to improve security for every woman who walks the area.

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    Source: Seaway News

  • November 27, 2014

    TEACHING CONSENT: Students learn no means no

    CORNWALL, Ontario – The St. Lawrence College Cornwall campus got the message loud and clear at a public demonstration Thursday – dressing provocatively is not an open invitation for domestic or sexual violence.

    As students poured out from their classrooms, they were greeted by Canada World Youth (CWY) volunteers Jillian Reed and Kim Luttich. The pair of twentysomethings wore alluring outfits and held signs with slogans trumpeting the importance of consent between two people.

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    Source: Seaway News

  • November 24, 2014

    Une expérience inoubliable pour 17 Canadiens et Béninois

    VICTORIAVILLE. On dit souvent que les voyages forment la jeunesse et neuf Béninois peuvent en témoigner alors qu’ils ont complété un périple de trois mois à Victoriaville avec l’organisme Jeunesse Canada Monde.

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    Source: La Nouvelle union

  • November 19, 2014

    PUBLIC DISPLAYS: Young people shedding light on cases of sex abuse

    CORNWALL, Ontario – People often try to avoid thinking about, or discussing taboo subjects like sexual abuse.

    A trio of young people from Canada World Youth was waving a sign that read: “If I was sexually assaulted last night could you tell?” at a busy Pitt Street intersection Wednesday morning.

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    Source: Seaway News

  • November 17, 2014

    Ten Thousand Villages: Celebrating 20 years in Truro

    April MacHattie does not remember Christmas without Ten Thousand Villages.

    That’s because both she and Ten Thousand Villages Truro are now 20 years old. Lynn Reid, fondly remembers her father cradling MacHattie as an infant while she helped at the sale. MacHattie’s older sister Josee has been known to say, “Christmas would not be Christmas without Ten Thousand Villages.” The sisters continue to make it a priority to come home to help at the fair trade gift sales and reconnect with the many friends they have worked with over the years. This year the sale is Friday Nov. 28, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church, 295 Young St., Truro.

    We always welcome the new energy that youth bring to our sales. Canada World Youth, SLATE Youth Center, Katimavik, CEC Interact volunteers and whole classes and many others have helped. Their favourite job is unpacking the truckload of product. It is like Christmas morning itself, unpacking all the amazing handiwork made by artisans from more than 30 countries around the world.

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