Children's International Summer Village (CISV) is a volunteer organization with representation in over 45 countries worldwide. The organization was formed in 1951 by Dr. Doris Allen, a psychologist at the University of Cincinnati. Her premise was that teaching children to live together as friends could create true and lasting global peace.
CISV has grown exponentially since 1951 and in the last year alone there were 197 international programmes with 7,999 participants.
These opportunities foster a respect for cultural differences, help identify common values and develop self awareness. CISV empowers each participant to incorporate these values into their lives as they become global citizens.
Learn more about CISV at the CISV International and CISV Canada websites.
2013-14 CISV membership forms
A current (2013-14) membership is required for participation in CISV Victoria activities. You'll find a membership form in the "Joining CISV" section of this site. Also, for CRC (Criminal Record Check) forms, contact riskmanager@
CISVvictoria.ca (Christine Wilson).
Step-Up Victoria 2014: CISV Victoria is hosting 15 year olds and their leaders from 9 countries this summer: July 5-27. We need Staff, a Homestay Coordinator, Cooks and Kitchen Helpers, Food and Financial donations. Contact Programmes@CISVvictoria.ca
CISV Canada - Online Video Promo Contest! 2-4 minutes could make you famous! Deadline: May 24, 2014. Go to www.ca.cisv.org for contest guidelines, application form, and uploading instructions. Prizes to be won!
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The most recent email newsletter was sent to CISV Victoria's membership on March 8, 2014. Please let us know if we missed you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org