Plan stratégique IRYD 2022-2024

Pour renforcer notre gouvernance interne, en 2021, nous avons lancé un processus de planification stratégique (2022-2024), facilité par Kaizen Consultation, un cabinet conseil en gestion stratégique et en développement organisationnel. Le résultat de ce processus jette les bases stratégiques de la diversification de nos services, du renforcement de nos sources de financement et de la création d’un réseau plus fort pour les jeunes Rwando-canadiens et tous les jeunes d’origine africaine afin qu’ils aient accès à des ressources précieuses pour réussir économiquement au Canada et dans le monde.

Nous sommes reconnaissants au Groupe 3737 et au gouvernement du Canada d’avoir financé ce processus de planification stratégique par le biais de l’Initiative Appuyer les Communautés Noires du Canada (IACNC). Nous croyons que notre travail au cours des trois (3) prochaines années inspirera plus de jeunes et créera un impact économique positif pour les jeunes Rwandais et afro-descendants au Canada et dans le monde.

Téléchargez et lisez notre plan stratégique ci-dessous disponible en français et en anglais:

Third IRYD Diversity in Business Workshops Series

Third IRYD Diversity in Business Workshops Series 

July 26th, 2021 |  10:53 AM ET

On July 25th, The International Rwanda Youth for Development (IRYD) presented its third workshop on Credit, Credit Scores and Financing Business Projects. We are so thankful to be able to continue this financial education journey until Fall 2021. IRYD will continue to educate the youth aged 18-39 on financial topics to promote positive inclusion and participation in the Canadian economy.

Due to Covid-19, the event was held virtually where participants had a chance to share opinions and ask questions in the comfort of their own homes.

The workshop was presented by Julien Sirard and Ali Chattoo, the creators of «The Personal Finance Toolkit for Beginners», an educational podcast aimed at helping people navigate personal finance and investing. We thank them for their expertise and presentation about Credit, Credit Scores and Financing Business Projects. We also thank all the participants for their active participation in our third workshop. 

Report by Sheila Pelami, administrative assistant, IRYD Canada 

Second IRYD Diversity in Business Workshops Series

Second IRYD Diversity in Business Workshops Series 

July 13, 2021 |  12:46 PM ET

On July 11th, The International Rwanda Youth for Development (IRYD) presented his second workshop; Introverts/Ambiverts/Extroverts as Leaders. We are so grateful to be able to continue this financial education journey until Fall 2021. IRYD will continue to educate youth aged 18-39 on financial topics to promote positive inclusion and participation in the Canadian economy.

Due to Covid-19, the event was held virtually where participants had a chance to ask and share opinions and ask questions in the comfort of their own homes.

The workshop was presented by Prof. Karl Moore, an associate professor at McGill University. We thank Prof. Karl Moore for sharing his knowledge about the Leading and Personality Type. We also want to thank all the participants for taking part in this workshop.   

Report by Sheila Pelami, administrative assistant, IRYD Canada 

First IRYD Diversity in Business Workshops Series

First IRYD Diversity in Business Workshops Series 

June 28, 2021 | 11:18 PM ET

On June 27th 2021, The International Rwanda Youth for Development (IRYD) finally launched its Diversity in Business Workshops Series. After this first workshop, we are excited to continue this financial education journey until Fall 2021. IRYD will continue to educate youth aged 18-39 on financial topics to promote positive inclusion and participation in the Canadian economy.

Due to Covid-19, the event was held virtually where participants had a chance to ask and share opinions and ask questions in the comfort of their own homes.

The workshop was presented by Me. Larry Markowitz, a corporate lawyer, financial communications expert and investor. We thank Me. Markowitz for his insighful introductory presentation on Personal Branding and Personal Finance. We also thank participants for active participation in our first workshop.  

Report by Sheila Pelami, administrative assistant, IRYD Canada 

IRYD and RCHC Welcome Ms. Sheila Pelami as new Administrative Assistant under the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) Program

IRYD and RCHC Welcome Ms. Sheila Pelami as new Administrative Assistant under the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) Program

June 7, 2021 16:35 PM ET

Today, the International Rwanda Youth for Development (IRYD) and the Rwandan Canadian Healing Centre (RCHC) are pleased to welcome Ms. Sheila Pelami as their new Administrative Assistant under the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) programs.

