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

Now accepting exchange applications for school year 2019-20

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

Exchange Stories – An Image I’ll Never Forget

Hello Everyone. Today I would like to talk to you about my experience as an Experiences Canada youth ambassador. This trip allowed me to visit a part of Canada I had never been to before, to discover an extraordinary city and to meet fantastic people. One of my best...

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Exchange Stories – My Wonderful Trip to Bathurst

I’m an eighth grader at Frank Ryan Intermediate School in Ottawa, Ontario. I participate in various school sports and activities; ambassadors, basketball, cross-country, girls coding, newspaper club and many more. Ever since I was young, I’ve always wanted to go on a...

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Exchange Stories – Best Exchange Ever!

Every second year, Canadian Parents for French organizes an exchange with another community through Experiences Canada. I love learning new things about our country, improving my French, and meeting new people. That is why I wanted to go on this exchange. The exchange...

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PARTICIPANT STORIES

Exchange Stories – An Image I’ll Never Forget

Hello Everyone. Today I would like to talk to you about my experience as an Experiences Canada youth ambassador. This trip allowed me to visit a part of Canada I had never been to before, to discover an extraordinary city and to meet fantastic people. One of my best...

Exchange Stories – My Wonderful Trip to Bathurst

I’m an eighth grader at Frank Ryan Intermediate School in Ottawa, Ontario. I participate in various school sports and activities; ambassadors, basketball, cross-country, girls coding, newspaper club and many more. Ever since I was young, I’ve always wanted to go on a...

Exchange Stories – Best Exchange Ever!

Every second year, Canadian Parents for French organizes an exchange with another community through Experiences Canada. I love learning new things about our country, improving my French, and meeting new people. That is why I wanted to go on this exchange. The exchange...

Exchanges Yearbook

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

Treaty Map

We are thrilled to launch a new, bilingual Canadian Treaty and Land Claim map that illustrates the 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.

Diversity and Inclusion Forum Press Release

Sixty-five youth, between the ages of 14-18, chosen from across Canada, will arrive in Toronto on June 29th for Experiences Canada’s Youth Leadership Forum… read more

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 Donate via Paypal Donate via Canada Helps

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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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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