February 6, 2017

2017 CWY Youth Leadership Awards – submit your nominations!


The 2017 CWY Youth Leadership Awards are fast approaching and we have some exciting updates for you!

We’re going virtual.  Unlike in previous years, the 2017 CWY Youth Leadership Awards will be held virtually this year.  Instead of holding the awards ceremony in a physical location, the awards will be presented through various social media channels.  The recipients of the award will be highlighted, and the awards process will benefit from a greater global reach.

Submit your nominations!  This is your time to tell us about the amazing initiatives that you, your counterparts and your team members are working on to transform your communities in Canada and around the world.

CWY will be recognizing innovative change makers globally with three award categories:

  • Outstanding Indigenous Alum Award (up to age 35) – cash award of $3,000
  • Guy-Bordeleau Outstanding Overseas Youth Alum Award (up to age 35) – cash award $3,000
  • Guy-Bordeleau Outstanding Canadian Youth Alum Award (up to age 35) – cash award $3,000

The deadline is March 10, 2017 so don’t wait.  Submit your nominations NOW.

Questions?  Please visit our website or contact our Alumni Coordinator at or 1-800-605-3526 #338.

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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