Opportunities for Students
Forum for Young Canadians
Encounters with Canada
“At Encounters with Canada, high school students from across our great and diverse country meet others who share similar interests. They learn about careers from seasoned professionals, discover the unique features of our nations’ capital, meet with politicians, ambassadors, athletes and business people and learn more about what it means to be Canadian.”
Age: 14 to 17 year olds Location: Students stay for a week in Ottawa
Students choose from a variety of themes for the week, some examples being Sport and Fitness, Medicine and Health, Democracy and Youth, Science and Ecology, First Responders, Law and our Justice System, Arts and Culture, Vimy: Canada’s Coming of Age and many more.
More info available at: http://www.encounters-rencontres.ca or 1-800-361-0419
Ontario Science Centre School
Spend a semester at The Science Centre. Earn grade 12 math and science credits. In addition to formal learning, students facilitate interactive science activities with Science Centre visitors, assist in the delivery of workshops, and participate in group projects, excursions and more.
Applications due early April for the following school year.
Youth Social Action Retreat – May 10-11, 2019
The Youth Social Action Retreat is an overnight learning experience for carefully selected Grade 11 students. There is no cost to attend this event, but students are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from Renison College at the University of Waterloo. This retreat is intended for grade 11 students who have a Social Science teacher as their reference. Registration due Friday, May 3, 2019. Visit uwaterloo.ca/renison/retreat for more information.
Brock University Scientifically Yours – May 9-10, 2019
A two-day science experience for all students in grades 10 and 11. During the 2 days you will:
-perform hands on science projects
-meet professionals who work in the sciences
-learn about science-related career opportunities & more
SHAD is a summer residential enrichment program for grade 10, 11 and 12 students focused on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) and entrepreneurship. Participants spend the entire month of July living in one of 16 host university campuses across the country and engage in trans formative, experiential learning”. For more info go to https://www.shad.ca/
The SHAD 2019 program will take place in July.
Apply by late November, 2018 at www.shad.ca/appply
Queen’s University – Experience University for a Week!
Students have the opportunity to learn beyond the high school classroom with engaging and challenging courses that motivate them to explore and apply new knowledge. They return to school with renewed energy, an excitement for learning, and ideas for post-secondary and career planning. May 7-10, 2019
Available for grades 9-12. For more information visit the website
More….Queen’s University opportunities
Leadership Training for students from grades 7 to 10, and Queen’s summer Enrichment Experience for students in grades 8-12.
Go to: esu.queensu.ca or call 613-533-3181
Frenchstreet.ca is a database of resources to enhance the curriculum and inspire students to learn French in an interactive and engaging way.
Other opportunities to further your French language skills, including exchanges, excursions & summer programs:
University of Toronto Youth Summer Program
Archaeology Summer Course
Explore the archaeology of southern Ontario and earn 2 high school credits at Claremont Nature Centre, August 9 to 25, 2019. To apply or for more information, visit https://trca.ca/conservation/archaeology/boydfieldschool/