People for Development

Association of Volunteers in International Service: Incorporated in Canada as a non-profit since 2004 and a member of the AVSI network

About AVSI

AVSI supports the dignity of the person

AVSI operates in the area of education, health and sanitation, care of children in difficult conditions, education, vocational training, upgrading of informal urban areas, agriculture, environment, promotion of small businesses, food security, ICT, and emergency relief.

AVSI-CANADA is a non-profit organization created to work with individuals and communities in developing countries to restore dignity and build resilience in the face of poverty and marginalization

Guiding VAlues


AVSI is ready: we are on the ground and helping the thousands of injured and displaced people in Aleppo, just over 100 km from the epicenter of the Turkey-Syria earthquake. This emergency is said to be “the most devastating one the region has seen in over 24 years.” Please help us, help those affected by donating today.


Project Highlight

Locally produced fortified infant cereal in rural Haiti: An innovation to support commercialization, social entrepreneurship, and positive health outcomes

To improve nutrition among rural Haitian children, the Association of Volunteers in International Service (AVSI) is working with women’s community networks to engage them in providing peer education about infant feeding practices and the sale of a locally produced fortified infant cereal in a promising, sustainable and scalable way.
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