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Youth Exchanges
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Experiences Canada offers group exchanges for youth aged 12 to 17 and their chaperones, and covers all group travel costs from your community to your twin group!

Youth Forums

Our youth forums bring together youth from across Canada to explore current issues facing Canadian society. They serve as a safe inclusive space for youth to learn outside of a classroom setting.

Learning Resources

Our learning resources provide youth and youth educators with curriculum-based interactive lessons that examine a variety of topics relative to today’s youth

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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 connect with one another.


Every year, we send on average 4,500 youth on exchange somewhere in Canada. That’s hundreds of thousands of young Canadians who have benefited from a student exchange experience since we began over 80 years ago.



Get involved and help inspire a generation of young Canadians to share their passion and shape our future!


Youth Empowerment and Education:

Expériences Canada is dedicated to providing unique and impactful learning opportunities for Canadian youth.

Cultural Exchange and National Unity:

Expériences Canada offers programs that promote intercultural understanding and strengthen the bonds between different regions of Canada.

Positive Social Impact:

Your donation to Expériences Canada goes beyond individual growth and development; it has a broader positive impact on communities and society.

What I learned just couldn't be taught in a classroom. In school, you're taught through a textbook which can make things feel very distant. But when you actually travel and experience the history and the way Canada works, learning becomes so much easier and enjoyable.

 – Exchange Participant

My daughter struggles in our small school with self-confidence. Being in this group this past year has given her confidence and show her a whole big world. She has now chosen to move away and continue her next step in education closer to the new friends she has met through this experience.

 – Parent

This exchange was one of the best experience of my life. I got to know so many awesome people and love that I can still be in touch with many of them. I'll never forget all the amazing memories I made.

 – Exchange Participant

I have seen changes in my children and other students each trip. They are using French reflexively on the way home. Increased confidence, pride in being able to travel and live outside of their comfort zone, and knowing their communication skills are improving with each day.

 – Parent

The experience is unreal and life-changing. You learn so much and make so many new friends, I wouldn't trade these friends and this experience for the world.

 – Youth Participant

This is such a special experience and to make connections with people both from another province and get closer with people from your school. Even going for a week is going to allow your French to blossom and you will notice yourself slowly understanding and stringing together French sentences.

 – Youth Participant

Youth each year




Get In Touch

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

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


The Experiences Canada office is situated on the traditional and unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg People. We recognize and respect their sovereignty, history, and culture, and commit ourselves to the process of reconciliation and building positive relationships with Indigenous communities


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


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