Propel #YouthForward.
Propel the World Forward.

EQWIP HUBs is a network of 17 global youth innovation spaces powered by Canada World Youth and Youth Challenge International that propel #YouthForward.

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Powering Sustainable Youth Livelihoods.

EQWIP HUBs is a new way of approaching long-term sustainable development.

It’s a network of 17 youth innovation spaces called ‘EQWIP HUBs,’ where youth – especially women – come together to develop market-relevant skills, build networks, learn from mentors, and access technology. Located in Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, Senegal and Tanzania, they are places where the passions and determination of young people are transformed into the confidence and abilities that will allow them to access employment or entrepreneurship and take control of their own futures.

Together, we’re on a mission to propel 100,000 #YouthForward by 2020.

What Sets EQWIP HUBs Apart?

EQWIP HUBs Youth to Youth

Connecting Youth-to-Youth

We connect high calibre young Canadians and ambitious international youth at our 17 global EQWIP HUBs.

Building Skills

Together, youth build relevant skills and talents through a groundbreaking, hands-on curriculum.

Sustaining Livelihoods

With amplified confidence, youth can sustain a livelihood and benefit their communities.

Get Involved!

Whether you’re a young person in an EQWIP HUBs country looking for a program to prepare you for the future, or an experienced Canadian looking to put your skills into action for youth development – we have opportunities for you.

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Powered by Canada World Youth & Youth Challenge International

For 70 years CWY and YCI have been recognized Canadian leaders in global youth development. Forty thousand young people around the world have been transformed through CWY’s world-renowned global reciprocal exchange programs and YCI’s youth innovation initiatives, proving young people can lead real change in global health, the environment, and youth livelihoods.

As the needs of today’s youth evolve, CWY and YCI have come together to leverage their respective expertise, networks and efforts to launch EQWIP HUBs, an innovative approach to power sustainable youth livelihoods.

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  • #BeBoldForChange: Celebrating International Women’s Day at EQIWP HUBs

    International Women’s Day is an important time to celebrate the accomplishments of women all over the world; however, it also signifies that we all have a collective responsibility to shape a society where the contributions of women are seen and appreciated equally to those of men. The World Economic Forum predicts that the gender gap won’t close until 2186, but......

  • International Development Week 2017: Celebrating A Year of #YouthForward Impact

    Our goal to propel 100,000 youth forward by 2020 is well underway as EQWIP HUBs comes together to celebrate International Development Week in 2017. When Canada World Youth and Youth Challenge International launched EQWIP HUBs almost two years ago, it became apparent that this could become a truly novel approach to youth development. With 72 million young people around the......

  • Training the Leaders of Today in Zanzibar

    EQWIP HUBs Zanzibar was chosen to facilitate leadership training for more than 1,000 Youth Council Members across Zanzibar. Lucky for us, one of our own EQWIP HUBs Volunteers, Hilary Duff, was able to attend. Read about the experience below! “Sisi soteni viongozi.” The Swahili words were written across the flip chart paper and stuck to the board with a wad......

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