Youth Access Fund - Outward Bound Canada Outward Bound Canada


ABOUT THE YOUTH ACCESS FUND:

Outward Bound Canada's Youth Access Fund was created to remove financial barriers so that youth across Canada can access Outward Bound Canada’s life-transforming programs and realize their full potential.

You are eligible to apply if you:

  • Are between 12 and 25 years old
  • Currently reside in Canada
  • Fit into the household income criteria scale, which can be found in the Youth Access Fund Application
  • Are motivated to attend the course!

There is no deadline to apply - applications are processed on a first-come, first served basis as long as funds are available. First time applicants receive priority!

How to apply

  • Choose your course (see a selection of options below)
  • Read the Youth Access Fund Application and determine if you are eligible to apply
  • Fill out the form associated with the course
  • Submit your completed Youth Access Fund Application to Mary Campbell at mary_campbell@outwardbound.ca
  • Click here to download our Fundraising Toolkit - fundraising for your course is encouraged, and fun!

FUNDING FOR INDIGENOUS YOUTH:

Do you identify as First Nations, Métis, or Inuit? You can also apply for our RBC Future Launch Leadership Award for Indigenous Youth or our Programs for Indigenous Youth.


THE YOUTH ACCESS FUND CAN BE APPLIED TO MANY OF OUR COURSES! SEE SOME OF OUR POPULAR COURSES BELOW:

AGE
16 > 18
LENGTH
21 days
TYPE
High School Credit Option
COST
5,349 + tax
COURSE DATES
Jul 4 - Jul 24, 2019
CLICK TO register  3 spaces available, register today!
Aug 5 - Aug 25, 2019
CLICK TO register  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.

Sea kayak, surf and camp along the beautiful, clear blue waters of Vancouver Island's west coast. This stunning environment, a UNESCO biosphere reserve, is an incredible teacher and you will come away from this course having learned 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.

AGE
16 > 19
LENGTH
32 days
TYPE
High School Credit Option
COST
5,699 + tax
COURSE DATES
Jul 2 - Aug 2, 2019
CLICK TO register  1 spaces available, register today!

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.

AGE
16 > 18
LENGTH
21 days
TYPE
High School Credit Option
COST
4,719 + tax
COURSE DATES
Jul 3 - Jul 23, 2019
CLICK TO register  3 spaces available, register today!
Aug 10 - Aug 30, 2019
CLICK TO register  1 spaces available, register today!

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.

AGE
14 > 15
LENGTH
17 days
TYPE
High School Credit Option
COST
3,769 + tax
COURSE DATES
Aug 2 - Aug 18, 2019
CLICK TO register 

The word adventure is practically synonymous with the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Let this breathtaking natural landscape inspire you each day as you challenge yourself and learn more about who you are and what you have to offer. Travel the Rockies and take on new experiences that will leave a lasting imprint on your life.

AGE
16 > 18
LENGTH
21 days
TYPE
High School Credit Option
COST
4,719 + tax
COURSE DATES
Jul 9 - Jul 29, 2019
CLICK TO register  1 spaces available, register today!
Aug 4 - Aug 24, 2019
CLICK TO register  4 spaces available, register today!

Discover something new about yourself. Take away something inspiring and personal. Gain skills, training and unforgettable experiences that will give you the confidence to achieve even more in your life. This and much more awaits on Rocky Mountain Discovery.

AGE
12 > 18
LENGTH
4 nights
TYPE
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Option
COST
779 + tax
COURSE DATES
Jul 8 - Jul 12, 2019
(AGES 12 - 15)
CLICK TO register  1 spaces available, register today!
Jul 15 - Jul 19, 2019
(AGES 15 - 18)
CLICK TO register 
Jul 22 - Jul 26, 2019
(AGES 12 - 18)
CLICK TO register  4 spaces available, register today!
Jul 29 - Aug 2, 2019
(AGES 12 - 15)
CLICK TO register  6 spaces available, register today!
Aug 12 - Aug 16, 2019
(AGES 15 - 18)
CLICK TO register  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.
Aug 19 - Aug 23, 2019
(AGES 12 - 15)
CLICK TO register  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.

This 5-day, 4 night course will introduce you to new adventures in the outdoors and start you on an inspiring journey to help you to realize all that you are capable of. Climb, canoe, camp, explore who you are and challenge yourself all right within Toronto.

AGE
15 > 18
LENGTH
5 days
TYPE
Duke of Edinburgh's Award Option
COST
779 + tax
COURSE DATES
Aug 12 - Aug 16, 2019
(AGES 12 - 15)
CLICK TO register  6 spaces available, register today!

This 5-day, 4 night course will introduce you to new adventures in the outdoors and start you on an inspiring journey to help you to realize all that you are capable of. Climb, canoe, camp, explore who you are and challenge yourself all within the Hamilton region.

AGE
16 > 18
LENGTH
21 days
TYPE
High School Credit Option
COST
4,719 + tax
COURSE DATES
Please contact us for more information.

Paddle and portage your way around and through rapid after rapid in the historic James Bay region, while getting the leadership training and confidence to achieve more than ever when you return to your life at home.