Virtual Speaker Series

As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, we have put together a series of virtual panels featuring experts in international development and non-profit work. Speakers will come from our extensive alumni network as well as our inter-related network of young thought leaders.  Join us for insightful discussions about Canada’s role in a post-COVID rebuild worldwide and what role CWY-JCM and other youth organizations need to play in that process. To join the conversation, we request …

CWY-JCM Interview with Annatu Ben-Lawal, Project Director of WELI

Anatu Ben-Lawal is the Women’s Entrepreneurship and Livelihoods Initiative (WELI) Project Director for Africa Skills HUB (ASH). She has spent the last 10 years working in development work with Non-Governmental Organizations and Social Enterprises at community, district, and national levels. She is the founder and CEO of Social Innovation Africa and focuses on social entrepreneurship as well as working with young women and adolescent girls. Today I have the pleasure of interviewing her to find out more about …

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 to become Global Learners so they can make positive changes for themselves, their communities, and …

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 Gender Equality Training Guide, and leading the development of the project’s Protocol on Sexual Assault, …

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 investor with Borealis Private Equity (affiliated with OMERS), Kilmer Capital Partners, Roynat Equity Partners, and …