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WORLD UNIVERSITY SERVICE OF CANADA (WUSC/EUMC). An Introduction to WUSC. WHO WE ARE. WUSC is a leading Canadian development organization dedicated to improving lives and livelihoods of people around the world through education, training and volunteer cooperation. WHAT WE DO.

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World university service of canada wusc eumc

WORLD UNIVERSITY SERVICEOF CANADA (WUSC/EUMC)

An Introduction to WUSC


Who we are

WHO WE ARE

WUSC is a leading Canadian development organization dedicated to improving lives and livelihoods of people around the world through education, training and volunteer cooperation..


What we do

WHAT WE DO

WUSC works towards the education, employment and empowerment of youth.


Our vision

OUR VISION

WUSC envisions a world where all young people can grow up in safe, secure and supportive environments, where they can learn, work and contribute to their country’s development.


History

HISTORYORY

HISTORY

  • WUSC has worked with and for youth since the 1920s

  • Incorporated in 1957 as a non-profit non-governmental organization dedicated to international development through education

  • A leading Canadian international development agency with over 65 years of experience


Wusc is

WUSC IS...

  • A non-governmental organization (NGO) that develops and delivers development projects in 20 countries around the world

Canada

Afghanistan

Kenya

Nepal

Vietnam

South Sudan

Thailand

Senegal

Guinea

Haïti

Mali

Burkina Faso

Cambodia

Sri Lanka

Guatemala

Ghana

Peru

Malawi

Bolivia

Botswana


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WUSC...

CHANGES LIVES

THROUGH:

  • EDUCATION

  • EMPLOYMENT

  • EMPOWERMENT


Helps youth access quality education

WUSC...

HELPS YOUTH ACCESS QUALITY EDUCATION


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WUSC...

STRENGTHENS EMPLOYMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


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WUSC...

EQUIPS YOUTH WITH THE SKILLS TO BECOME LEADERS


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WUSC...

OFFERS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES WITH ITS OVERSEAS PARTNERS


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WUSC IS...

  • The first Canadian organization directly linking post-secondary students, faculty and institutional leaders with development issues


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WUSC MEMBERS

  • Canadian universities and colleges

… AND MANY MORE!


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WUSC MEMBERS

  • Over 75 Local Committees across Canada

  • International Committees in West Africa

+ Alumni

  • Former Local Committee members

  • Former Sponsored Students

  • Former overseas volunteers

  • Donors


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WUSC GOVERNANCE

  • Board of Directors

    • 16 volunteer members which includes:

      • post-secondary leaders,

      • WUSC alumni,

      • students and

      • development experts


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WUSC STRATEGIC PARTNERS

  • The Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI) is a Canadian NGO committed to international cooperation and humanitarian assistance. For over 50 years, they have worked to combat poverty and exclusion for the most marginalized groups in Africa, in Asia and the Americas.

  • WUSC and CECI jointly implement the Uniterra program.

www.ceci.ca


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INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERING

  • WUSC and CECI jointly offer individuals and organizations the opportunity to make a difference in developing countries.

  • In 12 countries and in Canada, these people are helping improve the future of communities by acting on five issues that affect people around the world.

www.uniterra.ca


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UNITERRA

  • Uniterra, a WUSC and CECI program, delivers projects in 13 countries around the world.

Canada

Afghanistan

Kenya

Nepal

Vietnam

South Sudan

Thailand

Senegal

Guinea

Haïti

Mali

Burkina Faso

Cambodia

Sri Lanka

Guatemala

Ghana

Peru

Malawi

Bolivia

Botswana

WUSC programming through Uniterra


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INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERING

Professionnal:

VCP HAITI

(Long term)

(Short term)

(Long term)

Student:

(Medium term)

(Short term)

(Medium term)

www.uniterra.ca


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WUSC ON CAMPUS


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WUSC ON CAMPUS IS…

An opportunity for students to:

  • Educate and Advocate

  • Sponsor Students Refugees

  • Learn Overseas


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WUSC ACTIVITIES:

ON CAMPUS AND OVERSEAS

As Local Committee members, students on Canadian campuses can get involved in any number of interesting campaigns and programs…


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WUSC ACTIVITIES:

ON CAMPUS AND OVERSEAS

… And all of these campaigns and programs are connected with and contributing towards WUSC’s overseas development projects.


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The Student Refugee Program (SRP)


The srp

THE “SRP”

  • The Student Refugee Program is a refugee resettlement program that enables refugee students to enter Canada as permanent residents and pursue their education at Canadian universities & colleges.


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UNIQUE IN THE WORLD

WUSC isamong over 70 Sponsorship agreement holders (SAH) in Canada and 10 in Quebec, but is the onlyorganization in the world that pairs EDUCATION withrefugeeresettlement.


