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September 1, 2017

A Taste of Benin: Two Recipes

In January 2016, I travelled to Porto-Novo, Benin for my first CESO assignment with…

August 15, 2017

Attack in Burkina Faso

We are deeply saddened to hear the news of the attack in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on August 13, 2017. We extend our deep condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the victims of the shooting, including Canadian volunteer, Bilel Diffalah, during this difficult time.

July 21, 2017

Happy 150th Canada

The Canadian Embassy in Mongolia put together this video for Canada’s 150th celebrations. MERIT is featured…

July 19, 2017

Women of CESO: 50 Years

When CESO was founded in 1967, less than 30% of women were an active part of…

July 6, 2017

The Critical Role of Micro Enterprise in the Canadian and Global Economy

With the recent release of the government’s international assistance policy and increasing dialogue in the…

June 30, 2017

Kazakhstan, a country worth discovering

My assignment in Kazakhstan was an extraordinary experience professionally but also on a cultural and human…

June 15, 2017

My Journey towards the Yukon River Race

On June 21st, Canada will celebrate National Aboriginal Day – a day…

June 1, 2017

Stories from the Philippines

Volunteer Advisor Jim Ross has been doing CESO assignments in aquaculture, watershed management and…

May 25, 2017

Building Potential at a Kazakh Bakery

My last assignment in Kazakhstan was at a local bakery in a small town about two…

May 18, 2017

My first CESO Assignment

In March 2017, I completed my first CESO assignment with Tanga Fresh Ltd., a milk-processing company…

May 11, 2017

Improving Egg Production at Aviara de Honduras

Aviara de Honduras is a small egg production company based out of San Pedro Sula in…

May 5, 2017

Wendy Harris testifies to Standing Committee

At the beginning of April, Wendy Harris (CEO and President) delivered a testimony to the Standing…

May 1, 2017

A new partnership with GCI Group Canada

GCI Group Partners with CESO  TORONTO, May 1, 2017 – International economic development…

April 20, 2017

International Assistance in the 2017 Federal Budget

While waiting for the federal government's new international assistance policy, we can see some clues in the recent federal budget.

April 6, 2017

Adventures in Addis

In May and June of 2016, I was assigned to support a new educational program at the…

March 30, 2017

Expanding Opportunities in Guatemala

CESO VA Daniel Rehak describes how a four-week assignment in Guatemala set him and his wife,…

March 9, 2017

Couple Race to Raise Funds for CESO National Program

Together with my wife Maureen Hatherly, I have entered the Yukon River Quest – a canoe…

March 8, 2017

International Women’s Day 2017

Here is a short message from Wendy Harris (CEO and President) to recognize the contribution of women in creating stronger economies and better lives: 1-800-268-9052
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