Are you interested in being involved in international development? Everyone can contribute — it doesn't matter how old you are or what kind of interests or expertise you have. This section will provide you with some key links and resources. We do not necessarily endorse the activities and opinions you will find in these external links; and these links should not be viewed as official endorsements or changes in our policies and programs.
- a student?
Visit our Youth Zone which offers students in three age groups (from 9 to 17+) information and lots of opportunities to get involved.
- a teacher?
Our Youth Zone also has a section called Teacher Zone which provides teachers with information geared to three different age groups of students, on-line learning tools and lots of opportunities to get involved for both youth and teachers.
- a recent university or college graduate?
We offer a Youth Zone geared to students 17+ with information about international development; as well as internship and volunteer opportunities.
- an adult?
Find out how to volunteer time or expertise in Canada, donate money, volunteer in a developing country, study international development, start a project, work with us or in a developing country, or volunteer to be an election observer. Learn about our Volunteer Cooperation Program.
- an academic?
First consult the Are you an adult? section of this website which offers many opportunities to get involved, but also consult our Partners for Development Program — University Partners for information about our support to Canadian universities to reduce poverty in developing countries. The Canadian Association for the Study of International Development website may also be helpful.
- a representative of a Canadian organization or business?
Would your organization like to get involved in international development? Consult the Are you an adult? section of this website which provides an introduction to different ways of getting involved. Also visit Funding for International Development Projects which offers more details about how to provide goods and services to us or get funding. Our Partners for Development Program provides information about our support to Canadian organizations through different competitive calls for proposals.
- a retired person?
The Are you an adult? section of this website offers a variety of opportunities to get involved, but also visit the Canadian Executive Service Organization's website to find opportunities specifically geared to retired people who wish to get involved in international development.
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