CISV International is a global network of volunteers of all ages. We are an independent and non-political organization with chapters in over 200 cities worldwide. CISV’s unique educational programmes bring together young people from different backgrounds, developing cross-cultural knowledge and leadership. By encouraging respect for cultural differences, common values and self-awareness, CISV empowers each participant to incorporate these values into their lives as they become global citizens and strive for a more peaceful world. Young people take an active role in programme planning, developing key leadership and communication skills.
CISV Canada is active from coast to coast! From Victoria to Halifax, CISVers are promoting CISV values in their local communities. Each year, youth and adults from these same communities travel to international CISV programmes around the world. There are as many opportunities for involvement locally as internationally: CISV has a dynamic national network of young people. This group, called the Junior Branch (JB), is dedicated to organising regional and national activities for Canadian youth. Each local CISV chapter has an active group of Junior Branch members, open to anyone who wants to be involved (starting at age 10). JB organizes regular activities, community projects, workshops and mini camps. Completely youth-led, Junior Branch applies the CISV goals to the local community while participants learn and develop leadership.
Who we are
Discover the unique CISV identity and what we see as our purpose in today's world. What are the vision and values that guide everything we do?
What we do
Find out more about the educational philosophy that guides our programmes for people of all ages, starting with children.
Explore CISV's roots. We have strong traditions that date back over 50 years.
We produce a number of different publications including the CISV News online, Annual Review, Mosaic magazine and Interspectives, a journal on transcultural educational.
Where we are
We have a presence on six continents. In Canada, CISV is active in 11 communities across the country. Find out where to get in touch with us.
Volunteer opportunities for Summer 2013
- 11 Feb 2013
New YLIF-CAN for Canadian programs
- 25 Jan 2013
New risk management documents
- 01 Nov 2012
Newsletter Issue 4 released!
- 05 Jun 2012
“By bringing young people together in a spirit of tolerance and understanding, we help to lay the foundation for a peaceful tomorrow."
Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General, CISV Seoul Symposium 2000.