About Us

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Our story

Founded more than 60 years ago, WUSC is a registered Canadian charity with headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario and regional offices in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

WUSC is unique among development organizations in our ability to link Canada’s colleges and universities with our overseas activities. We are present on campuses across the country, connecting post-secondary students, faculty and leaders through:


  • ┬áMore than 70 WUSC Local Committees!
  • Student Refugee Program (SRP): Combining resettlement with higher education to support students fleeing war or persecution in developing countries.
  • Uniterra: Mobilizing students to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals through education, advocacy and volunteering.
  • Managing scholarships for students from developing countries enrolled at Canadian universities and colleges.