Chris Eaton has been the Executive Director of World University Service of Canada (WUSC) since 2009 coming full circle after volunteering in Lesotho for the organisation in the late 1980s.
WUSC is a leading Canadian non-profit organisation in international development that works to provide education, employment and empowerment opportunities that improve the lives of millions of disadvantaged youth around the world. One of WUSC’s most important strategic partners is CECI, the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation. Jointly, WUSC and CECI implement the Uniterra program, one of Canada’s most important international volunteer cooperation programs that mobilises over 450 volunteers annually.
With a strong and varied background in international development, Chris has worked extensively in Canada, Eastern and Southern Africa and South and Central Asia. Prior to WUSC, Chris was Chief Executive Officer for Aga Khan Foundation Afghanistan for four years. He has held senior roles at Aga Khan Foundation Canada since 1999. Chris spent most of the 1990s based in Uganda where he focused on capacity building of local governments and communities.
Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in International Development and a master’s degree in Political Science, both from the University of Toronto.