Experiences Canada student exchanges and forums develop community leaders and informed citizens of tomorrow.
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Youth leadership forums

Experiences Canada Youth Leadership Forums offer youth from across Canada the opportunity to lead and be part of an intensive ‘youth teaching youth’ experience, and provide educational leadership development, and volunteer work experience opportunities to youth participants.

Exchanges

Experiences Canada offers youth exchanges for participants aged 12 to 17 years old. The exchanges are organized between groups of 10 to 30 young people. By discovering a new community, young people deepen their knowledge of a second language, become aware of a new culture, remove social barriers, form new friendships, and develop greater self-confidence.

Online Conversations

Experiences Canada Online Conversations are a series of webinars, educational resources and youth challenges on topics relevant to today’s youth. These series aim to maintain youth interest and awareness in current affairs as well as support secondary school educators who are looking for innovative ways to support their online learning plans.

NEW! VIRTUAL EXCHANGES – APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!

About Experiences Canada

Experiences Canada is a national registered charity that helps young Canadians to explore their country in ways they never may have imagined through reciprocal exchanges, forums, conferences and other opportunities to travel and connect with one another.

Every year, participating schools and youth organizations send 10-30 youth (ages 12- 17) on exchange somewhere in Canada. On average, 4,500 youth and their chaperones per year are chosen, representing just under 200 groups. That’s hundreds of thousands of young Canadians who have benefited from a student exchange experience since we began over 80 years ago.

Experiences

A Pand-epic Tour of Canada

A Pand-epic Tour of Canada

A year ago this week, our team at Experiences Canada was furiously rebooking flights to secure the safe travel home of four youth groups still in the middle of an Exchange as the pandemic shut down took effect.  We also started the process of...

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Something to Remember

Something to Remember

My trip to Sylvan Lake, Alberta really was not one to forget. I met so many new, great people as well as saw so much beauty in nature that I would never be able to see in my hometown province of Ontario. My favourite part of the trip was hands down going to Banff and...

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Our trip to Ottawa

Our trip to Ottawa

Our trip to Ottawa was a great opportunity to bond as a team, with our host families, and to explore another province. Our six days were spent visiting Ottawa’s various tourist attractions, with the occasional basketball game sprinkled in (we played SMT and Glebe)....

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Experiences

A Pand-epic Tour of Canada

A year ago this week, our team at Experiences Canada was furiously rebooking flights to secure the safe travel home of four youth groups still in the middle of an Exchange as the pandemic shut down took effect.  We also started the process of...

Something to Remember

My trip to Sylvan Lake, Alberta really was not one to forget. I met so many new, great people as well as saw so much beauty in nature that I would never be able to see in my hometown province of Ontario. My favourite part of the trip was hands down going to Banff and...

Our trip to Ottawa

Our trip to Ottawa was a great opportunity to bond as a team, with our host families, and to explore another province. Our six days were spent visiting Ottawa’s various tourist attractions, with the occasional basketball game sprinkled in (we played SMT and Glebe)....

Diversity & Inclusion Forum 2019 Yearbook

This is a fabulous keepsake highlighting the best of the 2019 national youth leadership forum on diversity and inclusion.. Get a free digital download here , or purchase the print magazine on Blurb..

official language minority communities map

We are thrilled to launch a new, bilingual Canadian official language minority communities map that celebrates French outside Quebec and English in Quebec. This map was created as a learning tool to discuss Canada’s 2 official languages.

Exchanges 2019-2020 Yearbook

This is a fabulous keepsake highlighting the best of 2019-2020.
Get a free digital download here , or contacts us for a hi-res version you can print yourself!

Experiences Canada Face Mask

Support Experiences Canada and stay COVID safe. Proceeds from each sale will directly support the youth participating in Experiences Canada Programs.

Get Involved!

Help inspire a generation of young Canadians to share their passion and shape our future!

Donate

Today, the need for meaningful social connections and experiences is greater than ever. With your generous support, we can continue to connect Canadian youth and change their worlds, one experience at a time! Find out how your gift can make a difference

Ways to Give

Become a Corporate Sponsor

Whether you are a national corporation looking to support the next generation of young leaders, a local business interested in giving back to your community, or a charitable foundation working to build capacity and improve the lives of Canadians, there is an important role you can play. Contact us at partners@experiencescanada.ca for more information.

More Info

 

Youth each year

Groups each year

Provinces and Territories

Years Established

Get In Touch

Location: 2148 Carling Avenue, Suite 202,
Ottawa, ON  K2A 1H1 

Telephone: 613-727-3832 or Toll Free 1-800-387-3832

Email: communications@experiencescanada.ca

Partners

Experiences Canada would like to thank our funding partners for their generous support.

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