Enrichment Opportunities

MentorU Parent Program:

Join us for a FREE Bootcamp Session on April 4th!
Would you like to help your teenage child(ren) develop greater autonomy, communication skills and resilience? Join Jay Gosselin, 
Founder of MentorU and the Discover Year program, on April 4th, 2020 for a FREE bootcamp to help you empower your child(ren) as they transition beyond high school.

See website for registration & information -

Date: Saturday, April 4th 2020
Time: Two identical sessions to choose from (9AM-12:30PM & 1PM-4:30PM)
Location: Pineview Golf Course (1471 Blair Rd, Gloucester, ON K1B 4S3)
Who's invited? Parents/Guardians, High School Educators

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.


Pens & Paint: Youthnet Program in Kanata

In this free 8-week program (for youth ages 13-20) you’ll explore how visual arts & creativewriting can help you deal with stress & express yourself.
Projects: painting, poetry, crafts & some mindfulness activities. 
This program is offered by Youthnet in conjunction with the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre.

Tuesdays, March 3 – April 21, 6:00 – 8:00 pm @ 170 Castlefrank Rd. 

For information or to register, contact Carly Skead @


Youth Ambassador Program 

Join the Youth Ambassadors Experience!
The Youth Ambassadors Program is a 3-week leadership exchange program for high school students and adult mentors from countries across the Western Hemisphere.
The program provides full scholarships for participants to take part in cultural and educational programming focused on a variety of themes specific to the different countries.

See the website for more information -


Students Looking for a Summer job?

Have you considered working for the Ontario Government?
Each year the Ontario Public Service targets up to 5,000 summer students to work in locations across Ontario in areas such as:
Ontario Parks, Environment, Science, Administration,Business & Finance, Research & Laboratories, Communications and Customer Service
All jobs were posted this Monday, February 10. Closing dates will be between February 28 and April 3. 
Apply to the job types that interest you. You can learn more at:


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.


Women's Day Mentorship - Kanata North

This year in celebration of International Women’s Day, Kanata North City
Councillor Jenna Sudds will be hosting a breakfast to inspire the next
generation of females.

The breakfast will include a panel of five local female leaders who will be
paired up with young females for a mentorship opportunity.

Women aged 16-21 living in Kanata North can fill out the application. 


Youth Leadership Program (YLP)

The Youth Leadership Program is intended for young, impact-driven, and demonstrated 
leaders with an interest in the future of leadership.

The YLP pilot will be delivered from January 16 - March 6, 2020.

Click the flyer link below for more information:

YLP Brochure - January 2020.pdf


Horticulture Training Program

This 26-week program offers hands-on technical and pre-employment training to
individuals interested in working in the trades. 
The program will support 25 participants in learning topics related to plant
maintenance and identification, landscaping, and irrigation. 
Participants will also obtain relevant health and safety certifications, safety equipment,
books, and toolkits at no cost. Following the training, there will be an 8-12 week
paid work placement for participants to practice their skills.

Those interested in the program can attend an information session, and during this time, complete an application form to be considered for the program. 
The start date for the program is April 20, 2020.
See the Flyer for details & information -> PATP Horticulture Flyer Outreach 2020 updated.pdf

Shad Program - 
Students completing grade 10 or 11

Shad looks for diversity and well-roundedness in Shad participants with an over-arching commitment to excellence.

Students with a strong academic foundation, who are natural go-getters, curious about the world, community-minded, creative and engaged are the type that excel at Shad.

If that sounds like you, please apply. We’d love to get to know you.

Applications - closed -

Shad2020 runs from July 5 to July 31, 2020.

See website for more details -


International University and Experiential Travel Expo

The Study and Go Abroad Fair is back to the Shaw Centre, Ottawa, on October 5th, 2019 
See the website for more information

The expo is free, and it offers students a great opportunity to plan their next step in education. 
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.

Visit the link -  Page Program website for more details

Or visit Guidance to look at the Page program booklet



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 


The Irish Experience Summer Credits in Ireland

Link for students who may be interested in taking grade 11 or 12 English credits in Ireland. 

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