WUSC partners with Camosun and Canadian workplaces to welcome nine refugee youth from Kenya to British Columbia through HIRES

CANADA (Nov. 9, 2021) – This fall, WUSC and Camosun College welcomed nine refugee youth from Kenya to British Columbia, Canada through HIRES, a unique new employment-linked sponsorship pathway in collaboration with Tofino’s hospitality sector. Participants will complete a two-month hospitality management education program at Camosun College in Victoria before joining their new workplaces and…

Innovation and Impact Awards in honour of Lewis Perinbam

WUSC and Cooperation Canada, in collaboration with the trustees of the Lewis Perinbam Award, are pleased to present the Innovation and Impact Awards in honour of Lewis Perinbam. Innovation is at the core of both organizations’ work and is captured in our strategic directions. We aim to inspire and support the growth of a more…
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Stepping Up To Support Young Afghans

Join us online on October 26 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm EDT to hear more about how we can all make a difference in the lives of displaced youth.

Virtual series: Expanding Durable Solutions for Refugee Youth through Higher Education

From October to December, the Global Task Force on Third Country Education Pathways (GTF) is organizing a series of virtual sessions on supporting higher education pathways for refugee youth. WUSC is Chair and host of the Secretariat of the network.  Participants are invited to join the new Global Community of Practice. The aim of the…
Press Release Support Afghan Refugees

WUSC encourages Canadian universities, colleges and CEGEPs to support Afghan refugees through the Student Refugee Program.

WUSC is inviting Canadian post-secondary education institutions to increase their support to Afghan refugees through its Student Refugee Program

5 Takeaways from the 2021 UNHCR Education Report

In September, UNHCR published their annual Education Report. The report, titled Staying the course: challenges facing refugee education, focuses on key trends and changes in access to education for refugees. It is the most comprehensive data analysis conducted by UNHCR on refugee education, covering over 40 host countries and over half of the combined refugee…

Building a translation function within INGOs to bridge the gap between gender and finance: Lessons learnt from a case study of WUSC’s Volunteer Cooperation Program

Gender lens investing is an approach that integrates a gender analysis into investment analysis and decision-making to better inform decisions and advance gender equality. However, gender experts and finance organizations often lack the capacity to integrate their analyses. This problem exists in traditional banks or microfinance institutions where women often still struggle to access appropriate…

Return to School

Over the past year and a half, the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed all of our lives in complex ways. Research shows that when a disaster hits, women and girls are some of the most vulnerable and highly affected, and this has proven true during the pandemic as well. Millions of women and girls have left…

WUSC Celebrates 2021 Fall Arrivals

Every year in August and September, members from the WUSC community across the country prepare to welcome a new cohort of refugee youth to Canada. Through our various sponsorship programs, these youth are given the opportunity to continue their studies at Canadian universities, colleges, and CEGEPs, and now expanded to Canadian workplaces.  In total, WUSC…

How Jacob Pursued his Dreams Through the WUSC Student Refugee Program

Jacob has always been passionate about his studies. While growing up in a refugee camp in Uganda, he devoted a lot of time to studying to achieve his dream: to win a scholarship to study aerospace engineering at a university. He did well on the final exams to get his high school diploma, with an…

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