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					                                     YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES
                                Global Citizenship - JUST DO RIGHT


YOUTH PROGRAMS

Volunteer Canada
        This site provides information about volunteering and is a link to volunteer centres
        throughout Canada.
http://volunteer.ca/en/find-volunteer-centre

Katimavik (17-21)
        Offers young Canadians an exciting experience that incorporates learning and volunteer
        involvement. It is Canada’s leading national youth volunteer-service program. Program: 6 or
        9 months, live and volunteer in different regions of Canada.
http://www.katimavik.org/

Canada World Youth (ages 15 – 25)
        Have an experience of a lifetime! Discover new cultures in Canada and overseas. They offer
        three different types of programs: Youth Leaders in Action (6 month program for 17 – 24
        year olds, spend 3 months in Canada and 3 months in one of the following countries – Africa,
        Asia, The Caribbean, Eastern Europe or Latin America); Global Learner (schools); and
        Interaction (2-6 weeks program in overseas communities doing volunteer work in a variety of
        fields).
http://www.canadaworldyouth.org

Exchanges Canada
        Youth Forums, School and group exchanges, employment exchanges and other Canada and
        beyond opportunities. GREAT SITE!
http://www.exchanges.gc.ca

World Vision Canada – Youth Ambassador Program (16-19)
        Students selected for this program will have an all expense trip to a different part of the
        world struggling with poverty. They will participate in a forum with other young leaders and
        develop their skills in global leadership. Must have participated in the 30 hour Famine.
http://www.worldvision.ca/GetInvolved/Youth-Action-Zone/Pages/youth-ambassador-program.aspx

International Cultural Youth Exchange
        Is an international non-profit youth exchange organization promoting youth mobility,
        intercultural learning and international voluntary service. They organize long and short-term
        exchanges combining home stays with voluntary service in more than 34 countries around
        the world. Also offer environmental opportunities.
http://www.icye.org/

Global Leadership Adventures
        American organization set up to offer a variety of programs with an international programs
        ranging from cultural, volunteer, environmental and others. However, the cost of these
        programs can be very high.
http://www.experiencegla.com



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International Student Volunteers, Inc. (18 years of age or older)
        Combine volunteer and adventure travel in to the most exciting experience of a lifetime.
        Volunteer projects focus on local environment and community development initiatives.
        Projects range from 2 to 4 week in length. Possible locations: Australia, Costa Rica,
        Dominican Republic, Ecuador, New Zealand, Thailand, South African and many more.
www.isvonline.com

God’s Little Angels
        A Haitian orphanage that has ministered to the children of Haiti since 1994 and has been
        involved in international adoptions since 1997. One of Vanier’s own graduates volunteered
        here for approximately 1 year.
http://www.glahaiti.org



OTHER PROGRAMS

Engineers without Borders
        Creates opportunities for rural Africans to access clean water, generate an income from
        humble farms, and have improved access to services and infrastructure they need to improve
        their lives. The main focus is on human development and to spread innovation and
        appropriate solutions to the challenges of poverty.
http://www.ewb.ca

Doctors without Borders
        Worlds leading independent international medical relief organization. Medical and non
        medical volunteers are needed.
http://www.msf.ca/

AgriVenture – International Rural Placements
        A great introduction to a new culture and a different
        working world.
http://www.agriventure.com

Canadian Humanitarian Organization of International Relief
        Their mission is to break the cycle of poverty by providing orphaned and vulnerable children
        and their families with access to healthcare, education, vocational training and the basic
        necessities of life such as nutrition and shelter.
http://www.canadianhumanitarian.com

Global Citizens for Change
        International volunteer opportunities for Canadians, funded by the Government of Canada.
        A virtual community to network with other volunteers and agencies.
http://www.citizens4change.org/en/




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CUSO-VSO
        A non-profit development agency that works through volunteers. They send hundreds of
        global citizens to work on collaborative development projects in more than 40 countries.
        One of North America’s leading international development agencies. Two year placements or
        there are short term placements for those with specialized skills. Volunteers are needed in a
        variety of fields: business, communications, community, education, engineering and
        technical, health, HIV and AIDS, and natural resources.
http://www.cuso.org/volunteer/volunteer-overseas/index.asp

Ecovolunteer
       You could say that Ecovolunteer is a travel agent. But the trips we organize are not your
       average holidays. They bring you to places that are not accessible to tourists. Where you get
       the possibility to protect nature and its inhabitants. By helping local organizations with their
       conservation projects. This makes an Ecovolunteer trip both a rewarding and an
       unforgettable experience.
www.ecovolunteer.org



POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS

    1) Course Offerings
          a. U of R Luther College: Global Citizenship

    2) All educational institutions today will have an international student services office that will
       assist students with exchanges, volunteer experiences, internships and work experiences in
       other countries. These offices are to support international students and to offer
       opportunities to their own students.

Two examples of post-secondary educational international and volunteer sites:
       University of Regina - http://www.uregina.ca/isso/

        University of Lethbridge -
        http://www.uleth.ca/management/programs/undergraduate/enhance-your-resume/study-
        and-work-abroad/work-study

        University of Lethbridge Volunteer Opportunities –
        http://www.uleth.ca/management/programs/undergraduate/international-programs/study-
        abroad/work-study/volunteer-links




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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Work and Travel Abroad – Government of Canada Information on travel and work opportunities around the
world.
http://www.international.gc.ca/experience

SWAP – Student Work Abroad Program
http://www.swap.ca/

Tip Sheets for Working Abroad – Information about what you need to know and questions to ask before you
work or travel abroad.
http://www.alis.gov.ab.ca/ep/eps/tips/tips.html?EK=3335




UNIVERSITY OF REGINA – EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS -
http://www.uregina.ca/cxc/index.php?id=5




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