MONTREAL, July 10, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Louis Moubarak, president and
chief executive officer, Canada World Youth (CWY), and Bobby Cameron, Office of the Second Vice Chief, responsible
for Lands and Resources Commission, Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today confirming
their organizations' strong mutual commitment to Saskatchewan's First
Nation youth. The two organizations will work together to ensure that
these youth possess the necessary knowledge, skills and opportunities
to enable them to assume leadership roles in their own communities as
well as in international cooperation. CWY and FSIN will be signing
specific protocols over the coming months as they implement this new
cooperative working relationship.
"CWY and the FSIN, through the FSIN's Environmental Youth Council," explains Moubarak, "will be identifying specific activities and
opportunities - leadership, mentorship and entrepreneurship
opportunities - for First Nation youth, with a focus on experiential
educational opportunities in international cooperation, such as the
programs CWY has been operating over the past 40 years. In 2011-12 alone, CWY offered international leadership programs to 211 Aboriginal youth volunteers from across Canada.
According to Vice Chief Cameron, "both our organizations believe in the
importance of consulting and involving all those who will be affected
by our joint initiatives. And of course, these initiatives must be
compatible with our respective missions and support the purpose of this
agreement. This is why CWY and the FSIN decided to adopt six guiding principles to inspire our collaborations."
About CWY www.canadaworldyouth.org
Founded in 1971, CWY is a leader in developing leadership, health and
environment oriented international education programs for young people
aged 15-29. A non-profit organization, Canada World Youth is dedicated
to enriching the lives of young people who have a desire to become
informed and active global citizens.
CWY is registered with the Canada Revenue Agency as a charitable
Image with caption: "Vice Chief Bobby Cameron, Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, and Louis Moubarak, president and CEO, Canada World Youth signed a memorandum of understanding this morning which will provide a framework for their collaborations in favour of Saskatchewan's First Nation Youth. The signing took place in Prince Albert National Park, SK. (CNW Group/CANADA WORLD YOUTH)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120710_C7421_PHOTO_EN_16171.jpg
SOURCE CANADA WORLD YOUTH
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