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  • mer, 13 mai 2015

    Volunteer tourism is not the helping hand it appears to be

    Taking a “gap year” to travel and volunteer has become a popular rite of passage among high school graduates. Whether it be a back-packing trip to Africa, or a tour of Asia, many young people are participating in “voluntourism” – a chance to travel, while also participating in some local volunteer work. While on the surface this may seem like a good way to see the world while helping those in need, it often causes more harm than good.

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    Source : St. Albert Gazette

  • ven, 27 février 2015

    Q & A: The Overseas Volunteer

    Ever wondered why you have to pay to volunteer abroad? We call in the experts to answer your questions.

    Every year, the team at Verge Magazine speaks with hundred of prospective overseas volunteers at our Go Global Expos. Most have the same pressing questions: “How do I choose and organization?” and “Why do I have to pay to volunteer overseas?”

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    Source : Verge Magazine

  • jeu, 19 février 2015

    A Host Mom’s Story

    The city bus stops right in front of our home in the Whitehorse. I still watch every day for “my boys” to get off and come home, even though they’ve been gone for weeks. I was privileged to be a host mom for the Canada World Youth program from October 2014 to January 2015. We had two counterparts assigned to us: Alex from Jakarta, Indonesia, and Paul from Winnipeg. My boys.

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  • mer, 18 février 2015

    Black History Month focuses on engaging young people

    With a theme of “passing the torch from elders to youth,” organizers are halfway through a Black History Month that has focused on engaging young people.

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    Source : Nanaimo Daily News

  • mar, 10 février 2015

    Devenir un meilleur citoyen du monde selon Samuel Gendron

    À 21 ans, il démarre une école en Indonésie.

    DRUMMONDVILLE.À ses 21 ans, Samuel Gendron s’est donné une mission bien particulière qui lui a permis d’entreprendre sa carrière en force, celle de fonder une école dans un pays en voie de développement. Quelques années plus tard, l’entrepreneur peut fièrement dire mission accomplie puisqu’à ce jour près de 2000 élèves ont fréquenté la nouvelle institution qui prime l’apprentissage par le biais des nouvelles technologies.

     

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    Source : L'Express (Drummondville)

  • lun, 12 janvier 2015

    Canada World Youth expect to return to Whitehorse

    Rita Karakas, the Canada World Youth (CWY) president and CEO, says Whitehorse residents will see participants from its program visit the city again.

    It may not happen in the next round of programming, Karakas said this morning.

    However, the organization considers the community “part of our extended family” after several years of bringing youth to the territory’s capital city to volunteer, Karakas said.

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    Source : Whitehorse Star

  • sam, 10 janvier 2015

    La jeunesse découvre de nouvelles cultures

    Vidéo par Ici Radio-Canada de jeunes volontaires de Jeunesse Canada Monde à Vancouver.

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    Source : Ici radio-Canada.ca

  • lun, 5 janvier 2015

    Youth flash mob takes over Robson Square

    When 22-year-old Oktavano Nurdhia first came to Canada from her small hometown in West Sumatra, Indonesia she was overwhelmed by the differences.

    “I’ve become more open-minded,” she said. “I wanted to find out about western people and how they live.”

    She’s learned a lot with Canada World Youth, which sent 90 volunteers – half from Indonesia and the other half from Canada – across Western Canada. On Tuesday, they’ll be setting sail for Indonesia.

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    Source : 24 hrs Vancouver

  • lun, 29 décembre 2014

    Youth volunteers ready for next phase of work project

    The 18 youth from across Canada and Indonesia who have volunteered in and made Nanaimo their home for the last three months are now preparing for the second phase of their Canada World Youth project.

    They will depart on Jan. 6 for the tiny, densely populated island community of Pulau Kelapa, in the Jakarta Capital Region of Indonesia.

     

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  • dim, 28 décembre 2014

    Patrick Johnston appointed to Order of Canada

    Patrick Johnston has dedicated his life’s work to charitable and philanthropic organizations.

    On Friday, the Tyendinaga Township resident was honoured by his country when he was appointed as a member of the Order of Canada.

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    Source : Belleville Intelligencer