April 6, 2017

Canada World Youth’s visit to Chinese Embassy in Ottawa

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Canada World Youth (CWY), Mr. Rob Norris, along with President and C.E.O. of CWY, Ms. Rita S. Karakas, met last night with China’s New Ambassador to Canada, His Excellency Lu Shaye, at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Ottawa to bolster Canada and China ties.

East China Normal University (ECNU) and CWY have partnered to create the China-Canada Young Leaders Program. This new 5-year program, aimed at Canadian students interested in an innovative study abroad experience, provides opportunities for Canadian students interested in combining educational study with a volunteer service learning placement. The first group of Canadian students will be leaving for China in early September 2017.


From right to left: Ms. Rita S. Karakas, President and C.E.O. of CWY, Mr. Rob Norris, Chairman of the Board of Directors of CWY, Mr. Douglas Cardinal, and guests.

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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