Power in Partnership

EQWIP HUBs are fuelled by collaboration, and we are grateful for our global network of dedicated partners and supporters.

EQWIP is an innovative youth-serving alliance powered by Canada World Youth (CWY) and Youth Challenge International (YCI).

With a combined 70 years of experience, CWY and YCI are recognized as cutting edge 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. CWY and YCI came together as collaborators in 2013, bridging their expertise and powerful networks to launch EQWIP HUBs.

EQWIP HUBs Network Partners

TakingITGlobal (TIG)

TIG is developing OpenHUB, an online learning portal to connect all 17 EQWIP HUBs, share insight and facilitate cross-hub business challenges.


UN-HABITAT will play a critical role in convening the EQWIP HUBs Network consisting of public and private organizations and civil society and capitalize the Innovation Fund for Youth Entrepreneurship.

Education Development Center (EDC)

Each EQWIP HUB will use ‘WorkReadyNow!’, a locally adapted curriculum designed by Education Development Center Inc (EDC) as the core of EQWIP HUBs work training. A jointly developed youth focused entrepreneurship curriculum will be used as the foundation for supporting youth business start up.

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Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC)

ACGC co-designed and will coordinate EQWIP HUBs national outreach strategy. Through the OpenHUB platform, Canadian youth, diaspora communities and the business sector will connect to the youth and innovations at each EQWIP HUB.

Local EQWIP HUBs Partners

Each EQWIP HUB is housed and operated in partnership with an established and locally respected youth-centered organization.

El Alto


La Paz

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Consorcio de Organizaciones Privadas de Promoción al Desarrollo de la Micro y Pequeña Empresa (COPEME)

EQWIP HUBs is generously funded, in-part, by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada.

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Collaborate with EQWIP HUBs

EQWIP HUBs seeks meaningful collaboration with innovative businesses and organizations who possess the next-level knowledge, technology and support to propel #YouthForward.

Inquire with Rita from Canada World Youth or Bryan from Youth Challenge International.

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