WELI Launch

In partnership with African Skills Hub (ASH), CWY-JCM is excited to launch the Women’s Entrepreneurship and Livelihood Initiative (WELI), funded in part by Global Affairs Canada. This initiative is a youth-centered and gender-responsive project designed to increase economic empowerment and resilience for young women in the communities most affected by COVID-19 in Ghana and Senegal.   CWY-JCM enables young Canadians …

Fabienne Pierre-Jacques New Director of Programs and Partnerships

CWY is thrilled to announce that Fabienne Pierre-Jacques is now taking on the role of Director of Programs and Partnerships! Fabienne joined CWY-JCM in 2012 and has worked as Director of Monitoring and Evaluation as well as Gender Lead for the EQWIP HUBs project. She has made great contributions to the organization including improvement of CWY-JCM reporting, development of a …

CWY Welcomes New Board Member André La Forge

CWY-JCM is pleased to welcome André La Forge to the Board of Directors. Mr. Laforge is currently an Advisory Partner at Champlain Financial Corporation. Prior to joining Champlain, La Forge spent two years in a corporate operational role as Senior Vice-President and co-head of GardaWorld’s cash services business in Canada.  He spent 16 years as an active hands-on private equity …

Growing a Sustainable Business Through EQWIP HUBs

Over the past nearly 50 years, CWY-JCM’s programming has impacted over 200,000 alumni, host families, and beneficiaries, such as, Mulkhat who participated in the EQWIP HUBs project in 2019 in Zanzibar, Tanzania. After trying unsuccessfully to find work as in the public sector, Mulkhat was ready to try something new to earn a living. That was when she learned about …