June 5, 2017

June is Leadership month at CWY!

 We are excited to share with you that June 28 will mark the announcement of this year’s CWY Youth Leadership Award winners!

Three awards will be presented to CWY alumni to recognize outstanding young leader’s involvement in transforming communities:

  • Outstanding Indigenous Alumni Award (up to age 35)
  • Guy-Bordeleau Outstanding Overseas Youth Alum Award (up to age 35)
  • Guy-Bordeleau Outstanding Canadian Youth Alum Award (up to age 35)

The Jury, chaired by the Honourable Christian Paradis, member of the CWY Board of Directors, was truly inspired by the nominations received this year and the leadership actions and innovative thinking these engaged young CWY alumni from Canada and around the world demonstrated.

As a lead-up to the announcement of the laureates on June 28 through our social media networks,  we will be highlighting alumni and their views on leadership, where they are now and what they have accomplished. So please join us on Facebook and Twitter this month to celebrate our alumni’s achievements!

Stay tuned to be inspired!

Video message from Rita S. Karakas, President and CEO of Canada World Youth on the
2017 CWY Youth Leadership Awards:



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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