Enrichment Opportunities

Upcoming Events

Explore French Summer Program - Information Session on November 23rd at 7:00 p.m.

This summer, secondary students can spend 3-5 weeks immersed in a French language environment to build language skills, enjoy French cultural activities, and connect with peers from across Canada. The Explore program is open to students aged 13+. Participants who are entering grades 10, 11 or 12 in September 2024 have the opportunity to earn two high school credits. We are hosting a virtual information session on November 23rd at 7:00 p.m. Complete this form to register and learn more about Explore at EnglishFrench.ca

Mindtrust Youth Leadership Program
  November 14 to December 19, 2023
Mindtrust Youth Leadership Program is designed for driven students with an interest in the future of leadership. The program consists of six modules, covering issues from leadership and personal style, to decision-making frameworks, through to personal leadership statements. The sessions are all held via ZOOM except for the first and last ones, which will be held in person.  Click here to register.

The Irish Experience - Summer Credit program in Ireland
The Irish Experience is a TCDSB summer credit abroad program for Ontario high school students who want to experience Ireland by hiking its countryside, exploring its cities and studying its rich history and celebrated literature while earning Grade 11 or 12 high school credits in English.  Following the Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum, it is open to all Ontario students who will have completed prerequisite courses by June 20, 2024.    Learn more

YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange (SWSE)
July - August 2024  Will you be 16 or 17 this summer?
Travel to Quebec to expand and practice your french skills.
Meet youth on exchange and make new friends.
Get paid work experience during your exchange/
Stay with  local host

Experiences Canada -Funded exchanges across Canada - free travel
Opportunities for youth ages 12 to 17 to explore Canada. Exchanges offer life-changing experiences: enabling young Canadian to build personal skills and self-confidence; form new friendships; deepen  their knowledge of a second language, of other histories and cultures, an inspire them to become more actively engaged in their communities. 

Katimavik's National Experience is an amazing opportunity (ages 17-25) who are looking to enhance their lives through creative learning, community engagement and self discovery. This is a fully funded opportunity.  More information click here

FuturePerfect by Katimavik is a new 14 week employment training program for those looking to set the ground work for their professional careers. FuturePerfect matches youth from across Canada with real employers in house communities for 3 months of living, learning and full-time working!  Jump - start your professional aspirations, travel, and get support from amazing people along the way.
Apply now for January 2023 cohort

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 [email protected]
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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