July 22, 2014

Canada World Youth is on Tour

MONTREAL, Q.C. (July 22, 2014) – Canada World Youth (CWY) invites you to join the President and CEO Rita S. Karakas at the Inuit Circumpolar Conference in Inuvik to finish off the CWY youth and alumni outreach tour.

Canada World Youth concludes its western tour in Inuvik on July 25, 2014 at the Inuit Circumpolar Conference.  Aboriginal youth make up over 20% of Canada World Youth participants in international programs and the largest group is the Inuit. Over the last few years 138 Inuit youth have been engaged in CWY programs. In fact, this week a group of 10 Inuit youth from Labrador are travelling to Tanzania for a month to work with children as part of a Canada World Youth project.

“We are excited to participate in the Inuit Circumpolar Conference,” said Ms. Karakas. “We wanted to include our youth and alumni outreach tour at the Inuit Circumpolar gathering in Inuvik because of many of our host families and participants.”

Ms. Karakas also stated, “It’s not just about Inuit youth, it is also about the hosting families who have contributed their time and hospitality. We are humbled by their support and we thought it would be appropriate to attend this conference and participate in the local cultural celebrations.”

Scheduled Tour

  • July 17th at 5:00 to 7:00 pm SCYAP Art Centre Gallery
  • July 18th at 10:00 am Opening Ceremonies in Batoche, SK
  • July 19th at 10:30 am Veterans Memorial in Batoche, SK
  • July 20th Yellowknife, NWT
  • July 21st to July 25th Inuit Circumpolar Conference, Inuvik


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About Canada World Youth

Canada World Youth is dedicated to enriching the lives of youth aged up to 35 who want to become informed and active global citizens. CWY offers international transformative learning experiences focused on building knowledge, leadership and skills through participation in sustainable community-driven projects. For more than 40 years, 38,000 youth and 12,000 host families have participated in CWY programs, in Canada and abroad.

CWY is registered with the Canada Revenue Agency as a charitable organization (#118973999RR0001).

Source : Mary McGee, Communications Officer, Canada World Youth, 514 931-3526 # 336,

Interviews and information (photos available):

Mary McGee
1 800 605-3526 #336
514 931-3526 # 336