The International Youth Fellowship program helps young Canadian professional launch careers in development by working for a host organization in Africa or Asia. The program is supported by the Government of Canada and Aga Khan Foundation Canada, through the funds raised by World Partnership Walk and Golf.
The challenge: An informed and committed global community is crucial to international development efforts. The majority of Canadians say that countries like Canada have a responsibility to help less wealthy nations, but less than half of Canadians say they are knowledgeable about global development – and only one in five donate to the cause.
Our solution: In Canada, we undertake a range of initiatives to engage and inform Canadians from coast-to-coast on critical global issues. From classroom resources to traveling exhibits, and from fundraising campaigns to international internship opportunities, we mobilize the best of our country’s skills, expertise, and funds to build a better future for all.
- Agriculture and Food Security
- Civil Society
- Climate Resilience
- Early Childhood Development
- Engaging Canadians
- Gender Equality
- Health and Nutrition
- Work and Enterprise
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), sometimes called the Global Goals, are a worldwide movement to break the cycle of poverty
Rosie Jervase was part of the 2018-2019 cohort of the International Youth Fellowship Program. She was placed at the Aga Khan University’s East Africa Institute in Nairobi.
Jaclyn Dolski was placed in Dushanbe, Tajikistan through AKFC’s fellowship program.
Taylor Marlow was part of the 2018-2019 cohort of the International Youth Fellowship Program. She was placed at the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
Jennifer Yang is an award-winning journalist with the Toronto Star, where she currently writes about identity and inequality.
Shannon Gormley’s project focused on the country of Kiribati, and how its most vulnerable residents are dealing with rising sea levels and climate change.