Project profile — Comité de Solidarité/Trois-Rivières - IAYI Internships 2011-2012


Comité de Solidarité Trois-Rivières (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011144)
2011-08-03 - 2012-09-30
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Bolivia (50.00%)
• Nicaragua (50.00%)


• Basic Education: Basic life skills for youth and adults (11230) (50.25%)
• Health, General: Health policy and administrative management (12110) (17.00%)
• Industry: Cottage industries and handicrafts (32140) (32.75%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• 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 (principal objective)
• Indigenous Issues (principal objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


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.

Expected results 


Results achieved 

Results as of the end of the project (August 2012) include: Interns who participated in the pre-departure training were introduced to international development issues, as well as specific contextual issues related to their work mandate in the country of destination. In Bolivia, they completed 264 hours of presentations to children in four health centres, 48 hours conducting workshops about violence towards women and child abuse, and 65 hours of public presentations during five community festivities. In Nicaragua, they completed 240 hours manning a tourist information kiosk to promote the activities of the Puerta del Sol Cooperative; designed, printed, and distributed a promotional brochure for the cooperative; and gave French courses (36 hours) for the cooperative’s tour guides and English courses (20 hours) for stakeholders of the Los Ramos community. On the employability front, interns developed their capacities to live and work in teams with proven efficient communication skills, while working in an intercultural environment. At the end of their internship, interns were able to enter the labour market and one intern will be returning to full-time studies. In terms of public outreach, interns communicated part of their experience abroad with their community (parents, friends, young Aboriginals) through updates to their personal Facebook page.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $4,500
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
03-12-2012 Disbursement -$8,638
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Donor country personnel
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