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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...
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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...
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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...
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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/...
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Youth discuss menstrual health and breaking taboos

For the first time since the HerWASH project began, youth working on the project from Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Burkina Faso, had an opportunity to meet and discuss their work....
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Lessons and Solutions in Irregular Child Migration: Notes from the Field

“Look for a reason to stay in your country,” said Susan Ormiston, at the discussion on irregular child migration on February 9th. “Imagine in some of our countries, if our...
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Alumni Spotlight: Brothers from Different Worlds

When Lester Triguero arrived in Canada in 1996, it was his first time flying on a plane and his first time leaving the country. From a rural town in Cuba,...
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The Innovation Challenge’s Impact and Future

CWY-JCM designed and ran the Innovation Challenge for the first time last year. The new program responds to the pandemic and the difficulties that young people, in particular, are facing...
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Changes at Canada World Youth

Passing the Torch: A Message from the Board The Honourable Rob Norris, CWY Chair 2015-2021: It has been a privilege serving as Board Chair for Canada World Youth. Drawing on...
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Virtual Speaker Series Fundraiser

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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