CUSO INTERNATIONAL WELCOMES THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA’S SUPPORT FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AND EMPOWERMENT

Ottawa, Canada – Cuso International welcomes today’s announcement by the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, of the Canadian government’s support for the Volunteers for International Cooperation and Empowerment (VOICE) program.

“Through VOICE we will deliver focused and responsive programing with our partners to ensure impact and accountability for poor and marginalized communities,” says Evelyne Guindon, Cuso International Chief Executive Officer.

The VOICE program will improve the economic and social well-being of poor and marginalized communities in targeted countries.

VOICE is part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to promoting sustainable economic growth, access to health services, and gender equality and social inclusion around the globe. The 5 year program is made possible by the generous $65 million contribution from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD).

For more details about Minister Paradis’ announcement and the opportunity for Canadians to get involved in international development visit: http://ow.ly/MRw21

 

Improving Lives. Empowering Communities—Cuso International is a non-profit international development organization that works to improve the lives of people living with poverty and inequality around the globe. Each year we mobilize hundreds of volunteer professionals who work with local partners to create positive lasting change. Established in 1961, Cuso International is a registered charity in Canada and the United States.  

 

Jennifer Buter, Communications Officer,
613.829.7445 ext.244
jennifer.buter@cusointernational.org