Media Coverage

  • 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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    Source: Trurodaily.com

  • November 15, 2014

    Canadian Red Cross holds ‘Cold Campout’ in Charlottetown

    The Canadian Red Cross held its first “Cold Campout” this weekend on Prince Edward Island in an effort to showcase the services the organization provides.

    About 20 young people, including some from Canada World Youth, are spending 24 hours outdoors to simulate the conditions faced by evacuees during a disaster scenario.

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    Source: CBC News PEI

  • November 13, 2014

    Conseil particulier de la Société Saint-Vincent de Paul de Saint-Jean

    Nous avons reçu 2 jeunes volontaires venant du Bénin dans le cadre du projet de Jeunesse Canada monde. Elles ont travaillé comme bénévoles à la banque alimentaire pendant près de 2 mois. Elles se sont intégrées facilement au milieu. Elles ont fait partie de notre grande famille de bénévoles durant ce temps. Elles nous ont parlé de leurs valeurs, de leur mode vie et de leurs familles.

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    Source: Société de Saint-Vincent de Paul

  • November 10, 2014

    Good Deeds: Canada World Youth students make difference

    Young adults on exchange from Indonesia and different parts of Canada had time to settle in and are now contributing to the Nanaimo community.

    Eighteen youth arrived in Nanaimo mid-October to begin phase one of Canada World Youth’s program, Youth Leaders in Action. The six-month experimental learning program takes place here and the small urban island community of Pulau Kelapa in Indonesia’s Jakarta capital region.

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    Source: Nanaimo Daily News

  • November 8, 2014

    Marche exploratoire 2014 de Jeunesse Canada Monde

    Afin de faciliter le droit des femmes à une vie sans violence et plus participative aux prises de décisions et contribuer à la mise en oeuvre des concepts de égalité des sexes et de l’engagement public, les jeunes volontaires de Jeunesse Canada Monde organisent une marche exploratoire dans la ville de Victoriaville le Samedi 8 Novembre 2014 à partir de 18h30.

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    Source: Victoriaville

  • October 29, 2014

    Nicaragua-Saskatchewan exchange wrapping up

    REGINA — After two months, Nathan McNab has developed a whole new set of skills — and he couldn’t be happier.

    “I was in a whole different atmosphere, but I really enjoyed it,” he said. “Everything was different even the houses.”

    Earlier this summer, McNab, 19, from the George Gordon First Nation, was one of eight Canadian youth selected to participate in the Canada World Youth Leaders exchange program.

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    Source: Leader Post