Durable Solutions for Refugees

Decide to dream – the power of community and the Student Refugee Program

*This piece was written by guest blogger, Acha Divine Patandjila, who moved to Canada through the Student Refugee Program in December 2020. This past June she graduated from Humber College and was awarded the prestigious Board of Governors Award for her achievements. In this blog, she shares her inspiring journey with the Student Refugee Program…

Market Assessment of Digital Employment Opportunities for Refugee Youth

Young people are among those most disproportionately affected by displacement, with those under the age of 35 accounting for just over half of the global refugee population. Whether in camps or urban settings, refugee youth face challenges gaining access to employment; from legal constraints regarding the right to work or freedom of movement, to stiff competition…

For refugees, with refugees: Reflections on the 76th International Seminar

Around the world, refugees are actively making positive contributions to their communities by sharing their knowledge and skills, and by enriching local economies, through business start-ups. In order for communities to better benefit from their contributions, more enabling and empowering environments for welcoming and inclusive economies are needed. From May 9 to June 17, WUSC…

Celebrating the Student Refugee Program Class of 2022!

Over the past four years, 533 young refugees were welcomed onto Canadian university, college, and CEGEP campuses through the Student Refugee Program. This year, many of these students are graduating and taking the next steps in their journey toward a better future for themselves and their families.  Join us as we celebrate the achievements of…

A Youth Manifesto on Education for Refugee and Displaced Learners

Outcomes of the Government of Canada’s Together for Learning Summit In 2021, Canada launched the ‘Together for Learning’ Campaign’. Running over three years, this international campaign promotes quality education and lifelong learning for children and youth who are refugees, internally displaced, or living in host communities. It aims to drive community, national, and global change…

CIEPWG Statement in response to the TFL Summit Outcome Statement

WUSC, alongside its partners within the Canadian International Education Policy Working Group (CIEPWG), welcomes the release of the high-level outcomes document  launched at today’s Together For Learning Summit: Engaging Displaced Youth to Transform Education. Led by the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development, this document is the culmination of collaborative discussions between donors,…
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International Seminar 2022: Applications Open!

Economic Opportunities for Refugee Youth: A Collaboration between refugees and allies to drive systemic change Are you interested in diving into complex issues ? Do you thrive in an online team environment? Are you looking to gain firsthand experience in the field of refugee opportunities? If yes, then the WUSC International Seminar is for you!…

WUSC partners with Peace by Chocolate to help create more opportunities for refugees in Canada

Increasing access to quality opportunities for young refugees to learn, work, and lead is core to our vision of a better world for all youth and is a cornerstone of our programming around the world. In Kenya, we improve learning outcomes for girls in refugee and host communities with the support of UK Aid and Global…

“So What If an Organization Shuts down In A Year?” Five Key Insights From This Year’s WUSC International Forum

Author Neha Chollangi This year’s International Forum dove into the “common purposes and shared futures” of social movements and global development leaders WHY IT MATTERS? Many communities in need are fighting multiple battles including the pandemic, climate change, and social justice issues. While local and international groups are pushing for change, intersectional and sustainable efforts are…

Time to Act: How to be an Ally to Young Refugees

Roundtable Report Highlights (read full report here). Spanish and Arabic to follow. It is essential to include those who will be impacted (“nothing about us without us”) in developing policies and programs that affect them. Refugees have for too long been left out of processes and decisions that impact their lives and communities. This is…

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