Project profile — Canadian Institute of Planners - IAYI Internships 2011-2012

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Canadian Institute of Planners - IAYI Internships 2011-2012 - Overview
Canadian Institute of Planners (CA-CRA_ACR-3123025454)
2011-08-19 - 2012-08-31
Country / region • Guyana (100.00%)
Sector • Other Multisector
Multisector aid (43010) (50.00%)
• Other Multisector
Rural development (43040) (40.00%)
• Developmental Food Aid/Food Security Assistance
Food aid/food security programs (52010) (10.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (principal objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


This project is part of CIDA's International Aboriginal Youth Internships (IAYI) initiative. The internships focus on increasing the awareness, engagement, and participation of Aboriginal youth in international development, while providing them with opportunities to expand their employment skills. CIDA provides up to $15,000 per internship to Canadian organizations that manage the internships and recruit interns. The IAYI initiative is part of CIDA’s Global Citizens Program that seeks to raise awareness, increase knowledge and provide opportunities for youth to participate in international development.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of the end of the project (August 2012) include: The Canadian Institute of Planners successfully recruited ten interns from First Nations across the country. The interns were active in their respective developing communities, accomplishing a variety of activities that went beyond their internship descriptions. Interns were involved in creating after-school programs for children and developing computer user manuals. All internship activities were developed with the purpose of exposing interns to international development work. All interns reported gaining knowledge in the area of community planning in an international development context as a result of the internship. Interns were also heavily involved in community engagement abroad, especially with school-age children. In addition to community engagement activities in Guyana, interns submitted communications plans for public engagement in Canada. All interns completed at least one outreach activity during their overseas placement and in Canada. The interns expressed that the experience has improved their overall employability and provided them with a greater self-awareness that will serve them in future endeavours.



Original budget $7,500
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
10-01-2013 Disbursement -$1,348
17-01-2013 Disbursement -$2,407
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