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.
We connect high calibre young Canadians and ambitious international youth at our 17 global EQWIP HUBs.
Together, youth build relevant skills and talents through a groundbreaking, hands-on curriculum.
With amplified confidence, youth can sustain a livelihood and benefit their communities.
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.
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.
We are on the lookout for experienced, high-calibre young Canadians with a passion for youth development and the ambition to go global with EQWIP HUBs.