young people make peace
Non-profit organization for international children's and youth meetings
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CISV OTTAWA is hosting a village in July 2020!

A CISV village is a 4-week long, life-changing experience for all those who participate. By helping with any part of a village, you get to share in the magic! We are looking for help with setup and teardown, laundry, food runs, kitchen staff, lifeguards, homestays and more. Click on VOLUNTEER below to find out how you can take part!

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.

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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 meetings from September to June to plan upcoming events. All are welcome. If you would like to join, please contact to find out more details.

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