February 5, 2015

Congratulations to Kai Thomas, one of CWY’s 2015 Youth Leaders


Kai Thomas, Montreal, QC

TthomasKai Thomas was a youth volunteer on the Canada World Youth (CWY) Alberta-Peru exchange project from September 2010 to December 2011. During this program, Kai volunteered in Cochrane communities, Alberta and in Palca, Peru. Since his CWY volunteer program, Kai has worked as a volunteer, youth mentor, and workshop facilitator at the Tyndale St-George Community Centre, DESTA (Dare Every Soul To Achieve) Black Youth Network, and Quebec Black Board of Educators (QBBE), all organizations based in Montreal.

During this time, he organized numerous black community events with C-Uni-T (community-university talks), a working group of QPIRG (Quebec Public Interest Research Group) Concordia and McGill Universities. He also has been an active CWY alumni volunteer since his CWY program, giving his time and sharing his experience during recruitment events, facilitating pre-departure and debriefing sessions for CWY youth volunteers, and providing them logistical support.

Kai is currently an undergraduate student at McGill University, studying Anthropology and African Studies. His research interests include race and identity politics in Canada, Capoeira, and postcolonial literature.

Kai Thomas is dedicated to community engagement and social justice, and he hopes to continue being an inspirational leader in his community.

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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