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?

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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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  • EQWIP HUBs global programs help youth reach their potential

    Powered by Canadian leaders in global youth development – Canada World Youth and Youth Challenge International– the EQWIP HUBs project is a global network that connects Canadian volunteers, youth participants, and international partners through innovative programming in six developing countries. This programming offers entrepreneurship and employment training so that young people, especially women, can come together to gain market-relevant skills......

  • EQWIP HUBs International Volunteers Collaborate to Change Lives with Young Entrepreneurs

    Canadian volunteers teamed up with a global network of partners to introduce the EQWIP HUBs Youth Innovation Fund. Launched in May and June across 6 developing countries, the Youth Innovation Fund, will support youth entrepreneurs to turn their business ideas into reality. Canadian volunteer Helen Gao (EQWIP HUBs Tamale, Ghana) collaborated to create a series of interactive, global workshops to......

  • Getting to Know the Young Chiclayans

    Originally Posted By Nicole Secker, A Volunteer at EQWIP HUBs Chiclayo, Peru. Many “cliché” thoughts went through my mind when I started writing about the young people in Chiclayo, Peru — thoughts like getting to know them has been a revealing experience that has changed me, and that their smiles are the greatest rewards. However, things are sometimes clichéd for......

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We’re looking for experienced, high-calibre young Canadians with a passion for youth development and the ambition to go global with EQWIP HUBs.

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