|Organisation :||Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre|
|Type :||Organisme non gouvernemental|
|Mandat :||The Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre (URDC) is an endowed center within Grant MacEwan College, which also houses a Chair conducting applied research. It initiates projects that benefit communities in Canada and Ukraine by encouraging change and growth in an institutional and organizational capacity. URDC fosters innovation, leadership and educaiton within the national and international communities in: the arts, academia, community development, digital communication, business, language acquisition and special education. Finally, URDC serves as an intermediary by forging connections between the academic, professional and business mainstream and volunteers from the Ukrainian Canadian community.|
|Adresse :||Rm. 215, 10050 MacDonald Dr. - Grant MacEwan College
FAX: (780) 497-4377
|Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.|
|Personne ressource :||Bohdan Horich|
|Secteur :||Infrastructure et services sociaux divers|
|Description du stage :||
In Ukraine today there exists a significant lack of business involvement
in community and charity work. Such a lack has stunted the growth of civil
society in many areas. For instance, civil society and NGO's lack much of the
professionalism, organizational capabilities, influence, and funding that are
the hallmark of successful and involved business communities.
For a few years now the Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre has been striving to improve the level of inclusion for children with special needs within the regular school system in Ukraine. These efforts at educational inclusion have been an ongoing process with partners in Ukraine. As part of this effort, a wider spectrum of society must see the value of including persons with special needs within everyday activities.
To this end the business community must become involved, for inclusion cannot work solely at the educational level. Inclusion must spread into wider society, particularly in the field of employment. The internship project will thus strive to involve the business community in advocating the interests of those with special needs.
The goal of the internship is to set up a process with the aim of involving those interested in helping with inclusive education and advocacy. Participants will include NGO's, special educators and the business community. In such a way a process of learning and sharing of needs can gradually take place. The principle aim will not be to merely find extra funding for people with special needs. The aim will be to provide people with disabilities with a stronger voice and support from those with influence.
Civil society works best when there is significant involvement from a wide array of people. Thus, by tying the business community into the process of inclusion, the project expects that a wider spectre of society will ensure that more people are included and accepted.
The intern will be expected to learn the structure of business involvement in inclusion and inclusive education in Canada and Ukraine. Specifically, they are to learn how NGO's, educational institutions, and labour related activities take place in developing an inclusive environment.
The intern's primary focus will be to develop links between the business community and people with special needs. They will seek out all parties currently involved in the process such as NGO's, educational institutions, work-providers and legislators. They will then help create a process which will include various stake-holders, and involve the business community.
This new process will help adapt inclusion into everyday life. The interns will also work with partners in Ukraine to provide a voice for those who do not have their own voice.
The intern will present the business community with options and reasons why they should become involved, gradually building up the numbers of those who care and are willing to dedicate some of their time in the aid of others.
The intern will organize presentations and meetings where the representative communities are given the opportunity to interact and present their abilities and working possibilities.
|Organisation d'accueil :||Canada Ukraine Foundation|
|Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil :||The Canada Ukraine Foundation is a non-profit charitable foundation, whose objectives are to relieve poverty, advance education, and engage in other charitable works (e.g., relief to victims of natural and human-made disasters).
Its mission is to assist in the development of a self-reliant civil society in Ukraine. It endeavours to attain this goal by supporting and funding the advancement of education in Ukraine, as well as assisting and facilitating other humanitarian projects in Ukraine. CUF also coordinates, develops, organizes and delivers assistance projects generated by Canadians and directed to Ukraine.