Hello to all volunteers, families, friends, and community members!

I am Alex the project supervisor for this exchange and I am excited to be working with you in some way or another in the coming months! The youth volunteers will be in Kingston from October 20 - December 21, 2014

We have a few events coming up in the community!
Nov 22 - Find us at various grocery stores in Kingston to donate to HIV/AIDS Regional Services
Nov 28 - Gender Safety Audit - Join us to survey a couple areas of Kingston and make recommendations on how we can better prevent gender based violence through environmental improvements

Dec 7 - Vietnam Day - Join us to celebrate our exchange, hear stories about what we have been up to, taste some Vietnamese cuisine and enjoy performances by the group members


Please contact me at aoneill@cwy-jcm.org
Info about Canada World Youth can be found at http://canadaworldyouth.org/

Sunday 22 June 2014

Community Involvement

So you want to be involved in ways other than hosting?

Yes please! There are many ways for community members and organizations to be involved with the program beyond work placements and host families.
Some examples are:

  • As a resource for the group - Do you have a skills or knowledge relevant to our focus on health, sexual health, gender or gender based violence? Or about personal/skill development, leadership, theatre, or innovation? Or related to the diversity of Canada, different cultures, lifestyles, Aboriginal and Indigenous Peoples? Or related to international development, community development, civil society and governance, sustainability?
    • We have weekly Educational Activity Days which are run by the youth volunteers for the group to engage in local issues that we are looking for local expertise to work with and learn from. While I will do outreach during this time of project development I may not find you, so please reach out!
  • Know of some relevant community events we could get involved in? Need a helping hand?
  • Got an extra coat, bed, bicycle, educational or language resources hanging around? Love offering rides? Love cooking? 
  • Got connections to meeting spaces we could access at no or a very low cost once a week?
  • Got connections to a camp or retreat centre we could use for our mid-project camp (2-3 days spent on reflection, group dynamics, skill development, planning)
  • Want to take us on a tour? Help us figure out the bus system? Tell us about cool spots, different services?

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