Luncheon Meeting - Fairmont Chateau Laurier - Circle K Hosting

Kai Nestman - Canada World Youth - Director, Youth Volunteer - Service & Development, Int'l Development. Student at uOttawa.

For 40 years, Canada World Youth (CWY) has enabled 34,000 youth aged 15 to 29 to participate in international cooperation programs hosted by 11,000 families in over 67 countries.   CWY offers young people the opportunity to learn new languages, embrace diversity and improve awareness and appreciation for other cultures. CWY participants cultivate skills to become involved in community-based projects related to the environment, health and equity. For many of our youth volunteers, the experience is life-changing. CWY shapes who they are and who they will become.   As an organization, CWY contributes to the implementation of the UN Millennium Development Goals and trains new generations of youth to become active global citizens. CWY participants volunteer more than one million hours every year by building youth leadership in Canada and around the world.  At its best, CWY offers youth the chance to apply their skills and passion in a meaningful experience, at home and overseas. Youth are empowered through these experiences.

Today, as it moves beyond the national events of the 40th anniversary, CWY is committed to broadening its approach to youth leadership. Programs must be accessible. As the value of volunteerism and community engagement grows, the organization must reach out to young people.

Head Table to follow

On the menu:  Assorted Breads, Garden Greens with Raspberry Vinaigrette, Cranberry Glazed Atlantic Salmon,  Seasonal Vegetables, Coconut Cream Pie