Each year, our Global Teams program gives young adults across Canada the opportunity to experience life in various countries around the world.
Global Teams was developed to expose youth to social injustices, facilitate the development of cross-cultural relationships, embed youth in the heart of other cultures and push them outside of their comfort zones.
We recognize that learning outside ones comfort zone creates a state of vulnerability which helps one truly understand life without the privileges and luxuries of home while developing a great sense of compassion for the poor. Each team in the program travels to a Global partner where they build relationships, gain new understandings, share stories, and participate in long-term community development initiatives with grass-root organizations.
Global Teams is one element of our mission to provide education and to inspire action. We work for youth to gain a better understanding of their world and to empower them to continue their journey at home and abroad. We encourage participants to share their experience with others, sustain cross-cultural relationships built and stay connected to the Global community. In this way, we are able to foster long-term relationships and catalyze new projects.