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2017 International Seminar Research Summary

In July of 2017, 21 youth leaders from Canada and Bolivia gathered in La Paz, Bolivia, for the 2017 International Seminar on sustainable community tourism. An extraordinary human adventure Living up to its reputation, the 2017 International Seminar was an incredibly enriching experience. It provided youth with an opportunity to connect with their peers from…

State of Play: Digital and blended innovations for increased access to post-secondary education for refugee youth

WUSC releases new report on increasing access to post-secondary education for refugees in countries of asylum. By: Stephanie McBride, Senior Program Officer, Program Development & Kenya Equity in Education Project (KEEP) Globally, only 1% of refugees have access to post-secondary education. This number is even more worrying when we consider that, in 2016, we reached…

WUSC’s Recommendations on Canada’s Efforts toward Human Dignity

Global Affairs Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy made the bold decision to put women and girls at the centre of development. WUSC strongly supports this focus, particularly as it pertains to increasing education, economic opportunities, and empowerment outcomes for young women. One key action area of Canada’s policy is the promotion of Human Dignity, which…

WUSC’s Recommendations on Canada’s Efforts toward Civil Society Partnerships

WUSC is pleased to see the further elaboration of Global Affairs Canada’s 2015 Civil Society Partnership Policy. The statement makes a clear and compelling link to Canada’s new Feminist International Assistance Policy, most significantly through framing how Canada will deliver on its commitment to a feminist approach to development. In reaffirming and extending Global Affairs…

WUSC’s Recommendations on Canada’s Efforts toward Growth that Works for Everyone

WUSC is committed to supporting the implementation of Global Affairs Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy. We are particularly optimistic about its ability to be leveraged to influence global support for the critical role women play role in inclusive growth. Inclusive growth means growth that works for everyone. There is a strong development case for the…

Building Educational Pathways for Refugees: Mapping a Canadian peer-to-peer support model

World University Service of Canada has been mobilizing the Canadian post-secondary community to offer educational pathways for refugees for several decades through the Student Refugee Program (SRP). The SRP provides a one-of-a-kind partnership opportunity for universities, colleges, and CEGEPs to directly respond to the increasing need for durable solutions and higher education opportunities for refugees.…
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Impact Investing: A Tool for New Partnerships for Sustainable Development

At the 2017 World Bank annual meeting, an important theme was the call for new instruments and tools to mobilize private capital to fight poverty more effectively across the globe. Indeed, beyond available taxes and development assistance, it is estimated that $2.5 trillion in private financing is required annually to fully implement the Sustainable Development…

Tanzania 2016: Collaborative research on the role of youth and technology in achieving food security

  Summary of the Uniterra International Seminar Research In the summer of 2016, Uniterra’s International Seminar brought together a team of youth leaders and mentors from all across Canada and Tanzania to research the critical role of agriculture in Tanzania’s economy, from the unique perspective of youth. Agriculture is in fact the largest sector of…

The Canadian Post-Secondary Education Community’s Response to the Refugee Crisis

On June 7, 2016, WUSC (World University Service of Canada) convened a roundtable to discuss the role of the Canadian post-secondary education community in providing support to refugees. Participants included university, college, and CEGEP presidents, professors, and students; representatives from UNHCR Canada, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), and Global Affairs Canada; Canadian non-profit organizations;…

WUSC’s Submission to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Consultations

Over the past year, the number of people displaced around the world grew by nearly six million, with an estimated 12.4 million newly displaced people. The rate of new displacements and their increasingly protracted nature will only see this number continue to rise. We are at a pivotal moment where the actions of Canada and…

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