WUSC is a Canadian non-profit organization working to create a better world for all young people. It is a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable world in which all young people, especially women and refugees, are empowered to secure a good quality of life for themselves, their families, and their communities.
We bring together a diverse network of students, volunteers, schools, governments, and businesses who share this vision. Together, we foster youth-centered solutions for improved education, economic, and empowerment opportunities to overcome inequality and exclusion in over 15 countries around the world.
Depending on how you want your legacy gift to make an impact, you can choose to give to one of our signature programs:
WUSC Highest Priority
When you give to WUSC, your gift is used where it is needed most to help youth around the world to learn, develop their skills and participate in their communities and local economies. We believe working with and for youth, especially young women, is the most efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective way to tackle the roots of poverty.
Student Refugee Program
We provide young refugees with life-changing opportunities to continue their education on Canadian campuses and build a better future for themselves and their families. When you give to the Student Refugee Program, you not only provide a brighter future for individual students, but a beacon of hope for future generations of young refugees.
Refugee girls face overwhelming barriers to accessing quality education. When you give to Girls’ Education, you help to increase literacy rates, improve health outcomes, and empower girls to be agents of change in their lives.
WUSC supports young people to access education, economic and empowerment opportunities. The stronger youth are, the brighter their future will be.
A Focus on Young Women
Young women confront persistent gender stereotypes, an unfair share of family obligations, discriminatory laws and practices, and pervasive gender-based violence. They have inequitable access to resources and opportunities that begins in childhood and continues into adulthood.
We invest significant resources to address the barriers that young women face, recognizing the additional marginalization they experience as well as the role of advancing gender equality in creating a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable world.
A Focus on Young Refugees
The global refugee crisis had a disproportionate effect on youth. An estimated 50% of the world’s 25.9 million refugees are under the age of 18 years old. Refugee youth are an important demographic who will one day play key roles in the rebuilding of more peaceful and prosperous countries.
We invest in education, economic opportunities, and empowerment as pathways to improve the availability and quality of durable solutions for young refugees.