MONTREAL, Dec. 9 /CNW/ -
WHAT: YWCA Canada celebration of the Youth Eco Internship Project
WHO: Jenny Struyk, Director of the Youth Eco Internship Program, YWCA Canada; Stephane Vaillancourt, President and Chief Executive Officer, YMCAs of Quebec; Itzel Nayeli Villafuerte Carranza, Former YEIP Intern at Société de Développement Environnemental de Rosemont (SODER); and Eric Laliberté, YEIP Intern at Regroupement des activistes pour l'inclusion au Québec (RAPLIQ).
|| Friday, December 10, 2010
|| YWCA Montreal
Holden Fisher Hall
1355 René-Levesque Boulevard West
A celebration of the Youth Eco Internship Program at YWCA Canada, which has placed over 300 youth from more than 120 communities in 9 provinces and 3 territories in paid internships in over 180 organizations with a focus on the environment, community and women's services. The event will highlight the work of YEIP host organizations and interns and will feature a range of exhibits showcasing the latest in environmental products and services across Quebec. The event is one of three such regional gatherings planned for the program and encourages capacity building amongst host organizations to develop long-term sustainable relationships and deepened sector knowledge.
About YWCA Canada:
YWCA Canada is the country's oldest and largest women's multi-service organization. With 33 Member Associations operating in more than 400 districts and communities across the country, our Turning Point Programs for Women™ - which address personal safety, economic security and well-being - reach out to 1 million women and girls in nine provinces and one territory. YWCA is the largest national provider of shelter to women, serving 25,000 women, children and teen girls, including 6,000 fleeing domestic violence, each year. We are the largest provider of literacy, life skills, employment and counselling programs in the country, and the second largest provider of childcare services. YWCA Canada is a member association of the World YWCA which unites 25 million women and girls worldwide and spans 125 countries. For more information about YWCA Canada and our Member Associations, visit www.ywcacanada.ca.
For further information: For further information:
on The Youth Eco Internship Program or to set up an interview with Jenny Struyk, Director of the Youth Eco Internship Program, contact Laura Tilley, Communications Manager at 416.962.8881 x 233 or visit www.ywcacanada.ca/yeip .