Although designed for anyone to take, Outward Bound programs have the greatest impact for those facing a transition in their life. For some, that might be a career change, a new relationship, adjusting to high school or preparing to graduate. However, many Canadians face difficult transitions of a different kind. These vulnerable populations include veterans struggling with post traumatic stress disorder, women re-building self-confidence after exiting an abusive relationship, Aboriginal youth grappling with their identity while adjusting to high school, or youth at risk lacking direction in their lives and needing to overcome feelings of frustration, anxiety and/or fear.
Supporting those who have experienced trauma or crisis or who otherwise face significant challenge in their lives is at the core of Outward Bound Canada’s mission. Our charitable programs – including our Veterans’, Women of Courage, Aboriginal and Youth-At-Risk Programs – provide participants with the challenges and supports they need to build resilience, helping them to transition from a "place of crisis" to a "position of strength."
To ensure that those who need them most can access our life-changing programs, Outward Bound Canada relies on the generous support of individual donors, corporations, foundations and the incredible efforts of our Reach Beyond Expedition teams. Participants challenge themselves, reach new heights and explore new territory – physically, emotionally and spiritually – while, at the same time, raising funds for Outward Bound’s charitable programs. These unique expeditions offer participants the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others while at the same time experiencing the adventure of a lifetime!
For more information, please contact our Reach Beyond Expeditions team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congrats to Elena Kataluk, who participated in Outward Bound Canada's Reach Beyond Expedition in March 2016 and became the first known Nunavummiut to reach Everest Base Camp! Read the article about Elena's adventure >
Challenge yourself and reach new heights along this classic Alpine circuit that has beckoned climbers for centuries. Experience the journey of a lifetime all while raising funds in support of Outward Bound Canada's charitable programs.
Join Outward Bound Canada as we climb Mt. Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere. Guided by Laurie Skreslet, the first Canadian to summit Everest, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to quite literally take yourself to new heights.
On this expedition you have the chance to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, which, at 19,340ft, is the world’s highest freestanding mountain. Outward Bound Canada’s Reach Beyond Fundraising Expeditions are a unique opportunity for you to achieve something incredible while making a difference in the lives of others.
Have the unique experience of paddling the Nahanni River, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that attracts visitors from around the world for its spectacular scenery. Outward Bound Canada’s Reach Beyond Fundraising Expeditions are a unique opportunity for you to achieve something incredible while making a difference.