Viceregal Patron
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.Q., C.D. Governor General of Canada

Board of directors

Chair of the Board of Directors
Senior Strategist for Partnerships at the University of Saskatchewan

quotation-left Not long ago, I met a cohort of Canada World Youth participants serving in Northern Saskatchewan; they were undertaking local community projects while getting set to go abroad. Seeing their smiles, hearing their stories, knowing their work ethic was simply inspiring. I was moved by their shared commitment to both learn and serve. Like so many other Canada World Youth participants, these young leaders were determined to help build a better Canada and a better world.quotation-right

Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee
CEO of Fulbright Canada

quotation-left As a professor, the director of the Fulbright program, and a Canadian, it is clear to me that investing in our youth is not only the right thing to do, it is the smart thing to do.quotation-right


Treasurer and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee
Dean of Social Sciences at St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB

quotation-left Canada World Youth programs put real meaning into the expression ‘walk a mile in my shoes’. By living and working overseas, Canadian youth are immersed in cultural, social, and economic experiences that build the knowledge and skills needed to be global citizens. It is CWY’s capacity to build relationships and inspire youth to civic action at home and abroad that has drawn me back to the program that gave me so much in my own youth. quotation-right

Secretary to the Board of Directors
Partner in the Public Sector and Non-Profit practice at Odgers Berndtson

quotation-left I got involved because thanks to others I had wonderful development experience overseas when I graduated from university; I felt I should help in the same manner that others helped me. quotation-right

Former Federal Minister and Senior Advisor

quotation-left When I was Canada's Minister of International Development, I came to fully appreciate the huge impact that our youth have on making the world a better place for those in need, and I then made a commitment to myself to continue to support our youth in their journey. quotation-right


Provost and Vice-President, Academic at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, British Columbia

quotation-left Young people are the energy that will carry our world forward with kindness and appreciation for the talents of others and the fragility of the environment. CWY connects them globally and locally. quotation-right

Management Team

President and Chief Executive Officer

quotation-left Young people are the key to a better future. An investment in them, will pay dividends better than any stock or bond. quotation-right

Director, Monitoring and Evaluation

quotation-left I am committed to creating inclusive spaces for marginalized youth and young women, and investing in youth to ensure the sustainability of innovation-driven social justice work. quotation-right


Vice-President, Programming and Operations

quotation-left Youth are legitimate and important development actors in their communities and around the world. I invest in young people because I believe that youth-adult partnership is among the most important and effective means of supporting youth in fostering positive and sustainable development. quotation-right

Program and Administration Team

Finance Director per interim

quotation-left If we can support youth with good educational opportunities and fully engage them, they will be more resilient and face any societal challenges. quotation-right

Program Manager - Indigenous Programming

quotation-left I continue to invest in young people to promote good health and well-being for themselves, communities, and future generations. quotation-right

Administrative Officer

quotation-left I am proud of my contribution to CWY as I firmly believe that empowered youth play a crucial part in building a better future for all. quotation-right

Executive Assistant

quotation-left I’m investing in young people because they have the drive, desire, and passion to create a more just and equitable world for us all. quotation-right

Communications and Administration Assistant

quotation-left As a young person, I feel that my education and volunteer opportunities have empowered me to be a change-maker and encouraged me to support the empowerment of fellow youth. quotation-right


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