Board of directors

Chair of the Board of Directors
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

Chair of the Governance Committee
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

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-JCM connects them globally and locally. 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

Founder of Maven Water & Environment

quotation-left I believe in investing in youth because we owe it to ourselves and the world. quotation-right


Private Equity Investor

quotation-left Youth are obviously the future. I think helping them gain experiences in working and living with different cultures and socio-economic groups will make them into more rounded, mature and thoughtful adults. quotation-right

Advisor to the Board of Directors
Senior Government Relations Officer at Canadian Light Source, Synchrotron, 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

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

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

Executive Assistant

quotation-leftI’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

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

Indigenous Programming Development Officer

quotation-leftI believe it's important to invest in youth because they are the future! In order to fully equip ourselves to tackle the challenges facing us, not only today, but in the near future, we need to involve, support and invest in young people. Not to mention, many global issues such as climate change, food security, gender equality and access to education are all issues that can, and will affect young people the most.quotation-right

Indigenous Programming Development Officer

quotation-left Young people are the future stewards of the earth. Investing in youth is the best gift we can give to humanity. quotation-right

pROGRAM manager - Women's Entrepreneurship and Livelihoods initiative

quotation-left If we all can afford a pen, I can afford to choose investing in writing my future. As a young person, I am investing in youth for tomorrow's harvest to be a sustainable and enjoyable decent life.quotation-right


pROGRAM manager

quotation-left Working with youth has helped me grow as an educator and youth programmer. By creating and participating in inter-generational spaces we can be challenged and inspired by the new ideas and ways of doing things brought forward by young people.quotation-right


quotation-left "I love working with young Canadians because I know they are hungry for change, and I want to help them achieve it. I am really inspired by the passion and devotion that so many young people have for solving the world's wicked problems. quotation-right

Assistant Manager, Research and Development

quotation-left The ideas, work, and skills that the youth offer are quite unique and boundless. Through empowering and investing in the youth, we empower and invest in our futures. quotation-right

Policy Analyst

quotation-left I believe that when we invest in youth, we are investing in our future. We strengthen their voices and ensure their capabilities to engage with the world around them. quotation-right

Policy Analyst

quotation-left My generational identity means the world to me. It's a specific academic interest of mine, and I think there's something special and powerful about being part of the first generation to grow up with digital tools/spaces, and facing such precarious expectations of our future amid endless climate/housing/social crises. It's important that we invest in youth so that they may harness the tools made available to them, and prepare them to brave and build for the future. quotation-right

Director of Finance

quotation-left I believe investing in youth is essential in developing tomorrow’s compassionate and caring leaders, who will contribute in creating a more just and caring society. quotation-right

Finance Coordinator

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

Volunteer Coordinator

quotation-leftI believe people should invest in youth because youth have a great impact on societal / environmental / political factors. We should invest in younger generations to give them strong foundations to create relationships and understandings with other parts of the world, and to help build a better political, environmental and equitable world. quotation-right


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