Canada World Youth

Places young Canadian citizens in 2 week to 8 month service projects in Canada and countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Central and Eastern Europe.

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Various programs are offered, with different durations and age requirements. Most projects run from 3 months to 7 months.


Only Canadian citizens or landed immigrants are eligible.

Financial Arrangements

The organization pays all transportation and living costs. Participants are expected to fundraise between $1,500 to $3,000 CND depending on the program.

Contact Information

Web Site:


Head office. See the web site for regional offices.
Canada World Youth
2330 Notre-Dame Street West
3rd floor
Montreal, Quebec
H3J 1N4

Phone: 514-931-3526 or 1-800-605-3526

Fax: 514-939-2621

Registration / Application

An application on the CWY web site can be printed and mailed in.


History: Founded in 1971.

Advisors sent on field projects: 1,000 in 2000.

Mission Statement

Vision statement: Canada World Youth envisions a world of active, engaged global citizens who share responsibility for the well-being of all people and the planet.

Mission statement: Canada World Youth's mission is to increase the ability of people, and especially youth, to participate actively in the development of just, harmonious and sustainable societies.

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