La diversité, moteur de l’innovation : comment le projet CARREFOURs EQWIP – EQWIP HUBs modélise l’incidence positive de la collaboration culturelle

21 May Diversity drives innovation: How the EQWIP HUBs project models the positive impact of cultural collaboration

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_facebook type="box_count"][vc_column_text]What do you get when you bring together Canadian youth, local youth and local youth institutions across 6 countries, and two leading development agencies? Answer: the EQWIP HUBs project! This International Day for Cultural Diversity (for Dialogue and Development) we reflect on what can happen when diverse groups get together and collaborate to...

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19 Mar The transformative experience of being an international volunteer

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Becoming an international volunteer offers a transformative personal experience. Sherryann Boyce is an EQWIP HUBs volunteer who spent four months volunteering in Bolivia and supporting the EQWIP HUBs youth livelihood project. This is her story.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]“I went to create an impact for the lives of others, but...

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08 Mar How investing in young women and gender equality changes lives

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Closing the gender gap in the workforce could add up to $12 trillion to the global economy by 2025, according to a report conducted by the McKinsey Global Institute. What’s greater is the impact it will have on the daily lives of young women. Young people all over the world aspire for decent work...

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26 Oct Shama shares her experience volunteering as a Youth Leadership Team member at EQWIP HUBs Tanzania

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Shama Saleh[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]I volunteered as a Youth Leadership team member in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with EQWIP HUBs. My experience volunteering abroad for the first time, was nothing short of amazing and truly transformative. This experience gave me the ability to apply what I learned in...

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05 Sep What it means to fundraise for the Youth Innovation Fund

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Janice Chapman, Talent Acquisition Officer, EQWIP HUBs[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]The idea of fundraising as a volunteer for EQWIP HUBs can seem like a hurdle, but it’s a hurdle worth overcoming. When I began fundraising last winter, I felt uncomfortable about the prospect of asking friends and family for a...

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19 Jul EQWIP HUBs Canadian volunteers raise funds for global youth innovation

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Canada World Youth and Youth Challenge International have come together to create the EQWIP HUBs project. As Canadian leaders in global development, both organizations have designed the project to be locally integrated and supported by a network of partners around the world. EQWIP HUBs is an innovative project that helps young women and men harness their talents, skills and abilities through customized training and support. The project enables youth to discover their own economic solutions...

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20 Jun Canadian Volunteers level up their careers by participating in the Young Americas Forum in Peru

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Canadian volunteers at EQWIP HUBs Lima, Peru, were honoured to participate in the YABT (Young Americas Business Trust) Young Americas Forum where youth, as social actors, actively participate in the process of the Summit of Americas. This year the event took place in Lima, Peru, and Canadian volunteers Gabriela Barends (Volunteer Gender Equality...

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11 Jun Innovation: The Solution for Economic Youth Inclusion

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]According to the International Labour Organization, 71 million young people around the world, or almost half the Canadian population, remain jobless despite many indications of a growing worldwide economy. In Africa alone, for example, the rate of economic growth  is set to rise from 2.7% in 2017 to 3.3% in 2018. But this...

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28 May Jessica shares her experience volunteering as a Marketing Advisor at EQWIP HUBs Tamale, Ghana

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]EQWIP HUBs Tamale, Ghana, is an open-concept space, easily accessible from town. It’s vibrant and generally busy, as many participants make use of the services outside of training hours, like internet and laptop access, one-on-one consultations, and more. Jessica, a Canadian Volunteer Marketing Advisor in Ghana, gave us the rundown on what it’s like...

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14 May Living up to #feminist and inclusive innovation ideals: offering safe and affordable childcare for young parents

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Fabienne Pierre-Jacques, Gender Lead and Nadia Ponce Morales, Talent Acquisition Business Development Manager, EQWIP HUBs EQWIP HUBs, powered by Canada World Youth and Youth Challenge International, works in six countries, Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, Senegal and Tanzania, to promote young women’s economic empowerment by developing the assets they need to find decent employment and...

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