Presentation on theme: "Exchanges Canada Presentation by Jean-Gilles Francoeur, Oct. 27, 2003."— Presentation transcript:
Exchanges Canada Presentation by Jean-Gilles Francoeur, Oct. 27, 2003
Exchanges Canada Exchanges Canada Participants from a SEVEC exchange
Exchanges Canada Youth Exchanges Canada Two-way reciprocal home-stay exchanges For youth 11- 18 Years of Age Groups of 10-30 participants twinned with youth from another province/territory Exchange lasts a minimum of 5 days Government of Canada funds transportation, special measures
Exchanges Canada Why home-stay exchanges? An opportunity to live in someone else’s world Experience first–hand the diversity and shared elements of life in different parts of Canada Strengthen connections between Canadians Opportunity to speak the other official language
Exchanges Canada Before the exchange Develop joint learning projects and plan activities Community research Participate in fundraising activities Communicate with twin. During the exchange Host twins at home; Learn about each other’s community After the exchange Evaluation Process Communication activities to reinforce experience. Cycle of the Exchange
Exchanges Canada Youth Exchanges Canada Participants 2002-2003 Exchange participants mirror the geographic distribution of young Canadians in each province and territory.
Exchanges Canada About 40% of exchanges target under- represented groups; aboriginals, rural & isolated areas, low-income, visible minorities, disabled Over 50% are Official Language exchanges Special measures are in place to accommodate the needs of all youth; No individual fees for reciprocal exchanges, only group fee Measures to Encourage Diversity