November 10, 2015

The loss of a CWY friend, the Honourable Victor Melançon

KateriFundCWY is saddened to share the news of the passing of a dear friend, the Honourable Victor Melançon, father of Kateri Melançon of the Kateri Fund. Our hearts go out to the Melançon family. The Kateri Fund was created by the family to honour Kateri’s memory by funding CWY projects in South America that help young women get out of poverty and help them become independent. In 1989, Katerie participated in a CWY exchange program in Colombia. It enabled her to learn about the difficult circumstances of women’s lives in developing countries, particularly in South America. This knowledge and experience transformed her global view of social justice and equity. The family has asked that donations be made to the Kateri Fund.

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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