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					    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 communication@cwy-jcm.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.

				
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