For refugees, with refugees: Reflections on the 76th International Seminar

Around the world, refugees are actively making positive contributions to their communities by sharing their knowledge and skills, and by enriching local economies, through business start-ups. In order for communities to better benefit from their contributions, more enabling and empowering environments for welcoming and inclusive economies are needed. From May 9 to June 17, WUSC…

Celebrating the Student Refugee Program Class of 2022!

Over the past four years, 533 young refugees were welcomed onto Canadian university, college, and CEGEP campuses through the Student Refugee Program. This year, many of these students are graduating and taking the next steps in their journey toward a better future for themselves and their families.  Join us as we celebrate the achievements of…

5 Takeaways from the 2021 UNHCR Global Trends Report

As part of their World Refugee Day campaign, UNHCR released their latest Global Trends report on the state of forced displacement around the world. Every year, UNHCR includes an analysis on data related to forced displacement, including the latest number of refugees, asylum seekers, stateless, and internally displaced people worldwide. Here are our five takeaways from…

Economic Inclusion for Refugee Youth Symposium

A collaboration between refugees and allies to drive systemic change. WUSC’s work throughout the years has always focused on empowering and amplifying the voices of refugees. From their drive to further their education to their entrepreneurial endeavors, we have seen time and time again how refugees positively contribute to, impact and enrich their communities across…
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World, Meet WISE!

Laeba shares her experience volunteering as a Communications Advisor with the Women’s Initiative for Startups and Entrepreneurship (WISE) in Hanoi, Vietnam toward their goal of showcasing their important work to a global audience. Vietnam, a country known for its vast history and serene landscapes, is also a country that is committed to bettering equality, opportunities…

Sponsorship in the Context of Complementary Pathways

Complementary pathways are mobility options that are additional to the traditional solutions for people living in refugee or refugee-like circumstances, such as voluntary repatriation, resettlement in another country, or integration into a host community. International interest in complementary pathways has grown in the last decade, given the need for new solutions to respond to the…

A Youth Manifesto on Education for Refugee and Displaced Learners

Outcomes of the Government of Canada’s Together for Learning Summit In 2021, Canada launched the ‘Together for Learning’ Campaign’. Running over three years, this international campaign promotes quality education and lifelong learning for children and youth who are refugees, internally displaced, or living in host communities. It aims to drive community, national, and global change…

CIEPWG Statement in response to the TFL Summit Outcome Statement

WUSC, alongside its partners within the Canadian International Education Policy Working Group (CIEPWG), welcomes the release of the high-level outcomes document  launched at today’s Together For Learning Summit: Engaging Displaced Youth to Transform Education. Led by the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development, this document is the culmination of collaborative discussions between donors,…

How vocational training graduates are creating job opportunities in Iraq

“Before I came to this course, I was a worker. After I graduated, I became an employer, and I feel proud of what I have accomplished.” – Yasser, Graduate, Anbar Vocational Training Centre  Unemployment is a major concern in Iraq due to the country’s complex economic, social, security, and political situation. Youth and women face disproportionately…
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International Seminar 2022: Applications Open!

Economic Opportunities for Refugee Youth: A Collaboration between refugees and allies to drive systemic change Are you interested in diving into complex issues ? Do you thrive in an online team environment? Are you looking to gain firsthand experience in the field of refugee opportunities? If yes, then the WUSC International Seminar is for you!…

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