Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Hello All,

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is David Arsenault, and I am the project supervisor for Canada World Youth in Cornwall this year. As you may know, our organization has been engaging youth from Canada and abroad in volunteer service, experiential education and community development programs since 1971, and is working in Cornwall this year for the first time .
As preparations are underway I am asking for your assistance in spreading the word throughout your community, in your bulletin/newsletter, or online, as we continuously look to make new connections in the community for meeting space, host families, work placements and resource people. I would be happy to come by and put up a poster in your space if there is an appropriate board, to give a brief chat and/or network at any upcoming events you may have.
This year Canada World Youth is excited to bring 18 youth volunteers (9 Canadian and 9 Vietnamese) from October 20th to December 21st, 2014, to live, learn, and volunteer in Cornwall. Specifically we will be looking at issues related to gender and health in partnership with local non-profit organizations. The youth will also share their experiences from the first phase of the program in Vietnam (happening from August to October) with the community through host families and events.
We are looking for host families (of all kinds) to open their doors and share their lives with 2 youth volunteers for the 2 month period (a stipend is provided); community members who can act as resource people either about particular aspects of Cornwall (be it politics, innovation, the arts, events etc) or their own expertise; meeting space and activities to get involved in; and for work placements with community based organizations related to the health theme where the youth can volunteer 2-4 days a week.
We greatly appreciate any support/leads/ideas you can offer and I am looking forward to introducing these youth to our fantastic community! I am happy to come by any time to introduce myself and chat about the program or answer any questions by email, phone or skype.

Attached to this email you will find a press release as well as a host-family search poster, both of which are for free distribution through your networks.

Thank you for your support,

David Arsenault

Project Supervisor / Superviseur de Projets
Canada World Youth, Youth Leaders in Action / Jeunesse Canada Monde, Jeunes Leaders en Action
Tel/Tél: (613) 870-1399
Email/Courriel: darsenault@cwy-jcm.org
Blog: cwycornwallvietnam.blogspot.ca/

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