CESO, the Canadian Executive Service Organization: a successful volunteer development organization. Background history of CESO. Who CESO helps and how they are making a difference. Details of the organization and specific projects. A variety of programmes and projects wherein "CESO volunteers shared their skills in areas such as marketing, finance, engineering, resource management, human resource development and manufacturing with local enterprises." CESO has no political affiliations; rather a business-to-business development agency motivated by humanitarian, social and economic goals. Some founders and figures: 26 years, 8,000 volunteers. Three development assistance programs today: an overseas program in 49 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and Central and South America, funded from CIDA; the Canadian Native Program, supported by the Department of Indian Affairs; the Task Force on Central and Eastern Europe with funding support from External Affairs. Unique challenges faced by CESO. The impressive characteristics and activities of the Volunteer Consultants. A review of successes. How individuals and corporations might help. Significance and results of the programme for all involved.
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