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.

Latest News

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  • My First Days in Bolivia

    Camina Harrison-Chery, an EQWIP HUBs Volunteer who is in Bolivia for the next year working as a facilitator. Read on to learn all about her experience supporting Canada World Youth/Youth Challenge International’s new youth livelihood project, EQWIP HUBs! It only took standing in front of thirty pairs of attentive eyes once to realize the importance of the work I will......

  • The long awaited Entrepreneurship Training Program is almost complete!

    EQWIP HUBs knew the driver behind a brand new entrepreneurship training program would have to be innovation. With the curriculum currently in the testing phase, one thing is clear; a new way of thinking is about to emerge. Did you know, on average, nine out of ten start-up businesses fail? It’s true. To better understand the problem, Fortune Magazine did......

  • Meet EQWIP HUB Mwanza

    Karibu Sana to EQWIP HUBs in Mwanza, Tanzania It’s an exciting time – the first group of Tanzanian youth are halfway through EQWIP HUBs’ core employment training program. Let’s pay them a visit, shall we? Check out the full story by EQWIP HUBs volunteer, Hilary Duff, on EXPOSURE now....

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