Enrichment Opportunities

House of Commons Page Program

Each year, 40 students are selected from across Canada to participate in the Page Program. Pages are first-year students registered at one of the eligible post-secondary institutions in the national capital region. They work on a part-time basis for one year.

In the chamber and around Parliament Hill, pages support parliamentary democracy by providing a range of services to members of Parliament. This incredible work experience broadens their knowledge of the rich traditions of the Canadian parliamentary system.

If your interested in applying please visit the website. Please note that the application deadline is November 7th 2021.

Are you between ages 15 to 29 and looking for help with your resume?
Mark your calendar for Monday, October 25th at 4pm!
Come join our fun, free 1-hour online Information Session for youth who live in the National Capital Region. You will learn about our Youth LEAD program for newcomer youth and learn tips and tricks to update your resume!
Event Schedule
  • 5 minutes: Welcome to the session 🙂
  • 15 minutes: Learn about our Youth LEAD program and ask any questions!
  • 30 minutes: Resume tips & tricks to make your resume less... scary 👻
  • 10 minutes: Questions period!
Register: Click here and select "Is Your Resume Scaring You? Youth LEAD Info Session" from the dropdown menu.

What is Youth LEAD?

Youth LEAD is a FREE fun 14-week pre-employment program assisting newcomers to overcome barriers to employment and transition into the Canadian workforce.

Eligibility for the Youth LEAD program:
  • You are a newcomer between the ages 15 to 29
  • You are seeking valuable pre-employment training
  • You are seeking exposure to the Canadian workplace
  • You are a Permanent Resident (PR), Convention Refugee or Protected Status
To learn more about Youth LEAD:
Email: s.selway@pqchc.com
or call/text Sharon Selway - Youth LEAD Program Facilitator on 6138588552.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa


The Power of Mentoring (PoM) event series focuses on career mentoring with corporate partners from various industries, giving our young adults the chance to explore a variety of future opportunities. At events, youth aged 15-24 have the chance to talk to passionate mentors from innovative and popular companies in a one-on-one, virtual setting. Each participant will also receive a customized event kit.

Our first event this season, PoM x RBC, will be Monday, October 4th from 6 – 8 pm EST on Zoom. Register today to learn about one of Canada’s “Top 50 Best Workplaces” from a new perspective!


Should you have any questions, please contact Gabrielle Davis by email: Gabrielle.Davis@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca


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!

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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