International programs are open for children and youth at the age of eleven or older. Each program is reserved for a specific age group, to adequately take into account the different maturation levels of the young people. There is no age limit to the top.
In regional activities, we generally welcome children aged 10+. Some children need more time to feel secure in a new organization.
The costs for international programs vary depending on the program and include full overnight accommodation and catering, organization, leader training and preparation. You have to be a member of CISV to participate in international activities. Non-members are welcome to try out a regional activity under a one-time, free, trial membership.
CISV activities. We are approaching subjects such as human rights or sustainability playfully, promote learning processes through activity, have room for experimenting and testing, and empower with funny energizers.
CISV promotes and demands respect and openness.
Where can I go?
In the past 3 years, Ottawa has sent youth to Portugal, Costa Rica, Norway, Mexico, USA, Indonesia, Germany, Sweden, Guatemala, India, Ecuador, Iceland, Italy, Brazil Finland, Netherlands, and Romania. National camps have been held in Toronto, Sudbury and Saskatoon.