Countries of origin of srp students

Countries of Origin OF SRP Students

Afghanistan,Burma, Burundi, Bhutan, Comoros Islands, Zaire/DRC, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Iran, *Iraq, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, Zaire and Zimbabwe.


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  • WUSC CAMPAIGNS

    • SRP Awareness/National Campaign

    • Shine a Light

    • Bike for AIDS

    • Uniterra Symposia


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EDUCATION: SRP NATIONAL CAMPAIGN

OVERSEAS

ON CAMPUS

Local Committees are raising awareness and funds to support refugee education above and beyond their campus needs.

In refugee camps, students have little to no opportunities to pursue their post-secondary education.

WUSC facilitates the resettlement process and access to Canadian universities and colleges.


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EMPOWERMENT: SHINE A LIGHT

ON CAMPUS

OVERSEAS

Local Committees are raising awareness and funds to support refugee girls’ education in Malawi camps, using light-themed events, like flashlight mobs.

In some refugee camps, boys outnumber girls 4:1

WUSC is providing after school classes and secondary-school scholarships for promising girls.

We are shifting now shifting our focus on Malawi.


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HEALTH: BIKE FOR AIDS

ON CAMPUS

OVERSEAS

Bikes purchased with Bike for AIDS funds are distributed to Community Based Organizations that work with HIV and AIDS sufferers.

HIV and AIDS caregivers travel to neighboring villages to care for those affected. With a bicycle, they reach 5 times as many patients.

Bicycles and bike-ambulances are of great assistance to those living with HIV and AIDS in rural Malawi.

Through Bike for AIDS, Local Committees fundraise to purchase bikes while raising awareness on HIV and AIDS issues.


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EDUCATION: UNITERRA SYMPOSIA

OVERSEAS

ON CAMPUS

INTERNATIONAL LOCAL COMMITTES

The WUSC Local Committee Network is global, with active LCs in Burkina Faso, Ghana and spreading elsewhere.

International LCs have also organized Symposia events on their campus!

WUSC is always looking to provide unique opportunities for youth to collaborate across borders.

UNITERRA SYMPOSIA SERIESBy bringing together local experts, returned volunteers, students and faculty, an educational symposium can be a catalyst for action!

The impact of international volunteering.

Funding available: up to $400!


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WUSC ACTIVITIES:

ON CAMPUS AND OVERSEAS

OUR IMPACT

In 2012-2013, WUSC Local Committees:

  • Informed: 89,893 (*includes media)

  • Engaged: 11,882

  • Raised: 44,124 $


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VOLUNTEER OVERSEAS WITH UNITERRA


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VOLUNTEER OVERSEAS

A WUSC program that offers the ability to apply academic theory and knowledge to a practical work environment in Africa, Asia and South America during an academic term or upon graduation.

Application deadlines are September, January and May. Check-out available placements today!

www.uniterra.ca/swb


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VOLUNTEER OVERSEAS

For over 65 years, WUSC’s International Seminar has had the goal to engage a group of Canadian students and host country students in a collaborative community project.

2014 Edition: Burkina Faso

(Feb 14-23rd)


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WUSC TRAININGS


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WUSC TRAININGS: LEADERSHIP MEETING

Leadership Meeting

  • Biggest WUSC Local Committee training of the year (3 days!)

  • Typically in August to kick-start the year

  • Over 80 students from across Canada participate

  • Includes:

    • Exploring leadership styles

    • Ideas to build your Local Committee

    • SRP & activity planning training

    • Special presenters


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WUSC TRAININGS: INTERNATIONAL FORUM

International Forum

  • Gathers more than 400 Local Committee student leaders, academics, and development experts

  • Typically in Ottawa, in the Fall (November)

  • Includes:

    • Presenters from around the world

    • Connections Zone

    • Gala and Awards

    • Local Committee’s People’s Video Choice Awards

http://forum.wusc.ca


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Interested in getting more WUSC training?

The WUSC Campus Engagement team in Ottawa is available to provide your Local Committee specialized online Webinars on topics such as the Student Refugee Program (SRP) and raising awareness on your campus.

Contact us with your ideas at:[email protected]


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“What an amazing impact WUSC has had on my life and the lives of so many others! The people I met and the conferences I attended inspired me to take on initiatives that I will continue to develop for the rest of my life.”

- WUSC Local Committee chair

“Before I had no hope for the future, but now, with the knowledge, skill and tools that I got, I know that I can have a better future.”

- WUSC vocational training graduate, Sri Lanka

“I would like to thank WUSC for making my life time dream come true. When you helped me, you helped my entire family. Now the sky is the limit as you opened the closed door to my life. Once again, thank you WUSC.”

- Former sponsored refugee student


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THANK YOU!


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