Programmes - National

JB National Camp

Each summer, during the month of August, an 18+ youth, elected by Canada’s Junior Branch organizes the Junior Branch National Camp, with the assistance of one of CISV Canada’s chapters. National Camp is a six–day programme that is open to youth of all ages. Participants are encouraged to take an active leadership role within the camp.

Following some experiential training in planning, facilitation and evaluation, all participants have the opportunity to plan and facilitate educational activities with small planning groups. National Camp is a dynamic, fun, learning experience for youth of all ages

Peace Bus

In November 2018, the CISV National Board voted to suspend the Peace Bus programme for the 2019 programme year, and to complete an evaluation with recommendations for the programme in 2020 and beyond. Please check back in Fall 2019 for updates about 2020’s programme. To provide feedback to the Peace Bus Evaluation Working Group (PBEWG), please contact mikaela.cisv@gmail.com

The 39 day CISV Canada Peace Bus has traveled across Canada between Victoria and Halifax since Summer 2011, providing youth delegates with a unique opportunity to explore their own country while building leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and actively contributing to various communities. Delegates each take on a high degree of responsibility for planning a component of the group's cross-Canada adventure, which consists of journeying from coast to coast in a "carbon neutral" 15 passenger van, sponsored by Windsor Salt. Delegates camp their way across Canada, visiting CISV chapters and programmes, carrying out community-oriented projects and volunteer initiatives, and organizing and conducting a series of activities and workshops.

Ages & Dates: 15 to 16 year olds travel east-bound from Victoria (starting the end of June); 16 to 18 year olds travel west-bound from Halifax (departing in late July). At least one delegate spot will be available for each Chapter in each direction until Feb 1, with a mix of both male and female delegates.

Please contact the local Peace Bus Coordinator or for more information: programmes@CISVvictoria.ca.

Age
15-18
Duration
39 days
Size of Group
12 delegates plus adult leaders(24+).

News

PROGRAMME LEADERS NEEDED for SUMMER 2019
Application deadline: Dec. 14, 2018 to programmes@CISVvictoria.ca 

Options to lead small delegations of youth aged 11, 12-13, 14, and 15 on short programmes (lengths of 2, 3, & 4 weeks) to places ranging from Canada (Saskatoon), to Brazil, France, Argentina, Mexico, and Japan.  Must be age 21+   Application form on the green Resources tab.
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PROGRAMME APPLICANTS WANTED: Dec. 14, 2018 deadline. Applications on the green Resources tab.

Age 11: VILLAGE (del. of 4 + leader)

  • Belo Horizonte, Brazil: June 29 - July 26 - summer
  • Isere, France: July 5 - Aug 1 - summer
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina: Dec. 28/19-Jan, 20/20 - winter

Age 12-13:  YOUTH MEETING  (del. of 6 + leader)
Saskatoon, Canada: July 22- Aug. 5

Age 14:  STEP-UP (del of 4 + leader)
Queretaro, Mexico: July 5-27

Age 15: STEP-UP (del of 4 + leader)

Kanto, Japan: Aug 2-Aug 24

Age 16-18:  YOUTH MEETING - individual
Monterrey, Mexico: June 26-July 13

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Ages 17-18: SEMINAR CAMP - Individual.  Various.  Application form coming soon.    Summer:  Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, El Salvador, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Spain, Sweden, USA (New York & Pittsburgh).  Winter: Brazil, Guatemala, Singapore. Info: programmes
@CISVvictoria.ca

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Ages 11-19:  NATIONAL CAMP:  Toronto, ON:  Individual. mid-August 1 week.  Applications and info. come out in Spring 2019

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Age 19+: IPP:  "Building Bridges" Portugal: July 26-Aug 11, 2019, and waitlist options for Czech Republic, Italy, and Japan  See Resources tab for application form and more info. or email: ipp@cisvvictoria.ca


PEACE BUS 2019
: On a hiatus for 2019, as the programme is undergoing a review.

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CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS (CRCs): 
CRCs are needed for all people over age 18 in a household hosting homestays or people volunteering at camps
Please email: riskmanager@
CISVvictoria.ca
 to check if you have a valid one on file or request the password and weblink.

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CISV VICTORIA CHAPTER VOLUNTEERS POSITIONS OPEN:

- Volunteer recruitment coordinator
- Leader/Staff recruitment coordinator
- Local Camp Coordinator

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CISV MEMBERSHIP: 
Obtain, or renew your annual membership. Forms are in the "Joining CISV" section of this site. As of Fall 2018, membership runs from October 1-September 30 each year starting this year. Individual (19+) and Family rates available: membership@
cisvvictoria.ca

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