February 6, 2017

Alumni spotlight – Julie Noirfalise

Julie2Julie Noirfalise
28 years old
Lives in Montréal, Québec

For the past 10 years, I have been involved with various Canadian organizations with whom I have done volunteer work in Honduras, Senegal and three Canadian provinces. When I took part in projects such as Canada World Youth’s Youth Leaders in Action program in 2010–2011, every day became an opportunity to learn and discuss experiences, knowledge and skills.

I’ve just completed a one-year project in Senegal where I participated in the EQWIP HUBs program as an Innovation Advisor. I assisted with project development and strengthening our partners’ abilities while creating tools to facilitate the organization of our training activities.

Julie1Each experience brought me something different. I had the opportunity to improve my understanding and open myself to new cultures and beliefs. I familiarized myself with the importance of respecting the environment, the concept of gender and interculturality. I met people who became great friends, despite our cultural differences. My contacts brought me a lot of appreciation for the goodness, generosity and hospitality of people.

I am now pursuing my career in international cooperation while looking for a job in West Africa that can combine my passions for administration, risk management and non-formal education with young adults.

We invite you to view a video produced by Global Affairs Canada marking International Volunteer Day 2016 in which Julie participated.

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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,

Interviews and information (photos available):

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