August 7, 2014

Ebola virus: CWY is exploring options for West African projects

While no cases of the Ebola virus have been confirmed to date in Canada World Youth’s African destinations, we are currently considering various options for all CWY projects currently taking place in West Africa, including the interruption of projects.  CWY has already taken action to ensure that, should the decision be made to repatriate youth from these countries, proper land and air transportation is available.

For projects scheduled to depart for West African countries in the coming months, CWY is working on several scenarios, including delaying departure dates. We will continue to monitor the World Health Organization’s assessment of the situation, as well as that of Canadian and American authorities, and we will provide updates as decisions are taken regarding our projects in West Africa.

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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
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514 931-3526 # 336