2 Who We AreWe are a global community of dedicated volunteers creating opportunities for all ages to experience the excitement and enrichment of cultural diversity through our educational programs.We are founded on our belief that peace is possible through friendship - and that the real difference can be made by starting with children.
3 CISV Around the WorldCISV is an independent, non-political, volunteer organization promoting cross-cultural friendship through a variety of educational programs for youth and adults in nearly 70 countries around the worldOver 200 worldwideMore than 7,000 people participate in over 250 international activities each yearFirst program ran in 195110 chapters in Canada from coast to coast
4 National Associations ArgentinaAustraliaAustriaBelgiumBrazilBulgariaCanadaChileColombiaCosta RicaCzech RepublicDenmarkEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorFaroe IslesFinlandFranceGermanyGreat BritainGreeceGuatemalaHondurasHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIsraelItalyJapanJordanKoreaLatviaLebanonLuxembourgMexicoNetherlandsNew ZealandNorwayPhilippinesPortugalSlovakiaSpainSwedenSwitzerlandThailandTurkeyUruguayUSA
6 CISV London Board 2014Chair: Cathy CuylleVice–Chair: VACANTPast-Chair: Marsha HaggartySecretary: Bobbi-Lyn SmithRisk Manager: Catherine StrathopolousTreasurer: Bill and Lynda McCauleyJB rep: Elliott Gordon/Theo GeisenJB Liaison: Chad Downes2-4 Members at Large
7 CISV London Coordinators Membership: Holly SmithFundraising: TBDWebsite: Bill McCauleyPrograms:Village, Step-Up, JC, IPP: Maria CallejaPeace Bus: Tammy LattaSeminar Camp: Marsha HaggartyLocal Hosting: Lillian DrinkwaterTravel Liaison with Robert Q: Marsha Haggarty
8 International, National & Local Programs Make friends, have unforgettable experiences and fun
9 “Peoplelearn moreeffectivelyby doingthingsthemselves.Experiencesshould bedirect, notsecond-hand.”Dr. Doris T. Allen,UNESCO proposalCISV ProgramsPrograms are interactive, action- oriented, sensitive to cultural variation, multilingual and FUN!!CISV participants learn through experiential education- the opportunity to learn from direct experience.Participant and facilitators share responsibility for learning.The focus is on cooperation rather than competition.
10 Your child will learn skills which will enhance her/his ability to achieve later in life. interpersonal skillsleadership skillscommunication skillsteamwork abilitiesself-confidenceunderstanding of his/her own and different culturesfavourable attitudes towards differences
11 International Programs Village (11 year olds)Interchange (12-15 year olds)Step-Up (14-15 year olds)Seminar Camp (17-18 year olds)Youth Meetings ( year olds)International People’s Project (19+ years)Canadian ProgramsPeace Bus (14 – 18 year olds)National Camp (11-19 year olds)
12 Village – Foundation for Global Friendship Duration 28 DaysSize of group Delegations from countries. Each delegation comprises 2 boys and 2 girls with an adult leader (age 21+). The camp is coordinated by an adult staff supported by Junior Counselors (age 16-17).The Village is a unique four week international camp that was the original CISV program and is still its flagship. Delegates to this multilingual and multicultural experience participate in a mix of educational, cultural and sporting activities, which emphasize cooperative global and intercultural living.
13 Interchange – Building intercultural competence Age 12-15Duration 14-28 days per phase (phases can be consecutive or take place up to a year apart)Size of group Delegations come from 2 countries and comprise 6-12 youth accompanied by an adult leader (age 21+)While based on the same educational principles as CISV’s camp based programs, Interchange encourages a deeper encounter between two cultures by placing young people within families. Group activities such as a mini-camp are vital in complementing the intense in-depth family experience.Interchange takes place in two phases with one delegation visiting another country and then reciprocating by hosting the delegation from the country they visited. Not only is this a profound intercultural experience for the youth participant, but it also engages the whole family, and potentially the community in which they live, in the CISV experience.
