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International Development Week

International Development Week (IDW) is an annual national initiative to encourage Canadians—especially youth—to learn more about and contribute to international development.

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February 5, 2019 - Canada-wide event, spearheaded by Global Affairs Canada as an opportunity to highlight the work of Canada's development community and the work of Canada in international development.

2 male and 1 female student with the IYIP program


For the last 12 years, we have managed the International Youth Internship Program (IYIP), sending a total of 42 interns overseas to provide on-the-ground support to our partner non-governmental organizations (NGOs).