The International Rwanda Youth for Development (IRYD) Canada COVID-19 LOCAL FOOD SUPPORT PROGRAM is a community complimentary support distributing free food baskets to asylum seekers, newcomers and vulnerable women, seniors and youth in Montreal and Gatineau during the COVID-19 pandemic.
What the program provides
Our project will hand out free food baskets of up to $350 per household depending on family size.
How to benefit from the program
Sign up below by entering all the information requested via the link below:
(This program is made possible through a partnership between IRYD Canada and the Chagnon Foundation).
~ IKINYARWANDA ~
Icyo uyu mushinga ugamije
IRYD Canada “COVID-19 LOCAL FOOD SUPPORT PROGRAM” ni umushinga w’ubufatanye utanga ibiseke by’ibiribwa ku buntu ku abasaba ubuhungiro cyangwa bashya muri Canada, abagore batishoboye, abasaza n’urubyiruko i Montreal na Gatineau mu gihe cyorezo cya COVID-19.
Umushinga wacu uzatanga ibitebo by’ibiribwa bigera ku $350 kuri buri rugo bitewe n’ubunini bw’umuryango cyangwa abo mubana.
IRYD Co-President Jaures Habineza Launches 100% Innovative Made in Rwanda Online e-Commerce Website
Kigali, Rwanda and Montreal, Canada | Last Updated: June 13, 2017 11:44 AM EDT
Jaures Habineza, IRYD Co-President and CEO of Made in Rwanda Online announced the official launch of an international e-commerce platform to sell Rwandan-made products and services. The website found at www.madeinrwanda.online is also 100% made in Rwanda by a dynamic group of young Rwandan programmers. The new website is expected ”to serve as an online Rwandan and international marketplace” that will connect sellers, manufactures and consumers in Rwanda and around the globe.
”Beyond promoting and selling made in Rwanda products, the web platform is a hub for innovation, creation and employment for Rwandan youth,” Moses Gashirabake, Co-President of IRYD said following the launch. ”We shall do everything to support Jaures’ initiatives as they are in line with the many reasons he and I co-founded IRYD; to stimulate the creation of innovative small and medium-sized enterprises among Rwandan youth at home and abroad,” Moses added.
Made in Rwanda Online is a fully interactive space and gives better access to many categories of products and promotions. Jaures stated that ”current and prospective clients will find useful information about Rwandan-made products and services and recent products on the homepage.” Among many features, ”the site contains integrated social media buttons for Facebook, Twitter, and Google plus to foster improved communication with our clients” Jaures added. Made in Rwanda Online will constantly update content with more products helpful information, articles, blogs, newsletters, company announcements and client successes in the testimonials section and the Made in Rwanda Online Magazine.
For questions, suggestions, feedback or comments, you may reach out to Made in Rwanda Online via email@example.com and their dedicated team will respond to you.
We at IRYD congratulate our Co-President Jaures and wish him nothing but good fortune.
IRYD Represented at the 2017 Canada-Africa Chamber of Business Africa Day Networking Reception in Ottawa
Ottawa, Canada | Last Updated: May 24, 2017 6:51 AM EDT
The International Rwanda Youth for Development (IRYD) was represented at the 2017 Africa Day Netorking Reception in Ottawa on Tuesday 23 May 2017. The reception was hosted by the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business in partnership with the international business law firm of Gowling WLG in Ottawa. Representing IRYD were co-presidents Moses Gashirabake and Jaures Habineza. The aim of the reception was to celebrate the Annual Africa Day as well as connect Canadian and African businesses in various sectors of the economy.
The cocktail reception event was scheduled to start at 5:30 pm and end at 7:30 pm but participants stayed past 8pm. Speakers included representatives of the Canadian government and international business leaders. Speakers who took the podium included Ambassadors of various African countries, Hon. Greg Fergus, Member of Parliament for Hull—Aylmer (Quebec) and Executive Director of the Canada-Africa Parliamentary Association. Bruce Shapiro, President of the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business also welcomed new members of the Chamber and promised to continue working to bring innovative events to members and friends of the Chamber.
Other partners and sponsors of the event included Ethiopian Airlines, Ausenco, BmDodo Strategic Design, Cidel, DaMina Advisors, Export Development Canada, Goodman’s LLP, Gowling WLG, HATCH, Mine Africa, The Republic of Namibia, PDAC, Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, South African Airways, SGS, Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture and many others. Business leaders and business lawyers from Canada and African countries such as Rwanda were also represented.
About the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business
The Canada-Africa Chamber of business is is not-for-profit, apolitical organisation funded entirely by its membership and activities. Chamber members and guest speakers represent a who’s who of Canadian companies invested in, or doing business with Africa. The Chamber’s objectives aligns with those of IRYD in that it exisits to accelerate trade, business and investment between Canada and Africa through “world-class networking and information sharing opportunities.” The chamber was founded in 1994 following South Africa’s first democratic elections.
The Chamber originally focussed on South Africa but has increased it’s activities to broader geographic interests of its members across the African continent. The Chamber has expanded its geographic focus in 2008 to Southern Africa, and now in 2016 to encompass the rest of Africa.
IRYD’s co-President Moses Gashirabake wins REPAF’s 2017 award for exemplary civic engagement
Montreal, Canada | Last Updated: May 15, 2017 10:08 AM EDT
On Saturday 13 May 2017, Moses Gashirabake, co-President and co-Founder of the International Rwanda Youth for Development (IRYD) was named recipient of the 2017 award for his exemplary civic engagement (Citoyen politiquement engagé) by the Réseau des entrepreneurs et professionels africains (REPAF) in Québec, Canada. The award recognized Moses’ successful involvement as a youth organizer for Team Trudeau in the 2015 Canadian federal elections, his past work as president of the Black Law Students’ Association of Canada (BLSAC) and for having represented Canada at the 2014 youth G20 Summit in Australia.
The award was presented by Madame Mary Deros, Deputy Mayor and Member of the Executive Council of Montreal in charge of economic development at REPAF’s annual excellence, vision and inspiration gala. Receiving the award, Moses thanked his family, his Rwandan and Canadian communities as well as his many mentors who continue to encourage him. At the colourful event, Moses was joined by his fellow IRYD executives Jaurès Habineza and Doriane Kundwa alongside members of the Rwandan Professionals Forum in Canada who came to support him. Also present at the gala were official representatives from Concordia University as well as the international business law firm of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP.
Speaking to the media after winning the award, Moses stressed that the award was a win for youth within the Rwandan community in Canada. He stressed that “civic engagement is about serving others and giving a voice to those who are disenfranchised.” He also stressed the importance of youth to be involved in shaping decisions that affect them here in Canada and abroad and that civic leadership is not restricted to presenting oneself for elective office. Civic engagement also involves organizing for those whose values reflect the change you wish to see in the world.
IRYD congratulates Moses for this achievement and encourages him to continue working for the betterment of community. We also thank REPAF for its hard work in organizing a very successful gala that brought in leaders from all levels of government and business in Canada.