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Janine Solanki
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The Che Guevara Volunteer Work Brigade is a project of the
Canadian Network on Cuba


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Cuba reopens
to Tourism

An Update from the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Cuba
September 6, 2021

Taking into account the progress in the vaccination process in Cuba, its demonstrated effectiveness and the perspective that more than 90% of the entire population will conclude the vaccination schedules in November; Conditions are being prepared to gradually open the country's borders as of November 15, 2021.

Hygienic health protocols will be made more flexible upon arrival of travelers, which will focus on monitoring symptomatic patients and taking temperature. In addition, diagnostic tests will be performed randomly, PCR will not be required upon arrival and the travelers' vaccination certificate will be recognized.

The opening of the domestic tourism market will begin gradually in accordance with the epidemiological indicators of each territory.

"El trabajo voluntario es una escuela creadora de conciencia"
"Volunteer work is a school for building consciousness"
~ Ernesto Che Guevara

Adventure, Volunteering & Fun in Cuba!
Experience Cuba side-by-side in solidarity
and friendship with the Cuban people

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Report Back Webinar:
Cuba Vive! Brigadistas Report Back from the 28th Che Guevara Volunteer Work Brigade in Cuba!

June 5, 2022
5pm PT / 6pm MT / 7pm CT / 8pm ET / 9pm AT
Click to Register via Zoom

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Stay tuned for updates on the 29th Che Guevara
Volunteer Work Brigade in Spring 2023!

For more information or to receive updates, email or call Brigade Coordinator Janine Solanki at or 778-881-6156

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Participate in a unique opportunity to volunteer
side-by-side with Cubans.

Since 1993, hundreds of people living across Canada, of various ages, skills and backgrounds have enjoyed an exciting and informative two-week stay in Cuba with the Ernesto Che Guevara Volunteer Work Brigade.

The trip provides the opportunity to look at the gains and victories of the Cuban revolution, as well as see Cuba's challenges first hand, particularly the impacts of over 50 years of illegal economic blockade from the United States. The Che Brigade fulfills two main goals. On the one hand, it is a great way to show support for the struggle of the Cuban people to maintain their independence. On the other hand, it is an important opportunity for people from Canada to know and understand the dynamism of all aspects of life in Cuba.

The Cuban people, who are committed to maintaining their revolution and its great gains, receive the Brigade participants, known as "Brigadistas", with warmth and friendship. The fact that Brigadistas come from Canada to share friendship, reaffirms to many Cuban people that the social change they are carrying out is important, not only for their country, but for the entire world.

The Che Brigade combines volunteer work with cultural, social, economic and political encounters in an educational context.

Join us!

This is a unique chance for people from Canada to support Cuba with your friendship and by volunteering on a farm alongside members of youth and women's organizations as well as veterans of the Cuban Revolution. We will customize volunteer work to accommodate all abilities and preferences. We hope you will join us for the 2021 Che Brigade!

Every year the Che Brigade includes:

  • Working with Cubans

  • Talks on Cuban economy, democratic system, and health

  • Visits to places of interest (schools, hospitals, factories, museums, etc.)

  • Opportunity to explore the host city as well as Havana independently

  • Visits to provincial centres

  • Visits to Cuba's famous beaches

  • Participation in cultural events

  • Dance lessons

The Che Brigade is a non-profit project of the Canadian Network on Cuba
Our Cuban host is the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples