We offer four unique programs for individual diaspora participants to directly engage in sustainable development work in the North and East of Sri Lanka:

For post-secondary students and recent graduates to discover, connect, and explore their heritage and history in the North and East of Sri Lanka. Successful applicants will be placed in children’s homes, vocational schools, and other appropriate institutions to volunteer their skills and time to help build capacity of local communities in the Northern and Eastern provinces.
Pre-departure reading and reflection, community volunteering in Canada, training and orientation. Regular field notes during placement. Post-arrival debrief, report, and ongoing community engagement.
  • 2 months
  • 18 – 30
  • $3,500 (50% subsidized)
For new and young professionals to discover, connect, and explore their heritage and history in the North and East of Sri Lanka. Successful applicants will pre-plan a project prior to their arrival in Sri Lanka, do a high-intensity implementation over a four-week period on the ground in the Northern and Eastern provinces, and continue evaluation upon their return to Canada.
Pre-departure reading and reflection, community volunteering in Canada, training and orientation. Weekly updates during placement. Post-arrival debrief, report, and ongoing community engagement.
  • 1 month
  • 25 – 40
  • $3,000 (50% subsidized)
For experienced STEM entrepreneurs and executives to mentor and coach emerging entrepreneurs in the Northern Province on starting and growing their businesses. The program will take place via Skype/telephony channels with the option for mentor to travel to Sri Lanka in 2017 for a start-up summit.
Pre-placement work planning, local partner conversation, technology enablement. Regular progress updates during placement. Post-placement exit reflection and ongoing community engagement.
  • 9 months
  • 40 – 65
  • $1,100 (100% subsidized)
For retired professionals and seniors to return to their home communities or adjoining communities in the North and East to provide advice and support on the implementation of local partner projects.
Pre-departure reading and reflection, training and orientation. Monthly updates during placement. Post-arrival debrief, report, and ongoing community engagement.
  • 6 months
  • 65+
  • $4,000 (50% subsidized)

Current Opportunities

No current opportunities. 2018 Sri Lanka Mission opportunities will be listed in the near future.