What Works for Girls’ Education

Evidence and Lessons Learned from our Programming in Kenya A recent study by UNHCR on education for refugees reports that fewer than one in four refugee adolescents are currently enrolled in secondary school. Though hard to imagine, the situation is even worse in low-income countries, where the majority of refugees live and where fewer than…

WUSC’s Second Annual Roundtable Discussion

Increasing access to quality higher education for refugee and displaced youth WUSC, in collaboration with Carleton University and York University’s Centre for Refugee Studies, will be convening representatives from Canadian post-secondary institutions and other stakeholders to explore how to increase access to higher education and employment for refugee and displaced youth, using technology and innovative…

Remedial Education Program: An Innovation to Improve Girls’ Academic Performance in Refugee Contexts

Refugee girls face overwhelming barriers to accessing quality education. Beyond realities that affect many young women, such as early and forced marriage, early pregnancy, an unfair burden of domestic chores, and family financial constraints, refugee girls face further, unique challenges. With limited mobility and very few options for employment, refugee girls have limited incentives to…

5 stories of belonging from former refugees in Canada

Imagine having to rebuild your life in a new country. You are not a native speaker of the official languages. The food tastes different and your favourite ingredients are hard to find. The customs are unfamiliar and you feel uncertain in social settings. What would it take for you to begin to feel at home…

What you can do to provide more scholarships to refugee students

Since 1978, WUSC has supported over 1,700 refugee youth to resettle in Canada and continue their post-secondary education. Though they have lived many shared experiences as refugees, every one of these students has their own unique story. On Friday, the Washington Post shared Ayan Abdi’s story. Ayan is one of the students to be accepted…

Market System Development Training

WUSC and MarketShare Associates are proud to present one of Canada’s first Market System Development (MSD) training. The concepts from MSD are increasingly demanded by donors and implemented in development programs worldwide. Pioneered by the the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Swiss Agency for Cooperation and Development (SDC), the approach has grown…
Press Release

Press Release: CECI and WUSC confirm that one of their volunteers was among the victims of the August 13 attack in Burkina Faso

MONTREAL, August 14, 2017 – CECI and WUSC wish to express their profound sadness over the loss of Bilel Diffalah, a Canadian volunteer, who was among the victims of the attack in Ouagadougou on the evening of August 13, 2017. All remaining CECI and WUSC volunteers in Burkina Faso are safe and accounted for. Bilel…

The 71st International Seminar wraps up in Bolivia

By: Cécile Robert, International Seminar Coordinator, Uniterra Program Not every student would be willing to spend their summer holidays producing research reports on sustainable tourism. But for the 21 participants of the 2017 International Seminar in Bolivia, it was a no-brainer. They happily traded in their vacation plans because they knew these reports could be…

2018 International Forum: Save the Date and Call for Proposals

Save the Date: The 2018 WUSC and CECI International Forum is Coming Soon! The next annual WUSC and CECI International Forum will be held in Ottawa from January 19 to 20, 2018. An event you won’t want to miss, the International Forum will bring together students, academics, and professionals with representatives of governments, civil society,…

Ride for Refuge 2017: Will you ride with us?

For the sixth time in a row, WUSC is pleased to be participating in the annual Ride for Refuge event – a fundraiser supporting charities who provide refuge and hope for displaced, vulnerable, and exploited people everywhere. Ride, walk, and fundraise in support of the Student Refugee Program! WUSC’s Student Refugee Program (SRP) is the…

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