December 5, 2017

2017 CWY Youth Leadership Award Laureates

In case you missed it, the announcement of this year’s CWY Youth Leadership Awards took place on June 28th, 2017. These awards recognize the outstanding achievements of young global leaders who are CWY Alumni and are engaged in innovative initiatives that transform communities and challenge the status quo. They are leaders because they evolve with a changing world. They listen, evaluate and apply their insight to global challenges and opportunities with tenacity and enthusiasm.

We encourage you to watch their videos to see what exceptional projects they worked on.

We would again like to thank the Jury Chair, the Honorable Christian Paradis, as well as the Jury members who had the challenging task of selecting this year’s Award recipients.

The Honourable Christian Paradis, Jury Chair


Stephanie McMahon – Winner of the Outstanding Indigenous Alumni Award


Jennifer Jones – Winner of the Guy Bordeleau Outstanding Canadian Youth Alumni Award


Hendriyadi Bahtiar Daeng Sila – Winner of the Guy Bordeleau Outstanding Overseas Youth Alumni Award


In the lead up to the announcement of the award winners, alumni from around the world shared their thoughts on leadership. Take a look at our videos and photos in our Series on Leadership here.

These awards are only made possible through your generous support. Donate now so we can continue this tradition of honouring the accomplishments and inspirational work of our alumni! We believe that investing in young people to pursue purposeful actions and overcome challenging experiences creates longer lasting impact for themselves and society. We make a difference one youth at a time.

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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
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514 931-3526 # 336