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April 14, 2012

Governor General Becomes Patron of Canada World Youth

MONTREAL, April 4, 2012 – Canada World Youth is pleased to announce that His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, is now Patron of our organization.

“For Canada World Youth, this gesture from the Governor General of Canada is a testament to the quality and impact of our international education programs for young people” said Louis Moubarak, President and CEO (Interim) of Canada World Youth. “His Excellency has witnessed first-hand how our programs can transform our young volunteers who become more open-minded, acquire a unique self-confidence and enhance their leadership and communication skills.”

This patronage comes at a time when Canada World Youth is celebrating its 40 years of history and achievements, which have included offering programs to a total of 35,000 young people in 67 countries and coordinating one million volunteer hours per year. The organization looks forward to many more years of innovative and impactful international programs.

Founded in 1971, Canada World Youth is a global leader in developing leadership-, health- and environment-oriented international education programs for young people aged 15 to 35. A non-profit organization, Canada World Youth is dedicated to enriching the lives of young people who have a desire to become informed and active global citizens.

Canada World Youth is registered with the Canada Revenue Agency as a charitable organization (118973999RR0001) and accepts online donations at www.canadaworldyouth.org.

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About Canada World Youth

Canada World Youth is dedicated to enriching the lives of youth aged up to 35 who want to become informed and active global citizens. CWY offers international transformative learning experiences focused on building knowledge, leadership and skills through participation in sustainable community-driven projects. For more than 40 years, 38,000 youth and 12,000 host families have participated in CWY programs, in Canada and abroad.

CWY is registered with the Canada Revenue Agency as a charitable organization (#118973999RR0001).

Source : Mary McGee, Communications Officer, Canada World Youth, 514 931-3526 # 336, mmcgee@cwy-jcm.org.

Interviews and information (photos available):

Mary McGee
1 800 605-3526 #336
514 931-3526 # 336
mmcgee@cwy-jcm.org