Opportunities for Students
Military Co-op Information & Registration Night
Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: St. James Catholic High School, 57 Victoria Road North, Guelph – Learning Commons (Library)
Who: Upper Grand & Wellington CDSB students who will be 16 by February 1 of 2021 or older, who are interested in the Military Co-op, which will take place semester 2 of 2020/2021 school year. Students under 18 years of age require a parent present to complete the application process.
Why: To gain information in a session led by Sergeant Pembleton, the co-op liaison in the Forces, to better understand key dates and application/registration process, and to apply.
Bring: 1. Official school transcript – to confirm 15 credits will be earned before placement starts
2. Photo ID (not Health Card)
3. Birth certificate or passport – proof of Canadian citizenship
Guelph Fire Department – Co-op
In Semester 2, the Guelph Fire Department offers a 9 week full day, firefighter recruitment training co-op program for selected students. Spaces are limited and will be offered according to qualifications and interview results. Make a guidance appointment for more information. Applications due October 20th.
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) – Co-op
In Semester 2 and through the summer to end of August, selected students have an opportunity to pursue a full day co-op program with the IBEW in Guelph. Students who complete the program may be signed to an electrical apprenticeship in late August. Make a guidance appointment for more information. Click here for application.
Government of Canada #Rising Youth Community Service Grants
Grants for young people (15-30 years of age) who are inspired with ideas and ready to take action through youth-led community service grants. $250 for simple ideas. $1, 500 quarterly for projects that involve a larger group of people. Deadline: September 30. More information: https://risingyouth.ca/
Legislative Assembly of Ontario Youth Arts Program
Ontarians aged 12-18 are invited to display works of art throughout the Legislative Building from December through March. Artworks consists of a variety of media including photography, sculptures, ceramics and pottery, ink, pencil, acrylic, oil and watercolour. Applications accepted from September 10-October 15. Click here for more information.
House of Commons Page Program
Each year, 40 students graduating from high schools are selected from across Canada to participate in the Page Program. Pages are undergraduate students who are registered as full-time students at one of the four universities in the National Capital Region. They work on a part-time basis during their first year of study. Students must have obtained an average of at least 80% in grade 11, be able to orally communicate fluently in both french and english. This is a paid work term. Click here for more information. Applications due November 11.
Globe and Mail Junior Journalist Contest
Are you passionate about mental well-being and health? Are you a budding journalist, or interested in learning more about journalism? If so, then WE, in collaboration with The Globe and Mail, want to hear from you! Click here for more information. Deadline: January 10, 2020.
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
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. Visit uwaterloo.ca/renison/retreat for more information.
Brock University Scientifically Yours
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 and 11 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 2020 program will take place in July.
Apply by late November at www.shad.ca/apply
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.
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. To apply or for more information, visit https://trca.ca/conservation/archaeology/boydfieldschool/