CISV (formerly Children's International Summer Villages) is an international peace education organization operating in over 60 countries around the world, with over 200 local chapters. In Canada, there are 12 local chapters from coast to coast and we are always looking for new folks to be involved, as well as donations to help keep us running as a completely volunteer-run organization.
Check us out at: https://cisvcanada.org/ or on Facebook as "CISV Canada"
More about CISV's mission:
a more peaceful future for all people, based on mutual respect and intercultural understanding, awareness for global relations and on borderless friendship.
a global organization dedicated to educating and inspiring peace through inter-cultural friendship, cooperation and understanding. Founded in 1950, today we are a federation of 69 Member Associations with over 200 Chapters and local groups. Over the years we have given countless children and young people the experience of a lifetime and the opportunity to build lasting friendships through our international educational programmes.
host international programmes for children and youth aged 11 up. These programmes encourage openness and respect towards all people, promote tolerance and understanding of different cultures and attitudes, initiate friendship despite nationality or beliefs, and promote non-violent conflict resolutions.