Cuso International

Skills to Share. Futures to Build.

Ottawa, ON   |  https://cusointernational.org

Mission

Cuso International is a non-profit development organization that works to reduce poverty and inequality through the efforts of highly skilled volunteers, collaborative partnerships and compassionate donors. Established in 1961, Cuso International is a registered charity in Canada and the United States. Funds raised have enabled more than 15,000 volunteer placements around the world. Our mission is to reduce poverty and inequality through the efforts of volunteers, partners and donors. We envision a world where all people are able to realize their potential.

Ruling year info

2009

CEO

Mr. Glenn Mifflin

Main address

200-44 Eccles Street

Ottawa, ON KIR 6S4 Canada

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Formerly known as

CUSO-VSO

Canadian University Services Overseas

CUSO

EIN

30-0545486

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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At Cuso International, we believe that in order for communities to thrive, children need to be protected, and men and women must enjoy the same human rights and be given the same opportunities to participate in decisions that affect their lives. Healthy people are better able to work, learn, take care of their families and participate in their community’s development. But access to health care remains a challenge for people living in poverty, in remote communities, or excluded because of race, gender or class. Cuso International volunteers and partners work together to improve access to basic services.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Volunteers for International Cooperation and Empowerment (VOICE)

Through VOICE, highly skilled volunteers and local partners are working together in 17 countries to promote gender equality, social inclusion and inclusive economic growth - and to improve access to high-quality health services.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our mission is to reduce poverty and inequality through the efforts of volunteers, partners and donors.

Cuso International promotes people-centred development through:

•International volunteering – Long-term placements of up to two years, and short-term positions of six months or less, for skilled professionals. Volunteers come from the United States, Canada and many developing nations.

•Developing world 'National Volunteering' – Support for in-country volunteering, mobilizing people who contribute to their own communities.

•Diaspora communities volunteering – Support for people interested in 'giving back' their skills in their countries of birth or heritage.

•Business volunteering – Partner corporations release their employees to share critical business skills abroad through Cuso International postings.

•Public engagement and volunteering in North America – Raising awareness of – and action on – global issues at home.

In 1961, a group of Canadian university graduates had a vision of a more connected world. A world where the social constraints you are born into don’t dictate the entirety of your life. Where each human being has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Over the next few decades, as our partners became the educators, health care professionals and farmers, so evolved the role of the volunteers. Today, our volunteers are experienced professionals who focus on building skills and transferring knowledge to our partners across Africa, South East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. And, our name Cuso International reflects this change.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Cuso International

Board of directors
as of 08/22/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Frank O'Dea

Wayne Robertson

Bruce McKean

François R. Roy

Susana Galdos

Lynn Graham

Dan M. Martin

Nora Murdock

Patricia Perez-Coutts

Kole Ahmed

Chris Snyder

Justin Winchiu

Jeff Cates

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes