Canadian Crossroads International (CCI)

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Description Overseas volunteer placements in eight countries - Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Senegal, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo. North-South placements support long-term partnerships focused on advancing equality for women and girls and poverty eradication. Criteria for selection are defined on a placement by placement basis, to meet the expressed needs of the partner organizations we work with in the global South. Placements are varied in their focus, from developing information technology, resource mobilization and communications capabilities to supporting the economic growth and autonomy to piloting of new program approaches and more. Volunteers come from all walks of life and all age groups but must be 19 years of age or older.  
Crossroads International is a leader in international cooperation and has been fighting inequality for almost 60 years. We do this by bringing people together for a common cause, to create lasting solutions to overcome poverty and advance women’s rights. Crossroads works in some of the world’s poorest nations in Southern Africa, West Africa and South America. We work with local partner organizations to create decent jobs and to empower women to become leaders and live free from violence. Every year, we engage experienced volunteers and staff North and South who apply their expertise locally to address global issues. We invest in local partners who are best positioned to meet the needs of their communities. With local partners, we develop co-operatives and collective enterprises that generate income and advance the autonomy of youth, women and the rural poor. We pilot innovative approaches to reducing violence against women and girls and advancing women’s rights. Together we are leveraging knowledge, expertise and dollars to create a more just and equitable world.
Dates Year round
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Accessibility Partially Accessible - Building is accessible, washroom accessibility not verified
Languages English ; French ; Spanish - Bolivia
Fees Fundraising is required
Areas Served Canada
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49 Bathurst St, Ste 201
Toronto, ON M5V 2P2
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Toll Free Phone 1-877-967-1611
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Office Phone 416-967-1611
Primary Contact Genevieve François-Kermode, Program Assistant; Email:
Primary Executive Carine Guidicelli, Executive Director
Volunteer Coordinator Simidele Orimolade; Email:
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Subjects Exchange programs ; Human rights ; Overseas employment ; Volunteer opportunities


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