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Opportunities for Students

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:

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. 

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 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 yours


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

The SHAD 2020 program will take place in July.

Apply by late November at

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: or call 613-533-3181

Learn French! 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

The Youth Summer Program (YSP) was established in 2008 and every summer students from across North America and around the world are offered an exclusive glimpse into the world of Medicine and Law.  YSP takes place in the months of July and August at the downtown St. George campus of U of T.  For more information, such as program content, dates and fee, please visit the website at

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