young people make peace
Non-profit organization for international children's and youth meetings
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CISV Ottawa plans on sending 3-4 Ottawa delegations to international programs. We won't know what programs are available until mid-November, so stay tuned! We also plan on hosting an International Youth Meeting here in Ottawa in July 2023. This will bring more than thirty 12-13 year olds from 8 different countries together for 15 days of life-changing activities. We need you to tell us what programs you are interested in - fill in our expression of interest survey. Deadline is November 8th!

Get Involved!

We always welcome new people to join the CISV Ottawa Board, for any amount of involvement, to help with specific tasks, or just to find out more about how CISV Ottawa works. Let us know if you are interested, please contact Thanks!! Here are some areas we could use help with (training & help provided by current volunteers!) - Communications - to write these handy informative emails, - Social Media - to post informative content on one or more of our Facebook, Instagram & Twitter accounts. works together with Communications & web person for a synchronized message - Web Site - do web page updates (in Wordpress), work with our webmaster to keep our web presence up to date and useful - Events - to find and book halls or other sites when we again have in-person events, like the Silly Chili chapter pot-luck, usually held in the spring. To volunteer for any of these roles, please email or our Chair, Chris Lindberg

Join us at our next event

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.