12 Sep International placements: a classroom without walls

[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]By Selima Mechkene Through EQWIP HUBs I was able to develop crucial life-skills for the real world as an international volunteer. Volunteering abroad for 6 months was a big step for me. After finishing my Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Sciences, I enrolled in Environment and Sustainable Development at the University of Montréal as...

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12 Aug Creating sustainable change: the impact of EQWIP HUBs youth livelihood project

[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]When Canada World Youth and Youth Challenge International launched the EQWIP HUBs project in 2015, they had an ambitious goal: to change the lives of 100,000 youth by 2020.  As leaders in global youth development, they wanted to create real, sustainable change in the lives of young women and men in 6 countries around the...

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des jeunes reçoivent des formations des compétences au CARREFOUR EQWIP Tanzania.

15 Jul Changing lives through skills training

[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]Young people, aged 15-24 account for 16% of the global population. They are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults and are exposed to lower quality of jobs, greater labor market inequalities, and longer and more insecure school-to-work transitions. Of the 1.2 billion youth globally, 64 million are unemployed and...

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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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