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Programming transformations for greater impact on the lives of young people

The majority of young people live in regions that are disproportionately affected by challenges stemming from conflict, displacement, climate change, and rising inflation. The rapidly evolving nature of these global challenges remind us of the constant need for adaptation to ensure our work continues to meet the greatest needs of young people around the world.…
Congratulations, Musu Taylor Lewis & Tiyahna Ridley-Padmore, the joint 2023 Winners of the Lewis Perinbam Award

Congratulations, Musu Taylor Lewis & Tiyahna Ridley-Padmore, the joint 2023 Winners of the Lewis Perinbam Award

WUSC, in collaboration with Cooperation Canada and the trustees of the Lewis Perinbam Award, is pleased to announce the 2023 recipients of the Innovation and Impact Awards in Honour of Lewis Perinbam.  The award was presented during a virtual ceremony held on February 7, 2024, in the presence of 108 attendees, including Anita Vandenbeld, the…
2024 WUSC International Seminar in Jordan, Kenya and Malawi: applications now open!

Harmonizing Hopes: Refugee and Host Community Youth Thriving Together – A Collaborative Journey towards Economic Opportunities

Are you passionate about the socio-economic development of young people? Do you want to help strengthen the cohesion between refugee youth and the communities hosting them? Are you a Canadian citizen or permanent resident between the ages of 18 and 30? WUSC invites you, from July 28 to August 24, 2024, to participate in the…
Steve Mason, WUSC's new Chief Executive Officer

WUSC Welcomes Steve Mason as new CEO

Ottawa, Canada – Following a comprehensive search, the WUSC Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Steve Mason will be joining WUSC as Chief Executive Officer effective February 5, 2024. A senior executive with over 20 years of experience in global development, Steve brings a strong track record of developing and delivering high impact…
We are calling upon all Canada-based artists to create one original art piece that represents one of the first 16 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from their very own perspective.

Through My Eyes: Art for Development Calling All Artists Based in Canada!

As the deadline to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 approaches, the need for collaboration, mobilization, creativity, and innovation is greater than ever. Such work is often restricted by factors such as geographical location, language, and funding. But art is universal. Through artistic expression, people with different cultures, languages, experiences, and socioeconomic backgrounds…
Floribert Kakule Kamabu in a campaign poster with fellow students holding coins showing the cost of a cup of coffee.

Making Bold Moves for Over 40 Years

*This is a guest post by Floribert Kakule Kamabu, RN. He first encountered WUSC three decades ago, and continues to contribute his experience as a member of the Student Refugee Program Alumni Advisory Team. The numbers can seem daunting: close to half of all school-aged refugee youth (48%) remain out of school, as reported by…
Priscillah Panchol graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 2021 and is a member of the Student Refugee Program Alumni Advisory Team.

Ignite the Flame of Education

*This is a guest post by Priscillah Panchol. She graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 2021, and continues to contribute her experience as a member of the Student Refugee Program Alumni Advisory Team. As an alum of WUSC’s Student Refugee Program, I resonate very well with the core belief “Education changes the world’. The…
Young people attend the WUSC Local Committee National Training in Ottawa.

Cultivating Change: Empowerment and Innovation at the 2023 WUSC Local Committee National Training

The weekend of the 18th August to the 20th August could not go unspoken of! WUSC hosted our Local Committee National Training, bringing together over 80 participants from every corner of Canada. The WUSC  National Training is an annual event where Local Committee representatives from various campuses across Canada assemble to learn, collaborate and hone…
Three young refugees who completed their studies.

Celebrating the Student Refugee Program Class of 2023!

Congratulations to the newest cohort of graduates from the Student Refugee Program! Many of our new grads are now preparing to begin a new stage in their lives, from pursuing further studies in their fields of interest to moving to a different city or country to embarking on a new career path.  Access to post-secondary…
The #HerFuture campaign aims to support and advocate for girls' access to education.

Her Future is Now!

From March 5th to March 11th, join the movement to support girls’ education! When young girls are educated, they are equipped with knowledge about their rights that they can confidently exercise, are less likely to be forced into early marriages, and are armed with the tools and information to share their opinions to shape and…

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