young people make peace
Non-profit organization for international children's and youth meetings
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Unfortunately CISV Ottawa has again had to take the difficult decision to cancel sending delegations to all camp-based programs for 2022. The international situation with vaccine rollout, and managing COVID outbreaks is still very uneven, and international travel restrictions, vaccine requirements, visa requirements and testing requirements are shifting too frequently for us to be able to commit to camp-based programs where delegations arrive from many countries. This means we will not be offering villages, youth meetings, or Step-up camp programs. For the same reason, we will be deferring CISV Ottawa hosting a Step-Up camp from 2022 to 2023. Some Seminar Camps (which have individual participants) may still go ahead and we are excited to say that we are planning an Interchange with Austria for age 14-15 this coming summer, 2022 (info below). We will also be planning some local events, including a long-awaited Spring 2022 mini-camp, so stay tuned!

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Regular CISV Ottawa board meetings are held monthly at the Board House (581 Highland Avenue). Board meetings are generally held on the first Tuesday evening of each month from 7-9pm. Email to confirm timing and location. The CISV JB Exec holds bi-weekly executive zoom meetings throughout the year to plan upcoming events. All 11+ are welcome. If you would like to join us to make new friends while developing leadership and communication skills, and being awesome, please contact or instagram @cisvottawajb to find out more details.

CISV educates and inspires action for a more just and peaceful world

CISV builds and inspires people to actively work for a more just and peaceful world.

CISV wants
a more peaceful future for all people. This is based on respect and intercultural understanding, on awareness for global relations and on borderless friendship.
CISV does
host local and international programs for children and youth aged 11 up. These programs encourage openness and respect towards all people, promote tolerance and understanding of different cultures and attitudes, initiate friendship despite of nationality or beliefs and educate to non-violent conflict solutions.
a global organization dedicated to educating and inspiring for peace through building inter-cultural friendship, cooperation and understanding. Founded in 1950, today we are a federation of 69 Member Associations with over 200 Chapters or local groups. In over 60 years we have given countless children and young people the experience of their lives and the opportunity to build lasting friendships through our international educational programs.