Experiences Canada student exchanges and forums develop community leaders and informed citizens of tomorrow.
Announcing our Youth Leadership Forum on Reconciliation - Winnipeg, June 2020

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.

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.

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.

PARTICIPANT STORIES

Diversity and Acceptance: My Trip to Vancouver

Diversity and Acceptance: My Trip to Vancouver

My best memory from the trip is the time I went swimming in the Pacific Ocean. At that moment, the sun was setting and its rays were reflected by the water, which reminded me of how lucky we were to go on this trip. What surprised me the most is how the people that...

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Exchange Stories – An Even More Meaningful Experience

Exchange Stories – An Even More Meaningful Experience

The Indigenous Education Consultant of our school board presented our principal with the idea to take a group of students on an exchange to British Columbia. Our school, Holy Cross, had recently piloted many initiatives surrounding indigenous education, and the chance...

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Exchange Stories – An Exchange Outside of the Norm!

Exchange Stories – An Exchange Outside of the Norm!

I desperately wanted to do this exchange since I was going to discover a new part of Canada. I also think that this type of exchange is a good opportunity to practice your English and make meaningful connections with new people! Ever since the announcement, I couldn’t...

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PARTICIPANT STORIES

Diversity and Acceptance: My Trip to Vancouver

My best memory from the trip is the time I went swimming in the Pacific Ocean. At that moment, the sun was setting and its rays were reflected by the water, which reminded me of how lucky we were to go on this trip. What surprised me the most is how the people that...

Exchange Stories – An Even More Meaningful Experience

The Indigenous Education Consultant of our school board presented our principal with the idea to take a group of students on an exchange to British Columbia. Our school, Holy Cross, had recently piloted many initiatives surrounding indigenous education, and the chance...

Exchange Stories – An Exchange Outside of the Norm!

I desperately wanted to do this exchange since I was going to discover a new part of Canada. I also think that this type of exchange is a good opportunity to practice your English and make meaningful connections with new people! Ever since the announcement, I couldn’t...

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 Yearbook

This is a fabulous keepsake highlighting the best of 2017-2018.
Get a free digital download here:

Treaty Map

Our bilingual Canadian Treaty and Land Claim map illustrates treaties and comprehensive land claims across the country. This map was created as a learning tool to engage in a conversation about Treaties. Get a free digital download here, or purchase a bilingual poster sized (24” x 36”) printed version at our e-store.

Get Involved!

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

Donate

100% of your donation will be used to support the direct costs for travel and activities for youth participating in the Experiences Canada programs

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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 info@experiencescanada.ca for more information

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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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