Media Coverage

  • June 12, 2015

    Lois Mitchell sworn in as Alberta’s new Lieutenant-Governor

    Calgary businesswoman Lois Mitchell couldn’t conceal her excitement at being installed as Alberta’s 18th lieutenant-governor on Friday.

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    Source: Calgary Herald

  • Scott Elliott, Chief Executive Officer of imagine1day

    VANCOUVER, June 12, 2015 /CNW/ - imagine1day (www.imagine1day.org) is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Elliott as the charity’s first-ever Chief Executive Officer. imagine1day – founded by Chip and Shannon Wilson in 2007 – is working towards a goal of ensuring all Ethiopians have access to education, free of foreign aid, by 2030.  The recently created CEO role is intended to lead the organization through its next phase of growth.

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    Source: newswire.ca

  • June 3, 2015

    Valedictorians say bye to Pen High

    Looking past high school, Warkentin has secured a scholarship at Quest University in Squamish, and Hirschfeld is looking into a volunteer placement through Canada World Youth — and he’s hoping to serve in Peru as a humanitarian and teacher.

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    Source: Penticton Western News

  • May 24, 2015

    Premier Notley names new cabinet

    Edmonton-Beverly-Clarview MLA, Deron Bilious will take on the portfolios of Municipal Affairs and Service Alberta.

    First elected for the riding in 2012, Bilious has a teaching career behind him as well as work with Canada World Youth.

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    Source: CTV News

  • May 22, 2015

    Inlet Trail Phase 2 opening

    Hikers and trail builders will be cutting the ribbon on the second phase of the Alberni Inlet trail on Sunday.

    They received help from groups like Katimavik and Canada World Youth, after which some structures along the way are named. “Rick and Libby Avis deserve the credit for the vision of making a trail all the way down the Inlet from Port Alberni to Headquarters,” Carlson said.

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    Source: Alberni Valley Times

  • May 20, 2015

    PM announces Lois Mitchell as Lieutenant Governor of Alberta

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the appointment of Lois Mitchell as the next Lieutenant Governor of Alberta.

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    Source: Prime Minister of Canada website

  • May 19, 2015

    Mount Allison announces new VP, international and student affairs

    Kim Meade is Mount Allison University’s next vice-president, international and student affairs. Meade will be joining Mount Allison from Brock University, and will assume her new post on Aug. 1.

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    Source: Cumberland News Now

  • An Alberta doctor’s harrowing front-line view of a growing crisis

    For Canadian doctor Simon Bryant, the reality of the Mediterranean migrant crisis hit him during his first rescue in early May.

    The search-and-rescue boat operated by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the European charity Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) found a 12-metre fishing boat that had pushed off from the Libyan coast with 369 people aboard. Drifting at sea, they were growing desperate.

     

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    Source: The Globe and Mail

  • May 13, 2015

    Volunteer tourism is not the helping hand it appears to be

    Taking a “gap year” to travel and volunteer has become a popular rite of passage among high school graduates. Whether it be a back-packing trip to Africa, or a tour of Asia, many young people are participating in “voluntourism” – a chance to travel, while also participating in some local volunteer work. While on the surface this may seem like a good way to see the world while helping those in need, it often causes more harm than good.

     

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    Source: St. Albert Gazette

  • February 27, 2015

    Q & A: The Overseas Volunteer

    Ever wondered why you have to pay to volunteer abroad? We call in the experts to answer your questions.

    Every year, the team at Verge Magazine speaks with hundred of prospective overseas volunteers at our Go Global Expos. Most have the same pressing questions: “How do I choose and organization?” and “Why do I have to pay to volunteer overseas?”

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    Source: Verge Magazine