Learning Opportunities

House of Commons Page Program

Each year, 40 students graduating from high schools and CEGEPs are selected from across Canada to participate in the Page Program. Pages are undergraduate students who are registered as full-time students at one of the four universities in the National Capital Region. They work on a part-time basis during their first year of study.

In the Chamber and around Parliament Hill, Pages live and breathe the history and action of one of Canada’s oldest political institutions. They are responsible for a wide range of tasks directly related to Chamber activities, and have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of Parliament by playing a role in the rich traditions of the Canadian parliamentary system.

We invite you to explore this site to learn more about the Page Program, and how you too, can become part of this incredible experience.

For more information, visit the website: https://www.ourcommons.ca/About/PageProgram/Index-e.html

 

 

L'Universite de Moncton French Immersion Summer Program

For more information, visit www.umoncton.ca/learnfrenc

 

 

 Shad Canada

Shad Valley is a four week summer enrichment program. Students spend a month living in residence at one of our host university campuses across Canada. The program is offered to students currently completing grade 10, 11 or 12, Quebec secondaire IV, V or CEGEP I, or the international equivalent.

With workshops and lectures that focus on the sciences, engineering, technology and entrepreneurship, the program provides an academically stimulating, mind expanding adventure for top well-rounded students. Students will also enjoy team-building exercises, recreational activities and the opportunity to explore local attractions.

For more information, visit:

http://www.shad.ca/shad/myweb.php?hls=10142&lang=1

 

 

Camp Triumph

 

Camp Triumph is a unique residential camp, which fills a need for an often unrecognized group of children. Located beside Cabot Beach Provincial Park, in Malpeque, PEI, this camp is designed to address the needs of children, between the ages of 8-16, who have a sibling or parent with a serious chronic illness or disability. When one family member has a significant medical condition, the whole family is impacted in many ways. Often there is uncertainty about the future, financial burdens, and other stressors that necessitate making the ill family member the priority. This can make it more difficult for the other members of the family to get the attention and opportunities from which they would otherwise have benefited. Camp Triumph is for these children.

 

For more information, visit http://www.camptriumph.ca

 

 

 

Encounters With Canada

 

Encounters with Canada is our country’s largest and foremost youth forum! Every week of the school year, 120 to 148 teens from across Canada (ages 14 to 17) come to Ottawa. Here they discover their country through each other, learn about Canadian institutions, meet famous and accomplished Canadians, explore exciting career options, develop their civic leadership skills and live an extraordinary bilingual experience. Over 95,000 youth have lived the EWC experience, to date!

For more information or to apply, visit https://www.ewc-rdc.ca/en/home.html 

 

 

'EXPLORE' FIVE-WEEK FRENCH-LANGUAGE BURSARY PROGRAM

 

Discover another region of Canada while learning French. Enjoy 5 weeks of learning, adventure, friendship, and discovery during this intensive language-immersion course, adapted to your level. Spring or summer courses available. Most expenses are covered. Live the Canadian Experience! Visit http://www.myexplore.ca for more information. 

 

 

KATIMAVIK

Ready to make a difference? Are you between 17 and 21?

Not sure what your next step is?

Can't decide where to go to college or university or what you should major in?

You want to take a "useful" break from the usual routine: discover yourself, your path, your country.

Looking for that competitive edge - something that will stand out on your resumé and application forms?

Want to get off the beaten path, do something different and take the road less travelled?

Want to make a difference and do something for the environment?

Would like a chance to see the Atlantic, the Rocky Mountains or to live in a French-speaking community?

Want to meet new people from across the country and make new friends?

Need a change, need a challenge?

 

If you can relate to any of these questions, then start thinking about it now! While you're doing homework, studying for finals, filling out college and university application forms, keep in mind there's more out there. Katimavik can help you get a head start and set you off on a new path.

Katimavik is Canada’s leading volunteer service organization for youth 17-21 years old. By taking part in one of their intensive volunteer service and learning programs, you will help change Canadian communities and be the difference. For six months, you will live with 10 other youth in one or two communities across Canada. Explore the country, build your future, and make a real difference! Apply online at http://www.katimavik.org/programs/youth

 

 

THE NOVA SCOTIA SEA SCHOOL

 

Sailing camps and group programs will help you get the most out of life this summer! Live aboard a 30' traditional wooden sailboat and explore the rugged coastline of Nova Scotia's South Shore. There are various expeditions, randing from team building days to a 7 day coastal expedition. These programs are also eligible for the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. There is also bursary support to participants. Register now at seaschool.org

 

 

FORUM FOR YOUNG CANADIANS

Canada's premier civics education program for students aged 15-19 years old. Forum brings students to Ottawa for a week of intensive academic adventure immersing them in the exciting world of national politics and public affairs. Please see guidance for an application or visit http://forum.ca/the-program/for-students/?lang=en