Enrichment 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.



Interested in a Dual Credit course for the fall?  Registration is open now for the next 3 weeks.  For those of you who don't know, DC courses are elective courses you can take as a high school student in grades 11 or 12.  They are real college courses and are free to students.  These courses offerings MAY be virtual in the fall.  Course Offerings
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Students from across the O.C.D.S.B. can participate in this

Environmental SHSM at MacSkimming Outdoor Education Centre.

This new pilot delivery model offers students hands-on environmental field courses, and an opportunity to complete the Environmental SHSM components in one semester. 

Students interested in pursuing post-secondary studies in Ecology, Habitat Conservation, Ecosystem Management, Wildlife Management, Environmental Science, and

Resource Management will find this field studies model particularly interesting.

Students will use the woodlands, water bodies, and rural lands around MacSkimming to study the natural environment in the natural environment. 

The field studies projects will allow students to perform primary research in habitat conservation and management, as well as natural resource conservation and management.

Students will also study local examples of regional and global environmental issues such as climate change, water quality, urbanization, waste management, and sustainable agriculture. 

In one semester, students will complete:

● Three SHSM major courses

IDC 4E/C/U Habitat Ecology

CGR 4E/C/M Environment and Resource Management

SVN 3E/C/M Environmental Science

● Two COOP credits

● All required certifications (Standard First Aid, CPR, WHMIS, GPS, Paddling Level 1, Animal and Plant Management, and Species Identification)

● Reach Ahead, Experiential, and SPCE components

This field studies program will run during the first semester next year (2020-21).  Students will attend MacSkimming three days a week, Monday to Wednesday, and their COOP placement Thursday and Friday.  To get to MacSkimming, a chartered school bus will pick up and return students to two bus stops - Tunney’s Pasture in the west, and Place D’Orleans Shopping Centre in the east.

Canada Homestay Network

Ottawa-Carleton Education Network (OCENET) and Ottawa-Carleton District School Board has partnered with Canada Homestay Network to arrange and support homestay hosts for international students studying in Ottawa.

Learn the benefits of hosting & apply online, please click this link Host Family 


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