Our Story

In 1960, International Teams’ founder Kevin Dyer had a dream – a dream that compassionate volunteers could transform lives in partnership with the communities around them. Kevin assembled a team of young leaders who were committed to meeting the needs of the whole person, and together, they set out to change the world. More than 50 years later, their legacy lives on in International Teams Canada. Part of a wider alliance of affiliated national offices providing leadership around the world, we have programs in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and Canada. Our mission is to see vulnerable people move toward fullness of life characterized by dignity, justice, peace, and hope. Because sustainable transformation doesn’t happen overnight, iTeams creates long-term partnerships between churches, supporters in Canada, and community leaders who work together on projects that will, over time, break the cycle of poverty. As a Christ-centred organization, we value the poor, the church, and the local leader. To learn more about the principles we’re guided by, read Our Statement of Values.