Enrichment Opportunities

Discover Year

A Purposeful Year of Exploration

Would you like to better understand your interests and strengths and how you can make use of them to create a fulfilling life? Would you like to build the most important skills for personal and professional success as an adult?

Discover Year is a one-year career and life skills program* that helps young adults develop self-awareness, confidence, motivation and interpersonal skills through experiential learning, mentorship and interactive education.

Discover Year is a certified Canadian post-secondary program. Program fees are RESP-eligible, and can be claimed as a tuition tax credit, reducing the effective cost to most students and families.

Application deadline is June 27th 2021.
You can visit the Discover Year’s website or book a call with Julia directly to learn more about what their Discover Year could look like! Visit our Admissions page to learn about our application criteria and process.

WOCRC Virtual Art Program


When: May 27th, 2021-every Thursday from 4:00-5:30 pm

Ages: 12 to 19 years of age

Meeting: online weekly via zoom and with art supplies delivered to your door! Youth will learn new creative techniques and tools to create art. 

Register: Email and contact: abdillahi@wocrc.ca."

For full details please visit this website!

 Virtual Summer Programming - Queen’s University Connections Engineering Outreach

On behalf of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s University, I would like to invite your students to join us for our upcoming, virtual summer programming from Connections Engineering Outreach. Connections is an engineering-focused educational outreach program run through the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS), which manages/facilitates educational Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) outreach programs in the greater Kingston area and beyond. After much discussion and online learning experience, we have decided to take a more asynchronous approach to our QSEA Senior (currently grade 9-11) programming. The Engineering Experience A & B (Sr.) will offer participants a glance into the numerous disciplines of engineering.


Through a series of daily activities, each course offers students the opportunity to learn basic engineering principles and skills such as planning/designing, modeling, communication, and computer programming. These activities will include, but are not limited to: Elastic Powered Cars, Intro to Micro:bits and Breadboarding with TinkerCAD. Daily synchronous touch points with current Queen’s undergraduate students offer the opportunity to answer any questions, voice concerns and showcase their work throughout the week.


It is our hope that by taking a more asynchronous approach, we will be able to offer a more inclusive and far-reaching program. Participants will be able to work through activities at their own pace and around their own busy schedules. We are also happy to announce that due to generous funding we are now offering our QSEA Int. program FREE of charge! A $100 deposit will be waived at the conclusion of the course.

You will also find our program brochure attached. Please feel free to contact us (eng.connections@queensu.ca) with any questions regarding these programs! 


For full details please see the attachment below.

QSEA Senior 2021 Final.pdf

Soccer Day Camps

The Royal City Soccer Club, a registered non-profit organization, is excited to host our 29th annual summer soccer day camps.  There are amazing opportunities to volunteer or become a CIT (Counsellor-in-Training) during any or all of the 9 weeks in July and August.  Our program is designed to encourage and promote personal development, team building and life skills in a fun, safe and inclusive environment.  We have 4 locations in Ottawa, Nepean and Kanata (details available on our website).  For any questions or to apply, visit our website at royalsoccer.com or contact us at 1-800-427-0536 or by email at volunteer@royalsoccer.com.

2021 rcsc volunteer cit poster-ottawa region.pdf


Youth Ambassadors program 

The 2021 Youth Ambassadors program is now open for applications! 

Digital Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada is a virtual leadership exchange program for Canadian youth ages 15-17 and adult educators. The program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, with funding provided by the U.S. Government. The program is administered by World Learning in partnership with Fulbright Canada, with programmatic support from the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa.

The program provides full scholarships for 13 students and 2 adult educators from Canada to take part in an eight-week digital program, exploring civic education, digital leadership, and community service through online tools and platforms. The time commitment is 6-8 hours per week, including live sessions, recorded modules, social time, and digital homestays.

Please see attached announcements in English and French. Forward to any student interested in implementing a community service project and adults who enjoy mentoring students.

Click here for more information about Youth Ambassadors and click here to Apply today! Applications are due April 7th.

Please email youthambassadors@worldlearning.org your inquiries and follow our Youth Ambassadors Facebook page for updates and student alum spotlights!

Please see attachment for extra information YAP Canada 2021 - Youth Participants Flyer.pdf

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.

-> https://www.ourcommons.ca/About/PageProgram/Index-e.html


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
Interested?  Contact your guidance counsellor or jenniferL.stewart@ocdsb.ca

Thank you!

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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