Working in partnership is central to WUSC’s approach. Together with our strategic partners, Canadian university and college members, funding partners and implementing community organisations, we aim to provide more people with the knowledge and skills to create durable solutions in their community.
Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI)
The International Centre for Studies and Cooperation (CECI) is a Canadian non-governmental organization involved in development, international cooperation and humanitarian assistance that, for more than 50 years, has been fighting poverty and exclusion among the most marginalized communities in Africa, Asia and the Americas.
WUSC has been partnering with CECI since 2004 in the delivery of the Uniterra program – a major Canadian international volunteer cooperation program that helps reduce poverty and inequalities in 12 countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia. We are jointly supporting organizations in developing countries that work to improve living conditions in their communities.
Farm Radio International
Farm Radio International (FRI) is a Canadian-based, not-for-profit organization working in direct partnership with approximately 375 radio broadcasters in 39 African countries to fight poverty and food insecurity. FRI programs support broadcasters in meeting the needs of local small-scale farmers and their families in rural communities, and help broadcasters build the skills to develop content that responds to local needs.
FRI and WUSC have entered into a program delivery agreement in 2004 to enable FRI to continue its mission to support African broadcasters to strengthen small-scale farming and rural communities. This alliance is also facilitating the inclusion of radio as a development tool in WUSC's projects in sub-Saharan Africa.
The MATCH International Women's Fund
The MATCH International Women's Fund is a Canadian women's international organization, which supports projects that dismantle barriers, challenge perceptions and change the world for women. The MATCH Fund helps women hold the ground they’ve gained while they look for ways to break new ground in their quest for women's rights.
In 2011, WUSC and The MATCH Fund partnered to collaborate in the area of gender equality and women’s rights – an area of great importance to WUSC’s programming.
University and College Partners
For decades, WUSC has linked Canadian post-secondary institutions to our work overseas. Dozens of post-secondary institutions across the country - including universities, colleges and CEGEPs - are current members of WUSC.
Each of these institutions shares our goal of changing the world through education. As WUSC members, universities and colleges provide their students, staff and faculty opportunities to engage in international development through WUSC’s wide range of programs and initiatives both in Canada and overseas.
Funding partners play a vital role in contributing financial support to enhance our ability to implement relevant and durable programs and initiatives through education and training.
WUSC’s work is made possible by generous support from:
- Government of Canada;
- the Government of Norway;
- the United States Agency for International Development, the United States Department of State;
- the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation;
- the Government of Botswana, the Trillium Foundation, the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities;
- and the financial and in-kind contributions of thousands of Canadians
WUSC works directly with local organisations to deliver programs and initiatives in the communities where we work. Alongside hundreds of national, regional and local networks and organisations, we strategize, plan and implement programs and initiatives best suited to create durable solutions for their community.