Canadian Institute of Planners – IAYI Internships 2011-2012

Reporting Organization:Canadian Institute of Planners
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 138,745
Timeframe: August 19, 2011 - August 31, 2012
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Canadian Institute of Planners

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Guyana - $ 138,745.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Financing for Development (50 %)

Economic Development & Empowerment (40 %)

Food Security & Agriculture (10 %)

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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.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men
Descriptors: Indigenous peoples
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Community engagement conducted in Guyana
after-school programs for children created
computer user manuals developed
10 Outreached conducted in Canada
10 internships
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results


Achieved Results

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.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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