Youth Opportunities

At CanWaCH, we believe that young people are not only the leaders of tomorrow but the leaders of today. Are you a student or young professional interested in global health and gender equality? Then, this is the place for you! Explore recent global health news, upcoming events, career and volunteer opportunities that are tailored to youth. 

Let's Network

ffwd2020: A four-day virtual summit on the future of work

From September 8 to 11, 120 youth delegates, aged 18-29, from communities across the country will come together to learn, share, and network with peers and mentors during ffwd2020, a virtual summit by and for youth.



What’s New? 

Becoming a volunteer: Help for students and recent graduates

Across the country, students and recent graduates are looking for ways to contribute to Canada’s response to COVID-19. The Government of Canada has launched the I Want to Help platform so that they can give back to their communities while gaining valuable experience and growing their skill set.

Students and recent graduates aged 30 or under who volunteer with a charity or not-for-profit organization may be eligible to apply for the new Canada Student Service Grant. The more volunteer hours eligible students put in over the summer, the higher the grant amount they can receive.




Discover Something New

8 tips for being a youth advocate

By Cherie Wai, World Vision Canada 

Our generation today is rising up–knowing that we have the power as youth to change the world through our voices. But four years of advocating for global issues has taught me that it’s not quite as exciting as it sounds. Passion sparked for justice is often quickly quenched by priorities in life and the test of patience. But through persistence and endless encouragement from my World Vision coaches, I’ve come to understand how truly impactful and rewarding this journey of service is. So here are eight tips I’ve learned on how to sustain your fire for changing the world. 



Get Involved 

Organization Opportunity Age Range Deadline
Friendship Ambassadors Foundation #YA26Virtual Delegate Application 16-32 years old  July 31, 2020
Femme International  Student Ambassador high school and post-secondary students   



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