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…

Back to School

The first week of September marks the moment when many students make their way back to school. Through several of our programs, we provide this same opportunity for students from the Global South to continue their education in Canada. This year, we welcomed over 200 bright, young students from countries around the world to post-secondary…

WUSC’s Submission to Canada’s International Assistance Review

Around the world, young people have demonstrated their tremendous capacity to lead – in their homes, in their schools, in their communities, and in their countries. Looking toward the Sustainable Development Goals, we know that youth will be at the forefront of this effort – youth such as our dedicated Local Committee members in Canada,…
Press Release

Press Release: MOU signed between Health 2000 Canada and WUSC Caribbean

TORONTO, August 12, 2016 – WUSC Caribbean (https://wusc.ca/en/propel) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with H2K to collaborate through the Promotion of Regional Opportunities for Produce through Enterprises and Linkages (PROPEL) project. PROPEL is a sustainable economic growth project which aims to increase the value of Caribbean fresh produce accessing high-value markets (HVMs) in the Caribbean and internationally by CAD…

How the University of Guelph employees are helping community organizations amplify their message

An interview with Stephanie Craig, Uniterra volunteer Each year, hundreds of Canadians play a pivotal role in advancing international development efforts around the world through international volunteering. Through Uniterra’s Leave for Change program, Canadian employees are given an opportunity to make a direct and positive impact in support of local partners in fourteen developing countries.…

Congratulations to this year’s graduates!

Between 2011 and 2012, 151 refugee youth were welcomed onto 51 Canadian campuses through our Student Refugee Program (SRP). Over 350 students, staff, and faculty members were there to support the social and academic integration of these students in their first year in Canada. Four years later, many of these students are now graduating and…

2016 International Seminar in Tanzania

This week, Uniterra welcomes the participants for the 70th Annual International Seminar, an event held this year in Tanzania. It will bring together nineteen Canadian and Tanzanian student-leaders for five weeks of research and camaraderie. From July 14 to August 20 the participants will visit local businesses and farmers’ groups in Arusha, Kilimanjaro and Manyara,…

Participate in Global Affairs Canada’s Consultations

Global Affairs Canada recently launched a public consultation on international assistance. We are encouraging all of our WUSC members, supporters and friends to participate. Where do you think Canada can have the greatest impact in advancing Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals? Make your voice heard on Canada’s future for global development!

High-level roundtable on post-secondary response to the Syrian refugee crisis

Leaders in Canada’s post-secondary response to the Syrian refugee crisis gathered this week to discuss the role of higher education in ongoing resettlement and integration efforts. Convened by WUSC, the high-level roundtable brought together actors from diverse sectors to identify opportunities for greater collaboration and to scale the response. Participants included Canadian university, college, and…

On the path toward a brighter future for refugee youth: Education Cannot Wait

World leaders pledge to support education in emergencies at the World Humanitarian Summit The world is facing one of the greatest educational crises of our time. Right now, some of the world’s brightest minds are struggling just to make it to class in war zones and regions devastated by natural disasters around the world. If…

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