The Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada is a three-week exchange for Canadian students and adult mentors to visit the United States. The goals are to promote mutual understanding between the United States and Canada, increase leadership skills, and position youth to make a difference in their communities. Applications are competitive. No cost to apply. All travel expenses are covered by the Youth Ambassadors Program. If this sounds interesting, click on the link to find out more and to apply!
Travel • Work • LearnOdyssey is a full-time work experience that gives you the opportunity to travel Canada, make a difference in the lives of others, and share your culture.
An innovative leadership program, focusing on science technology and entrepreneur-ship. Any senior high school student, grade 11 or 12 that is highly creative and motivated with good interpersonal skillsl with an excellent academic record (esp. sciences, maths, and technology).
Language Learning Programs, Academic and University preparation programs, Cultural Exchange Programs.
Explore is a five-week intensive French-immersion bursary program that is offered during the spring or summer for people with any skill level in French. Students will discover another region of Canada while learning French in classes adapted to your language level. Through classroom instructions, workshops, sociocultural activities, and field trips, students will not only improve their language skills, but discover the culture of a new region as well, all while exploring, meeting new people from across the country, and exchanging ideas in a stimulating environment perfect for learning the French language.
The Canadian Education Exchange Foundation
3 month international exchanges as well as summer programs to France, Switzerland or Spain.
Prime Minister's Youth Council
The Prime Minister’s Youth Council is a group of young Canadians who provide non-partisan advice to the Prime Minister and the Government of Canada on issues of importance to them and to all Canadians. Listening to young people about issues that matter to them is an important commitment of the government. As Minister of Youth, the Prime Minister wants to hear directly from young people. The Prime Minister’s Youth Council is one mechanism to support this dialogue.
Youth Council members meet both online and in person several times a year to discuss issues that matter to their peers, their community, and their country. They interact with each other outside of meetings to discuss ideas and upcoming activities, and to talk with their peers about issues that matter most to them. There may also be opportunities to engage with local and national organizations, meet with policy makers and decision-makers like Cabinet Ministers, and attend public events.
ASSE - International Student Exchange Programs
One of the oldest and largest international student exchange organizations.
AFS Interculture Canada
International non-profit organization dedicated to global understanding and community involvement through quality international programs for youth and for adults.
Queen's University's Summer Engineering Academy Program
QSEA and QSEA Jr. presents students with a broad engineering overview, using lab facilities and thought-provoking projects to inform and engage students without being technically overwhelming. The team-based design projects involve collaboration, leadership, communication, creativity, and critical thinking. These are based on the same concepts and methodologies Queen’s Engineering students study.
Department of Enrichment Studies
Queen's University's Department of Enrichment Studies.
University of Toronto Summer Mentorship Program
The Summer Mentorship Program (SMP) gives high school students of Indigenous or African ancestry a chance to explore health sciences at the University of Toronto over four weeks in July.
Ontario Science Centre School
Learn new skills and enhance those you already have by attending one of these programs specially prepared for Ontario educators.
Ontario Educational Leadership Centre
The Ontario Educational Leadership Centre, as a partner within the educational community, provides students and other participants with a unique opportunity to develop and enhance their personal and leadership skills.
Katimavik offers young Canadians an exciting experience that incorporates learning and volunteer involvement. It is Canada's leading national youth volunteer-service program.
Appleby College is a non-profit co-educational independent school for students in Grades 7 to 12, located in Oakville, Ontario.
Discover Year is a structured one-year career and leadership development program that helps young adults build essential skills through experiential learning, mentorship and interactive education
GAP Year with Lattitude Global Volunteering
GAP is an educational, not-for-profit organisation.
Lattitude Global Volunteering, formerly Gap Activity Projects, is the original gap year charity specialising in volunteering for 17-25 year-olds.
Forum for Young Canadians
This one-week program brings together 500 senior students from across Canada to Ottawa to learn first hand about our country and its leaders, about the machinery of government, and about what it means to be Canadian.
Study and Go Abroad
Studyandgoabroad.com is the ‘go to’ site for students, primarily in Canada, who are researching options for further studies abroad, or considering a volunteer program, learning a language, working abroad or taking an international internship.
Encounters with Canada
A one-week program of Canadian studies held at the Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre in Ottawa for 15-17 year-old students from across Canada.
Outward Bound Canada
Using the wilderness as the classroom, Outward Bound seeks to develop self confidence, care and respect for others, responsibility to community and concern for the environment.
Explore Aviation Summer CampThis summer, 24 young men and 24 young women will have the chance to explore exciting career choices in aviation, and at NAV CANADA as an air traffic controller, flight service specialist, electronics technologist, engineer and more. Their mission: one week of learning, fun and friendship with a focus on aviation. This all-expenses-paid camp uses hands-on learning to give you the chance to explore exciting careers that will empower you to soar to success after graduation!