We promote peace
Working with UNESCO on educational initiatives and supporting the United Nations "decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence", Hostelling international Canada is active throughout its youth hostels to educate people and promote peace concepts. With the help of our five Regional associations and network of hostels, we strive to deliver our mission through key Educational Programs. These programs are:
- Youth hostel internship Program with Belgium and Germany
- World Heritage City Hostel Program (Québec City)
- Peace and international understanding
- Hostel Educational Programming Awards
By providing affordable accommodation for all ages, we strive to make travel accessible for people of all nations, but especially young people of limited means.
Our hostel network enables travellers from different countries, cultures and backgrounds to share stories, learn about one another and create lasting memories. This kind of enriching experience encourages personal growth and cultural understanding and awareness.
Hostel Educational Program Awards
One of the many ways to reach this goal is HI-C's Hostel Educational Programming Awards. Our primary objective is to recognize and encourage exemplary programs and set new standards to which future nominees (hostels) may aspire. This is a great opportunity for managers, staff, as well as their hostel to be recognized for all the hard work and creative ideas that they've put into their programs over the years. The awards categories are the following:
Best Environmental Program: This award is presented to the program which best exemplifies HI-Canada's environmental charter.
Best Continuing Program: This award is presented to a program which has run at least four times during the year.
Best Special Event Program: This award is presented to a program which ran from one to three times during the year.
The awards are judged by the criteria as weighted below:
- Environmentally educational
- Enjoyable / interesting / original
- Value to guest
- Culturally educational
- Program conducted by volunteers
- Peace and International Understanding
2011 Award Recipients
2010 Award Recipients
HI - Québec | HI - Rivière-du-Loup | HI - Vancouver Jericho Beach
2009 Award Recipients
HI-Vancouver Jericho Beach | HI-Ottawa Jail | HI-Lake Louise Alpine Centre
2008 Award Recipients
HI-Edmonton | HI-Montréal | HI-Vancouver Central
2007 Award Recipients:
HI-Vancouver Central | HI-Kananaskis | HI-Ottawa Jail
2006 Award Recipients:
HI-Québec | HI-Vancouver Central | HI-Ottawa Jail | HI-Jasper
2005 Award Recipients:
HI-Vancouver Central | HI-Montréal | HI-Nordegg