Jacques Hébert Global Citizenship Awards Description Canada World Youth is seeking young past participants known for their achievements promoting peace, tolerance and intercultural understanding. About the awards The Jacques Hébert Global Citizenship Awards, established “To serve others as opposed in 2008, recognize the achievements of young Canada World Youth past participants from Canada and around the to themselves, understanding world who are working on innovative community proj- ects that promote the principal traits of global citizenship: and respecting cultural differences, helping one another.” peace, tolerance and intercultural understanding. Two cash prizes of $3,000 CAD each will be presented an- Jacques Hébert nually to two outstanding individuals – one Canadian and Founder of Canada World Youth one resident of one of CWY’s partner countries. Who is eligible To qualify for the awards, candidates must: • Have already taken part in a Canada World Youth program • Be 30 years of age or under as of December 31, 2008 • Be playing a significant role in an innovative project in their community The project must be directly or indirectly promoting peace, tolerance and intercultural understanding. All nominations must be third-party submissions supported by independent documentation. Self nominations will not be accepted. Deadline for nominations The completed nomination package must be submitted by Friday, September 19, 2008. You can download the nomination form at http://www.cwy-jcm.org/en/press/news/news_20080725113536 and send it by email at firstname.lastname@example.org OR complete the form in hard copy and send it to: Selection Committee Jacques Hébert Global Citizenship Awards 2330 Notre-Dame West, 3rd floor Montreal, Quebec CANADA H3J 1N4 Jacques Hébert Global Citizenship Awards Description About Jacques Hébert These awards were created in honour of Jacques Hébert (1923-2007) who, out of his profound dedication to youth and to greater intercultural understanding, founded Canada World Youth in 1971. A former Senator, he was the recipient of many national and international awards, including the Order of Canada, the author and publisher of numerous books, and was a nominee for the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize. Mr. Hébert travelled the world in every direction. About Canada World Youth Canada World Youth (CWY), a non-governmental organization, offers innovative programs for youth in Canada and around the world. Since its creation in 1971, CWY has enabled more than 31,000 young people to live together in Canadian and foreign communities, cultivating tolerance and learning to resolve conflicts in a constructive and peaceful way. The program is structured on the Canadian model of peace and respect for dif- ferences, recognized everywhere throughout the world. To date, CWY has established partnerships in 67 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Latin America. CWY’s influence also extends to the communities where the young people live and do volun- teer work during the program – more than 100 communities each year in Canada and around the world.