Now more than ever, Canada’s youth are looking for new ways to stay connected to each other, Experiences Canada is here to keep them together. Help us continue the conversations and allow Canada’s youth to learn from each other and explore the diversity of their country – one Experience at a time!
Make a Personal Gift
Your donation ensures Experiences Canada can continue to open young people’s minds and involve them in a changing world, one experience at a time!
Please note, all donations of $20.00 or more will automatically receive a tax receipt.
A pre-authorized monthly donation is a convenient way to plan your annual gift to Experiences Canada. By becoming a monthly donor, you can make a difference year-round. With your support, we can continue to connect Canadian youth and allow them to discover, to grow, to be heard, and to become Canada’s future leaders – one experience at a time!
Please note, a consolidated tax receipt will be mailed/emailed to you in January of each year.
Celebrate the life of a loved one through a memorial donation or in honour of an extraordinary person in your life, a special anniversary or birthday. You can either make a one-time payment, or provide ongoing support through a monthly gift.
You will have the option of sending an e-card or you can choose a beautiful tribute card, both containing a personalized message and notice of your gift to the honouree or to the family of the loved one.
To make a gift of stock or securities, please contact Rebecca Leikin, Director of Development at Experiences Canada at 1.800.387.3832 x 215 or at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to your transfer of securities. You will be provided with the information required to complete the transfer of your gift.
SUPPORT OUR VIRTUAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Your gift will ensure THIS! Is Canada (Virtual Exchanges) becomes a reality for all youth.
As students & educators continue to express concern about the isolating impact of online learning, finding relevant and engaging ways to use theses technologies to connect Canadian youth together has never been more important! Experiences Canada is committed to ensuring that its programming is accessible across the country. Whether participating through traditional in-school learning, or virtually from the safety of their own homes, your support will enable the design and coordination of a new Virtual Exchanges program that inspires youth to guide each other in an exploration of the history, culture, and daily life in their communities..
COVID-19 has had a profound impact on our programming and know that many families have been severely impacted by the pandemic. Your gift also helps to ensure no youth is left behind due to changes in their family’s financial circumstances, cultural concerns or technological disadvantages.
Please join us in sponsoring a student, a class or by making your donation today!
SPONSOR A STUDENT
Your support will provide the registration costs for one youth
SPONSOR A CLASS
Your support will provide the registration costs for one class / youth group (up to 25 youth)
MAKE YOUR DONATION
Provide a one-time or monthly gift of your choosing
About Your Donations, Where & How They are used
Experiences Canada is a national youth organization that touches the lives of over 5,000 Canadian youth every year. For 85 years, Experiences Canada opens young people’s minds and helps them to see a broader world. We offer transformative learning opportunities accessible to youth across Canada – creating fun, safe, memorable experiences that deepen their connection to their country, enrich personal relationships, and build confidence and skills.
On behalf of the youth, families and educators that we serve, we sincerely thank you for your generosity. Together we continue to bring young Canadians together, to learn from each other, find inspiration, mentorship, and a renewed confidence to become more involved in making a difference in their own communities. The work of Experiences Canada would not be possible without the support of our donors and sponsors. Together we are changing their world, one experience at a time.
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 Exchanges Canada is an enriching educational exchange program that encourages participants to learn and gives them the opportunity to live life changing experiences. Join in supporting the 4,500 youth who participate each year in the Experiences Canada Youth Exchange Program.
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.
Online / Virtual Programming
There will be a time soon when we want our children to confidently go beyond their backyards, their neighbourhoods, and re-engage with the wider world. In the meantime, Experiences Canada is finding new ways to connect young Canadians to one another through online events, youth produced videos and virtual challenges for schools and individuals. We are there to support all the learning needs of our youth – history, Indigenous culture, climate change, mental health & wellness, and other pressing issues that youth are facing today and tomorrow. Whether it be through participating in an online webinar, supporting today’s educators with relevant resources and program materials, Experiences Canada is here to keep them together. We are maintaining connections and continuing conversations to allow Canada’s youth to discover, learn and be heard.
Special Measures Funding
The Special Measures Fund was established for the express purpose of supporting youth who wish to take part in a youth forum or student exchange but may be unable to do so due to reasons beyond their control. As one of the most secure and accessible travel and exchange programs, Experiences Canada is committed to ensuring that no child is left behind due to cultural concerns, economic circumstances, physical challenges / barriers or geographical disadvantages.
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.
The support Experiences Canada has received from our family of corporate partners, through donations, grants, sponsorships and travel bursaries, has profoundly impacted and improved the lives of young people throughout our country. Sponsorship and branding opportunities that highlight our corporate partner’s commitment to making a difference in the lives of young Canadians are available throughout the year.
To discuss your organization’s goals and explore opportunities to partner with Experiences Canada, please contact Rebecca Leikin, Director of Development, 1.800.387.3832 x 215 or at email@example.com
EMPLOYEE GIVING / MATCHING CAMPAIGNS
Many companies have a matching gift program that will double or triple charitable contributions made by their employees. Whether you have five or 500 employees, your company’s participation through an employee matching or giving campaign is a great way to engage your staff around a cause that matters and build a sense of pride among employees. Increase your company’s visibility in the community by designing an employee matching or giving campaign in support of Experiences Canada.
We are so grateful for caring individuals and groups who raise money for Experiences Canada in their own creative way by hosting independent community events. These events include everything from bake sales to golf tournaments.
Are you ready to organize your own fundraising event for Experiences Canada? All it takes is a little creativity, and the desire to make a difference in the lives of Canada’s youth in your own community!
To discuss third-party fundraising opportunities and how we can support you, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Get in Touch. Get Involved.
Please join us in helping to engage, inspire and empower Canada’s youth to become the leaders and citizens of tomorrow. They are worth the investment!