Canada World Youth is Closing

The Board of Canada World Youth – Jeunesse Canada Monde regrets that it has had to make a difficult decision to conclude youth-focused programming and end our organization’s activities.  The Board wants to thank all alumni, volunteers, donors, and champions of Canada World Youth. With your support over the past 50+ years, Canada World Youth has benefited more than 2,000,000 people around the world.    Quite simply, this beloved, quintessentially Canadian, organization no longer has the …

Notes from the field: IAYI Participants in Peru

It takes three separate taxi rides to get from Cusco to Cuper Alto. As you climb out of the city, gradually, the cars and sounds of humanity give way to rolling hills and small farmsteads. Look out the rearview and you will see the city spreading out beneath you like some intricate tapestry. Keep driving, and winding down the road and suddenly the snowy mountain-tops of the Andean mountains come into view. Eventually you will …

Youth from across Canada on the National Youth Leadership Summit

Arriving in Saskatoon Before Logan Beauchamp turns 25 next year, and the ages out of many youth programs, he wants to make the most of his year, which is why he applied to come to the CWY National Youth Leadership Summit in June. A young father, and third-year political science student, from Red Deer, Alberta, Logan had never been to Saskatchewan and hadn’t done much travelling. “I didn’t want having a kid to hold me …

United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 2022

Youth Delegates to UNPFII in New York City When Dakota Crow Spreads His Wings was young, his grandparents would tell him stories about attending big meetings at the UN headquarters in New York City. Although they have since passed on, Dakota said being in the buildings at the UN headquarters, it is incredible to think that they walked the same halls, and sat in the same rooms. “I wanted to get a full experience of …

CWY-JCM Alumni for Ukraine

CWY-JCM Alumni for Ukraine “We, the volunteers, we don’t have anything from the government right now, so we are all alone,” said Marta Bielak. She has been at the Polish/ Ukrainian border, helping refugees who are crossing into Poland. Along with many other volunteers, Marta is helping to provide transportation, food, information, and shelter to Ukrainian people as they flee bombing in their cities and towns. She said that often, when people reach the border, “They have …