14 Step Up – Building Leadership Skills Age 13 – 15Duration 23 DaysSize of group Delegations come from 6 or 9 countries and are comprised of 4-6 youths, equally divided between girls and boys, who are accompanied by an adult Leader (age 21+). The camp is coordinated by an adult staff.Aimed at young teens, Step Up encourages participants to take responsibility for leadership and program planning. Each camp focuses on a specific educational theme. Participants work together to plan activities and discussions which build on the chosen theme.
15 International Youth Meeting – Building Skills and Regional Capacity AgeDuration 8 or 15 DaysSize of group Approximately participants plus staff. People under 16 travel in delegations with an adult leader (age 21+)The short regional camps feature individual themes that allow young people to explore intercultural issues in a regional context. The program reinforces core CISV values, builds leadership and organizational skills, while promoting continued CISV involvement.
16 Seminar Camp - A dialogue for global friendship Age 17 – 18Duration 21 DaysSize of group 30 participants plus international adult staffSelection completed by CISV CanadaThis personally challenging, intensive program is facilitated by participants. Participants develop their own themes and agenda to explore issues and form opinions about individual, international, and multicultural matters, within a framework which stresses positive conflict resolution. Seminar Camp fosters interest in the world as a whole and develops a sense of responsibility for its peaceful survival
17 International People’s Project - Go out, find out, help out Age 19+Duration 21 DaysSize of group Approximately 25 participants including staffThis innovative program is a way to learn while actively contributing to the community. In partnership with local organizations, delegates participate in hands-on work involving a specific theme or project, such as nature conservation or immigration. They also research the issue in their own countries and lead educational activities on the subject. Additional training may be provided by the partner or other experts in the field.
18 National Camp - Connecting Canadian Youth and Building Leadership Age 11 and upDuration 6-7 DaysSize of group Approximately participants plus staff.Each summer, during the month of August, one of CISV Canada's twelve chapters host the Junior Branch National Camp. National Camp is a six-day programme that is open to youth of all ages. Participants are encouraged to take an active leadership role within the camp. Following some experiential training in planning, facilitation an evaluation, all participants have the opportunitiy to plan and execute educational activities with small planning groups. National Camp is a dynamic, fun, learning experience for younger youth, older youth and adults alike
19 Peace Bus - Connecting Canadian Youth and Building Leadership Age: (Eastbound: 14-16/Westbound ) Duration approx 6 weeks Size of Group 13 youth, 2 leaders
20 LeadersAge 21+Duration Depends on programSize of group Depends on programStaff-Leader Application Form on-line at
22 Mosaic - Building partnerships with local communities Age All agesDuration Up to one yearSize of group No limits
23 Junior Branch (JB) - Youth building social capital The very heart and soul of CISV, Junior Branch (JB) comprises young local CISVers between the ages of 11-25, who develop intercultural and leadership skills through educational and social activities.Juniors manage their own activities and take an active role in the administrative responsibilities of their chapters. Operating through a network at the national and international level, Juniors organize their own programs on a wide variety of themes, such as social justice and the environment. Junior Branch activities are aimed at building community, developing skills and promoting peace through education.
24 Mini-CampsCISV London holds two super fun mini-camps each year, organized & run by the JB.Fall - October – usually weekend after Thanksgiving holidaySpring – May – usually weekend after Victoria Day holiday
26 “Exchanges use education and experience to build ties” Alliance for International Education And Cultural ExchangeAge GuidelinesParticipants must be the proper age in the general program period, specifically:Some day between Jun 1 & Aug 31 for programs hosted during that period;Some day between Nov 1 & Jan 31 for programs hosted during that period;Some day between Mar 1 & May 31 for programs hosted during that periodJCs must be 16 or 17 by the day of departure for the program.
