Youth Opportunities

Our member organizations and partners provide many opportunities for youth to get involved in international development.  Check back often for updates


Location:  Various

Swap your desk job for a global opportunity to connect the next generation of young people to a sustainable livelihood with Canada World Youth – Jeunesse Canada Monde & Youth Challenge International. Find the EQWIP HUBs placement that matches your skills and help us propel #YouthForward! Visit the website to find current opportunities!


Planting Peace 2017

Mennonite Central CommitteePlanting Peace is a 2 week cross-cultural peace learning opportunity for 20 young adults from Canada and abroad, between May 6-19th. Participants will share stories from their context, explore peace and justice issues in Alberta, and learn practical skills for peacebuilding. Visit  to apply. Cost for Canadian participants: $400.  Application deadline is Feb 27, 2017.

Uprooted 2017

Mennonite Central CommitteeUprooted is a 3 week young adult learning tour (ages 18-25+/-) to the northern and southern borders of Mexico, scheduled for May 1-25th 2017.  The program can be taken for credit with an additional cost. Visit to apply.  Application deadline is March 3, 2017.

Ride the Rockies

Ride the Rockies is a 5 day bike trip for 14-17 year olds, from July 24-28th, from Banff to Calgary, to learn about water issues, while making a video to educate others on the importance of caring for our water. The trip will be led by Two Wheel View.  All equipment will be provided (bikes, bags). Food and accommodation is included in the $500 cost. More information can be found by visiting CAWST Wavemakers! Register by March 15th!

Canada Green Corp

Canada Green CorpsCGC UNA-Canada’s innovative new youth employment programme designed to bridge talented, yet un-and underemployed, Canadian youth to meaningful employment to ignite Canada’s green economy. CGC participants will undertake four or six-month work-integrated learning placements with various companies, governments, associations, universities and civil society organizations across Canada, but particularly our cities of focus: Vancouver, Whitehorse, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax. Read more



Prime Minister’s Youth Council

The Prime Minister's Youth CouncilThe Council will advise the Prime Minister on national issues such as employment, access to education, building stronger communities, climate change and clean growth. The Council will meet multiple times a year.If you are aged 16 to 24, now is your chance to apply to become one of the Youth Council members. Read more