WUSC's institutional partners are some of Canada’s most globally engaged postsecondary institutions. They help us integrate cutting-edge research, knowledge, and expertise into our programs. Over 90 institutions across the country provide education to refugees through our Student Refugee Program. Postsecondary students, faculty members, staff, and alumni also contribute their skills and expertise to our programs globally as international volunteers.
Our corporate partners connect with our partners around the world to build relationships, exchange skills and expertise, promote inclusive markets all while fulfilling their corporate social responsibility. For more information about corporate partnership opportunities with WUSC, please contact us.
Leave for change - corporate volunteer stream
Since 2004 Canadian organizations have partnered with WUSC through Leave for Change to send their employees on a skilled volunteer assignment to support our partners in Africa and Asia.
Leave for Change is a three way partnership between the employer, employee and WUSC. The employer offers volunteering opportunities to their employees; the employee uses their vacation time to take part; and WUSC fully supports, facilitates and organizes the volunteer assignment.
Over the course of a three to four week assignment, Leave for Change volunteers share their specialised skills and expertise to strengthen the work of our local partner organizations who are working to create a better world for all young people.
68% of Canadians, given the choice between two jobs, would choose the one with the strong volunteer culture.
Recognizing Volunteering in 2017 Summary Report, Volunteer Canada (2017)
Together we have strengthened the capacity of over 50,000 people who deliver life-changing programs and services for youth in their communities across the globe.
Join us! Find out more about Leave for Change and how your organization can have an impact on global development, develop your talented employees, and enhance your corporate social responsibility goals.