CISV educates and inspires action for a more just and peaceful world

What is CISV?

Founded over 60 years ago, CISV (formerly Children’s International Summer Villages) believes that we can help change the world by providing life-changing experiences and building friendships that last a life-time. We offer an exciting blend of national and international programmes and amazing volunteer opportunities for the young and young at heart.

Every year CISV volunteers around the world organize over 200 international programmes for
over 10,000 participants.

CISV Canada is active from coast to coast! From Victoria to Halifax, CISVers are promoting CISV values in their local communities. Each year, youth and adults from these same  communities travel to international CISV programmes around the world. CISV has a dynamic national network of young people. This group, called the Junior Branch (JB), is dedicated to organizing regional and national activities for Canadian youth. Each local CISV chapter has an active group of Junior Branch members, open to anyone who wants to be involved (starting at age 10). JB organizes regular activities, community projects, workshops and mini camps. Completely youth-led, Junior Branch applies the CISV goals to the local community while participants learn and develop leadership.


In Canada, CISV is active in 11 communities across the country