Uniterra photos capture volunteers changing the world

We have received so many amazing photographs representing Uniterra volunteers in action. Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourite photo. The winner will be announced at the 2013 International Forum in Ottawa.

Vote here.

Photos submitted by volunteers celebrate their work and impact

Thousands of Canadian volunteers have put significant personal time and effort to help people in less developed countries improve their lives and communities. By sharing their skills and energy in focused, structured volunteer placements, Uniterra volunteers of various ages and backgrounds have helped advance education, employment, governance, equality and health in 12 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Uniterra is Canada’s leading international volunteer cooperation program providing an opportunity for Canadians to make a concrete contribution to international development by using their skills and expertise. The program helps to reduce poverty and inequality in 12 countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia.

Since the beginning of the program in 2004:

  • More than 3,000 Canadians have made the leap to become international volunteers
  • 160,000 people in developing countries, 60% of them women, have strengthened their skills in various areas
  • 480,000 people have improved their living conditions in developing countries, directly benefiting from the support program
  • 800,000 Canadians were made aware of development issues

Photo Exhibit on Display at Place du Centre, Gatineau

Until November you can see the photos in person on the second floor of Place du Centre in Gatineau. Come see a selection of these amazing photos up close before you vote on your favourite one.

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