INDIGENOUS PROGRAMS - Outward Bound Canada Outward Bound Canada

“THROUGH MY EXPERIENCES ON THIS COURSE I HAVE NOT ONLY BEEN ABLE TO IMPROVE MY PHYSICAL ABILITY LEVEL BUT I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO REALIZE THINGS LIKE NO CHALLENGE IS TOO BIG, OR I CAN DO ANYTHING I PUT MY MIND TO, OR FINDING THE PERSON WHO I ACTUALLY AM. THIS COURSE HAS NOT ONLY GIVEN ME MENTAL AND PHYSICAL TOOLS THAT WILL LAST ME A LIFETIME, BUT IT HAS GIVEN ME THE TOOLS TO CHANGE MY LIFE TO HOW I WISH.”

- 2012 ALUMNUS, RBC INDIGENOUS YOUTH LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

The Slaight Family Foundation Donates $1 Million To Support Outward Bound Canada's Programs for Indigenous Youth and Adults

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:

  • Community-driven: direction and goals are established by our community partners.
  • Culturally-grounded: built on the particular cultural strengths, traditions and values of the communities we serve.
  • Capacity-building: create lasting value and build capacity for our community partners.
  • Deep collaboration: we aspire to build authentic partnerships that support the long-term development goals of Indigenous communities.

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.

FUNDING FOR PROGRAMS FOR Indigenous YOUTH & ADULTS:

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.

MAJOR SUPPORTERS OF THE INDIGENOUS YOUTH & ADULT PROGRAMS:


  • Toronto Foundation
  • TELUS
  • MarchFifteen Consulting Inc.

TO APPLY FOR AN INDIGENOUS PROGRAM:

If you are interested in applying to our Indigenous Youth Leadership or Adult Program, please contact Krista Hickey, Admissions Coordinator, Indigenous Programs, for more information:

702-170 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1T9
1.888.688.9273 Ext. 235
NEW
AGE
16 > 18
LENGTH
21 days
TYPE
High School Credit Option
COST
Funded
COURSE DATES
Jul 4 - Jul 24, 2017
This course has run for this year.

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.

NEW
AGE
16 > 18
LENGTH
21 days
TYPE
High School Credit Option
COST
Funded
COURSE DATES
Jul 9 - Jul 29, 2017
This course has run for this year.

Learn how to canoe on flat water while working in a team to learn how to make powerful choices that lead to success, how to overcome significant challenges, and how to achieve more than you ever thought possible.

NEW
AGE
19+
LENGTH
18 days
TYPE
Outdoor/Experiential Ed Training
COST
Funded
COURSE DATES
Jun 6 - Jun 23, 2017
This course has run for this year.

Whether you are thinking of a new career or expanding your training, this course focuses on industry craft - ensuring you walk away with top-quality training in outdoor skills and leading adventurous journeys using the Outward Bound process model.
Internship opportunities available.

NEW
AGE
19 > 24
LENGTH
21 days
TYPE
High School Credit Option
COST
Funded
COURSE DATES
Sep 7 - Sep 27, 2017
CLICK TO apply 

If you’re looking for a course that really allows your leadership potential to shine, this course will have you return home ready to take an up-front role in your school, amongst your peers or within your neighbourhood and surrounding community.

NEW
AGE
20+
LENGTH
8 days
TYPE
Women Survivors of Abuse
COST
Funded
COURSE DATES
Aug 30 - Sep 6, 2017
CLICK TO apply  This course is currently full. Please call an Admissions Co-ordinator
at 1-888-688-9273 to be placed on the waiting list for this course.

Working as a team to canoe through beautiful landscapes is an incredible way to bond with other women, reconnect with yourself, and realize your own potential. You may be surprised at all that you are capable of.

NEW
AGE
16 > 19
LENGTH
25 days
TYPE
High School Credit Option
COST
Funded
COURSE DATES
Jul 5 - Jul 29, 2017
This course has run for this year.

If you’re looking for a course that really allows your leadership potential to shine, this course will have you return home ready to take an up-front role in your school, amongst your peers or within your neighbourhood and surrounding community.