Global Learner


The Global Learner program aims to promote global citizenship through the direct participation of youth in community-driven development projects. Global Learner provides youth participants with a rich educational experience through volunteer work placements, educational activities, host family living and critical reflection. The participants are given the tools and opportunities needed to develop an awareness of local and global issues, while gaining concrete leadership and cross-cultural communication skills.

Global Learner projects are developed and managed in close collaboration with our experienced international partner organizations, ensuring that they directly respond and contribute to the needs of the local community. Projects focus on health, environment, sustainable livelihoods, youth entrepreneurship or community development and have a direct, concrete and positive impact on the project communities.

Create a program that complements your learning and experience! Group projects are ideal for high-school, cégep, university or community groups that want to engage in a challenging and enriching educational experience.

If you are an educator or administrator wishing to organize a Global Learner group project, please click here.


China-Canada Young Leader program participants learning Mandarin at the East China Normal University in Shanghai
China-Canada Young Leader program participants learning Mandarin at the East China Normal University in Shanghai

Our newest program called the CWY Fundacja Euroweek Global Learner Program takes place in Poland. It brings Canadian and international volunteers together to assist Polish students in broadening their perspective about cultural differences and harness their skills for international collaboration. To facilitate this learning, volunteers provide the Polish students with information about their country, history, economy, tourism, culture, people and traditions in interactive and engaging ways. To find our more, click here.

We have just finished recruiting for our 2018 China-Canada Young Leaders Program which is in partnership with the East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai. This program is designed to foster among young Canadians an appreciation for Chinese culture, history, society and language.  To find out more, click here.

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**Canada World Youth is committed to equity in recruitment and diversity. We highly encourage applications from Aboriginal youth, visible and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to nurture the diversity of our volunteer teams.

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