Canada World Youth

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Canada World Youth (CWY, in French: Jeunesse Canada Monde, JCM) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing youth with a voluntary opportunity to learn about other communities, cultures and people while developing leadership and communications skills.

Founded in 1971 by Jacques Hébert (1923–2007) a former Canadian senator and lifelong promoter of youth and international development programs, Canada World Youth has sent over 38,000 youth volunteers in 69 countries worldwide to participate in its programs.

Current programs[edit]

EQWIP HUBs[edit]

Global Learner[edit]

  • China-Canada Young Leaders Program
  • Gateway to Eastern Europe

Indigenous Youth Leadership Program[edit]

  • Pathways to Indigenous Youth Leadership (International Aboriginal Youth Internships)

Mentorship Program[edit]

Former programs[edit]

  • Youth Leaders in Action
  • Québec sans frontières
  • CWY Student Network
  • Youth Exchange Program

Partner countries since 1971[edit]

Antilles and America[edit]



Central and East Europe[edit]



  • "Canada World Youth - History". Canada World Youth. Archived from the original on September 25, 2005. Retrieved September 30, 2005.

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