CWY provides global programs for youth looking to gain leadership experience through participation in community-driven development projects.


EQWIP HUBs is a global partnership collaborating to change lives. Through 18 knowledge centres in Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, Senegal, and Tanzania, EQWIP HUBs provides entrepreneurship and employment training so that young people can come together to develop market-ready skills. Our youth focused, collaborative and tech-friendly approach is unique.

This project is now closed to further volunteer applications. To learn more on the impact of this project, please click here.

EQWIP HUBs is generously funded, in part, by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada.

Programs for indigenous Youth

Programs for Indigenous Youth aim to strengthen and support the capacity of Indigenous youth to be leaders and discover other cultures by participating in local, national and international volunteer programs. All CWY programs are open to First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth. We also specifically offer programs for Indigenous youth, including some programs that include the possibility to live and work with Indigenous communities in other countries, with the support of our international partners. To find out more, click here.

Global Learner

The Global Learner program aims to promote global citizenship through the direct participation of youth in community-driven development projects. The program provides youth groups or individual participants aged 15 and over with a rich educational experience through volunteer work placements, host family living, educational activities and critical reflection. We offer short-term programs (as little as 2 weeks) as well as long-term programs (3 to 4 months or up to a year) depending on the type of program. Click here to learn more.

Our newest program called the CWY Fundacja Euroweek Global Learner Program takes place in Poland. It brings Canadian and international volunteers together to assist Polish students in broadening their perspective about cultural differences and harness their skills for international collaboration. To facilitate this learning, volunteers provide the Polish students with information about their country, history, economy, tourism, culture, people and traditions in interactive and engaging ways. To find our more, click here.

The China-Canada Young Leaders Program, offered in partnership with East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai, is designed to foster among young Canadians an appreciation for Chinese culture, history, society and language.  Registration for the 2020-2021 cohort is now closed. Click here to learn more.

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