August 1, 2014

CWY continues to monitor the situation in Africa

New confirmed cases and deaths attributable to Ebola in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone have raised concerns regarding current and upcoming CWY exchanges in Africa. To date, no risks have been confirmed by Canadian and American authorities for CWY’s African destinations and we believe that we have the appropriate security conditions to continue with our planned programming for the time being. Canada World Youth and its medical experts continue to monitor and evaluate the situation and we will make the appropriate decisions as the situation evolves.

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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,

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