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CISV Toronto COVID-19 Update - March 24 2020

CISV Canada Cancels 2021 Summer Programmes 

CISV Canada has made the difficult decision to cancel all travelling delegations and host programmes this summer. The complete notice from CISV Canada is below.


CISV Toronto’s Board is in full support of this decision, especially given the global nature of CISV programmes, the constraints on training time and challenges ahead to ensure the safety of all programme participants, leaders, and volunteers.  


The Toronto Board will continue to meet virtually and will now focus on planning future Chapter events that we can implement when government officials have deemed it to be safe.  For example, we have already re-booked our Pub Night Social in November.  We will look for virtual, positive and unique ways to stay connected under these very unusual circumstances.  If you have any ideas, please let us know.


For families who were supposed to travel this summer, at our upcoming Board Meeting we will discuss and confirm next steps in terms of how fee will be reimbursed and options for future programmes. We ask for your patience in this regard, we will be in touch directly very soon.


Please keep this information within our chapter for now, to respect the official lines of communication as other chapters share with their membership. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns chair@cisvtoronto.org 


We look forward to resuming regular CISV programmes, activities and fun, but until then ... stay safe and healthy,


CISV Toronto Board

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CISV is a Peace Education organization acting to make a positive impact in the world. But what does “Peace Education” mean? Simply put, Peace Education looks at local and global issues, recognising that peace can mean much more than the absence of war. Peace Education is a way of learning about issues that are seen to be the root causes of social injustice and conflict. The purpose behind Peace Education is to develop the Attitudes, Skills and Knowledge needed in order to act for positive change; in other words, to help individuals to become Active Global Citizens.

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'Learning by doing’, or ‘Experiential Learning’ is simply a way of saying learning through direct, personal experience, rather than from reading books or listening to lectures. It is the basic educational approach of all CISV Programmes and this process is referred to as ‘Experiential Learning’. Our educational principles underpin all of our educational programmes and activities. 

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