27 Our Participants Are Our Priority “As the temporary guardian of other people’s children, CISV is acutely aware of its obligations”Tommy Watson, a former CISV Great Britain secretaryOur Participants Are Our PriorityAll children (under 16) travel with an adult leader over 21Staff and Leaderslocally selected and trained to international standardscarefully screenedHosting families are carefully screened by CISV membersCISV relies on the knowledge of local family volunteers for the health, safety and security of their guests
28 2014 Invitations – dates are subject to change Village (age 11)Tampere, Finland June 29 - July 26Tromso, Norway June 27 - July 24Step Up Camp (age 15)Nykobing, Denmark July 3 - July 25Quito, Ecuador July 25 - August 16Peace BusVictoria to Halifax (age 14-16) June 22 – July 31Halifax to Victoria (age ) July 17-August 26Junior Counsellor (age 16-17)Manchester, Great Britain (female) July 26 - August 22Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (male) July 4 - July 31IPP (Age 19+)Schleiden, Germany July 19- Aug 9
29 Terms of Participation Must be a CISV London member - $80/year/familyJoin online atCISV is a volunteer-run organization and depends onits members to help run the chapter and to raise funds to host international programs in London.
30 Terms of Participation Volunteering is also a parental requirement for each family that is sending a child travelling. It is expected that each family will take on a minimum of 3 volunteer commitments.Board memberCoordinator/CommitteesEvents and FundraisingMini Camp volunteersHalloweenCookie-a-thonGoodbye PicnicHelp wherever the need is greatestIf unable to volunteer - $250If you would like to serve on the CISV London Board, please rank your top three choices. The board is renewed each Fall at our Annual General Meeting, and you would serve from November 2014 to November 2015
31 Program FeeCISV London wants to ensure it can remain fiscally strong while offering international travel programs for local members as well as fulfilling its requirement to regularly host international programs in London.The number of international travel programs the chapter is offered is directly related to the number of international programs we offer it hosts.
32 Program Fee Each delegate must pay CISV Fees; Chapter fee (towards cost of hosting programs);Airfare & related costs (visa, travel insurance, local transportation); andShare of leader’s training, airfare & related travel costs (if travelling with a leader)
33 TravelGoal is to ensures safe and reliable travel arrangements for all participants.Delegation TravelAll delegation travel and insurance is arranged by the chapter’s travel coordinatorMust be booked on the same ticket so part of the group does not get bumpedMust use the same insurance packageMay not use travel points
34 Travel Individual Travellers May arrange travel and insurance on own or using the chapter’s travel coordinatorMay use travel pointsMust notify the Travel Coordinator of their travel plans and insurance coverage
35 2014 Costs (approximate- subject to board approval) Village $3500Step Up $2500 to $3000Costs include:CISV international feesLeader training feesFlight + ¼ leader flight + insuranceLocal participant fee
36 2014 Costs (approximate subject to board approval) Junior Counsellor $770Cost includesCISV international feestraining feesLocal participant feeFlight – book and pay ownIPP $345Peace Bus $1620CISV Canada fees
37 Next Steps Join CISV London on-line at www.cisvlondon.ca Complete and submit your application form. Available on-line atSubmit applications by January 31 to:Village, Step Up, JC and IPP to Maria Calleja atPeace Bus to Tammy Latta at
38 Next Steps Attend Selection Day Date: Saturday January 25 Time: 1-3pm Location: Art on Limb Studio (944 Western Counties Road – behind Parkwood Hospital)
39 Imagine… Volunteers from 65 countries working toward a common goal “…You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you will join us, And the world will live as one.”John Lennon, ImagineImagine…Volunteers from 65 countries working toward a common goalChildren from all over the world learning to break stereotypes and skills to build bridges for the futureA world-wide network of volunteers running innovative social action programmes to improve local communitiesYourself contributing towards world peaceQuote from CISV Longitudinal Reseach Findings. Follow up study. Watson (2003).
40 Join in . . . and make a difference! Find out more about CISV LondonQUESTIONS ? Contact Cathy Cuylle at