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Students from around the world arrive in Canada Every year in August and September, members from the WUSC community gather at airports across the country to welcome a new cohort of students from around the world to Canada. Through our various sponsorship and scholarship programs, these youth are given the opportunity to continue their studies…
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Register now for the 2018 WUSC and CECI International Forum

Registration is now open for the 2018 WUSC and CECI International Forum   Deepening inequalities, forced displacement, climate change, and extremism are global challenges. They demand global solutions. Yet intensifying nationalism, xenophobia, and distrust of international cooperation are threatening our ability to collaborate across borders. How can we ensure we meet the scale of these…

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…

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…

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…

Canada’s New Vision for Bolder, Better Global Development

A feminist approach to Canada’s global efforts Earlier this June, Canada’s new international assistance policy was unveiled. A feminist approach to development, this announcement enshrines Canada’s commitment to the empowerment of women and girls and the advancement of gender equality for all. This policy is deeply rooted in the belief that the empowerment of women…

Advice from Youth on How to Achieve Education for All

By: Fatuma Omar Ismail, SRP alumnus Canadians understand the transformative role of education in a young person’s life. That’s why Canada has been a donor to the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) – the only global fund solely dedicated to education in developing countries – since 2007. Canada recently hosted the Board of Directors of…

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