Outward Bound Canada is excited to announce that it has received significant funding from The Slaight Family Foundation to support growth of our programs for Indigenous youth and adults over the next several years! This funding will support the expansion of Outward Bound Canada's Indigenous Youth Leadership program, as well as the development of a Women of Courage program and Instructor Development Program for Indigenous adults. Further information on these programs will be available in spring of 2017. Thank you to The Slaight Family Foundation for this generous gift that will help to bring the transformative power of Outward Bound Canada to even more Indigenous peoples in 2017. Read the release >
Outward Bound Canada’s programs for Indigenous youth and young adults combine the philosophy of Outward Bound with the values and teachings reflected in Canadian Indigenous cultures and communities. For more than 25 years, Outward Bound Canada has worked with various Indigenous communities and organizations to help develop inspiring and valuable programs. Outward Bound’s programs for Indigenous youth and adults are guided by the following principles:
In 2017, building on a few long-standing donors’ support, and with a substantial investment from The Slaight Family Foundation, we are excited to expand our Indigenous programming with the launch of a National Indigenous Youth Leadership Program. By coordinating our expanded Indigenous leadership programs under an articulated national vision – one that includes the training of young Indigenous leaders as Outward Bound instructors and the hiring of a full-time Indigenous program manager – and by measuring the outcomes through an evaluation tool customized for this program, our intent is to significantly increase the scope and impact of our programming for Indigenous youth across Canada. In addition, our impactful Women of Courage program will be expanded to offer a wilderness program specifically for Indigenous women.
Our programs for Indigenous youth and adults are designed to offer a unique opportunity for individuals to participate in Outward Bound Canada adventures across the country. These programs provide Indigenous youth and adults with the chance to join their peers for transformational experiences geared towards bringing about positive change in their own lives.
If you are interested in applying to our Indigenous Youth Leadership Scholarship Program or Indigenous Women of Courage Program, please contact Krista Hickey, Admissions Coordinator, Indigenous Programs, for more information:
Funding for our programs for Indigenous youth and young adults is provided through the generous support of private donors and several committed corporate and foundation partners.
Explore the Bay of Fundy area by kayak and on foot while learning how to work effectively with a group, how to feel empowered in your interactions with others, and how to be a fair and powerful leader.
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Internship opportunities available.
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