Ms. Pelami is a Science student at Heritage College where she just completed her first year. Passionate about learning, she applied for the post of Administrative Assistant for the International Rwanda Youth for Development (IRYD) and the Rwandan Canadian Healing Centre (RCHC) in goal to develop her skills and grow experience, all of that, surrounded by our team.

We are thrilled to welcome her as we saw in her a young talent full of passion and a great learning attitude. We hope to offer her that growth all summer long. We are also delighted to work in collaboration of the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) and encourage the promotion of students in a work environment.

Mr. Sheila Pelami, we wish you well on your journey with us.

Congratulations

IRYD Executives and Board Members Pay Courtesy Call to Minister James Kabarebe

IRYD Executives and Board Members Pay Courtesy Call to Minister James Kabarebe

Kigali, Rwanda | Last Updated: December 22, 2017 2:52 PM GMT+2

The International Rwanda Youth for Development (IRYD) executive team and board members paid a courtesy call to James Kabarebe, Rwanda’s Minister of Defence. This meeting is a follow-up on the recent November 18, 2017 Rwanda Youth Convention where Minister Kabarebe was Guest of Honour.

 

James Kabarebe, Rwanda Minister of Defence with IRYD executives and board members

The youth convention was co-organized by IRYD and partners including the Government of Rwanda, the Canadian Association of Rwandan Youth (CARY), the Rwandan Community Abroad (RCA) Edmonton and friends of Rwanda. At the Edmonton convention, Minister Kabarebe inspired Rwandan youth in an interactive conversation where he shared on the role of youth in Rwanda’s past, present and future transformation. The event was the first of its kind and attracted over 1300 participants drawn from Rwandan-Canadians and their friends in Canada.

Today’s courtesy call meeting which took place at the Ministry of Defence headquarters in Kigali highlighted continued positive partnership between the Government of Rwanda and IRYD. Minister Kabarebe reiterated on the government’s commitment to continue working with the youth abroad. Specifically, the government’s focus on positively supporting the youth to share knowledge, business-professional networks and our common Rwandan identity.

About IRYD

The International Rwanda Youth for Development – IRYD (‘I Ride’) is an independent youth forum on the development of Rwanda. Based in Montreal (QC), with a chapter in Edmonton (AB), Canada, and open to the world, IRYD provides an avenue for Rwandan youth, Rwandan and Canadian leaders, the Rwandan Community Abroad and friends of Rwanda across the globe to discuss issues, propose solutions and implement resolutions on the development of Rwanda. IRYD is formally registered as a non-profit organization in the province of Quebec, Canada.

Founded by Moses Gashirabake and Jaures Habineza in 2015, IRYD’s main mission is to continue to stimulate the involvement of fellow Rwandan youth and friends in the development of Rwanda and host countries. By engaging Rwandan youth and their leaders in development-oriented topics, IRYD aims to inspire over 10,000 young people to start businesses in Rwanda and host countries on the year’s heading to vision 2030 and contribute through other ways in social and economic development. The founders became even more convinced following their December 2014 visit to Rwanda, where they met with and were directly inspired by H.E. President Paul Kagame’s focus on youth and the role they can play in economic development through entrepreneurship.

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IRYD Represented at the 2017 Canada-Africa Chamber of Business Africa Day Networking Reception in Ottawa

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.

L-R: Andrew Kaikai, Attorney at Rideout & Maybee LLP, Jean-Marie Vianney  Faida, Rwandan Investor and IRYD co-Presidents Jaures Habineza and Moses Gashirabake.

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.

Jean-Marie Vianney, Rwandan Investor with Moses Gashirabake, co-President at IRYD.

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.

Participants at the Africa Day Networking Cocktail in Ottawa (ON), Canada.

 

Hon. Greg Fergus Liberal MP for Hull—Aylmer addressing participants.

 

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