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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  • Explore the World of EQWIP HUBs

    July is a special month for the EQWIP HUBs initiative. Canada World Youth/Youth Challenge International’s bold, new youth development project marked its first full year of operations – a huge milestone! A total of 17 dynamic youth innovation spaces known as EQWIP HUBs are up and running in six countries: Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, Senegal and Tanzania. The first cohorts......

  • Inside Sophia’s Volunteer Experience with EQWIP HUBs in Lima!

    Introducing Sophia Wood Massicotte, one of the first EQWIP HUBs’ volunteers, now returned from Peru, where she spent three months putting her skills into action in support of youth development as a Global Leader. Now back in Ottawa, ON, she took the time to share the story of her experience with EQWIP HUBs – an innovative new project powered by......

  • Say Jambo to Hilary for National Volunteer Week

    It’s National Volunteer Week and to celebrate, we’re going behind the scenes with one of our tenacious volunteers to find out what it’s like to propel #YouthForward with EQWIP HUBs, an innovative new project powered by Canada World Youth and Youth Challenge International. Setting up seventeen youth innovation spaces in six countries is no easy feat! Our volunteers have been......

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