20 YEARS OF GLOBAL YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
YCI’s programs are designed to meet the needs of youth affected by poverty through three integrat- ed sectors: Youth Leadership, Youth Health and Youth Livelihoods. In the last 20 years, YCI has:
• Provided more than 3000 volunteers with the opportunity to develop leadership skills and effect positive change in their local and global communities.
• Worked in 15 countries alongside dozens of local partner organizations.
• Reached tens of thousands of beneficiary youth through leadership, livelihoods and health programs.
• Engaged hundreds of young people across Canada on team-based action projects that encourage global citizenship.
OUR PROMISE TO YOU
YCI keeps our administration costs low so that 88 cents of every dollar you donate goes directly to projects and programs. To ensure that your donations are used to support the development programs that YCI participates in, we promise to stretch every dollar as far as it can go.
YCI follows the Ethical Fundraising and Financial Accountability Code of the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy. Our audited financial statements and our annual report are available for download on our website.
All Canadian donations to YCI are eligible for a charitable tax receipt.
WHY YOUR BUSINESS SHOULD GET INVOLVED
As a sponsor, your business can play an essential role in supporting young people’s development worldwide. Your sponsorship will not only make a significant contribution to YCI’s global pro- grams—it will also support a young person in their
personal and professional skill development. BUILD A PARTNERSHIP
Work collaboratively with YCI to establish schol- arship criteria and ensure a mutually beneficial relationship. Sponsors may choose to support an exceptional young person from their community, provide a professional development opportunity to an employee, or to support a group of volunteers.
ENGAGE YOUR STAKEHOLDERS
Strengthen loyalty and trust amongst customers, staff and members of your community by demon- strating commitment to global issues and youth initiatives. Motivate your team and encourage teamwork by engaging your employees in local and international social issues. Build brand aware- ness, enhance your corporate image and retain customers and employees.
Gen-Y employees prefer to work for companies that support non-profits
Higher productivity from engaged employees
Companies report active corporate citizenship benefits their bottom-line
I can confidently say that my project equipped me with skills that I used on a daily basis in a profes- sional work environment, including project man- agement and financial management skills.
—Alison McQueen Kenya 2007 & Ghana 2010 Alumna
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