Press Gallery Archive - Outward Bound Canada Outward Bound Canada


10/2016: Judy Lynne was honoured at this year's Kurt Hahn Award Dinner in Vancouver as a Community Champion. The Coast Reporter shared Judy's story and how she came to found the Neil Falkner Legacy. Read the article >

09/2016: Ottawa resident Leah Nord discusses her preparation to summit Mount Kilimanjaro and the motivation behind taking this journey with Outward Bound Canada’s Reach Beyond program. Read the article >

09/2016: Outdoor challenges including the Loran Scholars trip with Outward Bound Canada provide participants with the self-confidence, educators say, will come from conquering the elements while making new friends. Read the article >

08/2016: The impacts of our scholarships & bursaries program on students from Britannia Secondary in Vancouver are highlighted in this Vancouver Sun article (also included on

08/2016: New York Daily News looks at how summer programs empower youth from Success Academy by offering new ways to learn, including taking on the Rockies with Outward Bound Canada. Read the article >

05/2016: Elena Kataluk joined Outward Bound Canada on March's Reach Beyond expedition to Everest Base Camp, and is the first known Nunavummiut to reach the base camp. Read the article >

03/2016: The Coast Reporter shared information on this year's Neil Falkner Outward Bound legacy, and spoke with Neil's mother, Judy Lynne. Read the article >

02/2016: She Does The City chatted with Outward Bound Canada and Canadian Wildlife Federation's Toronto Region Coordinator Shannon Lyon in advance of her Winter Camping Workshop at Toronto's Evergreen Brick Works. Read the article >

02/2016: Our Reach Beyond Expeditions Coordinator Angus Murray spoke to the Orangeville Banner about his experience being the 50th Canadian to reach the top of Mount Everest. Read the article >

12/2015: Check out this article in the Calgary Herald that explains how Outward Bound Canada taps into healing power of outside!

12/2015: "A night in a tent gives a family a future" - learn more about this initiative by Toronto residents and Outward Bound Canada's involvement by reading the article here.

12/2015: CBC article on Danforth East residents sleeping outside as a fundraiser for Syrian refugees, in equipment donated from Outward Bound Canada. The event was a huge success and you can read more about it here.

10/2015: Learn about our journey to mass advertising and the production of our first PSA in partnership with Grip.

08/2015: A great article in Eco Parent about our Toronto Urban program, check it out or pick up a copy of Eco Parent at a drug store near you by August 10!

07/2015: Great discussion on transformation through the outdoors on Ontario Today, including a call from former Outward Bound Canada instructor Paul Gifford talking about the power of Outward Bound (at minute 39).

07/2015: Thanks to Portage Ontario for sharing the story of their OBC experience in Algonquin Park this past spring.

07/2015: OBC Executive Director Sarah Wiley and Alumnus/Donor Brett Wilson speak about all things OBC and the importance of getting outside and out of your comfort zone with Donna McElligott on CBC Radio One Calgary's Alberta@Noon.

05/2015: Congrats to this awesome Toronto Beaches teen who eared the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Silver Award, and went on one of our Toronto Urban Expeditions to help make it happen. Read more here

04/2015: Outward Bound Canada's Dare to Leap event in Vancouver on April 16th was an amazing day with so many wondering OBC supporters. Check out some of the coverage from the event here: 

04/2015: Outward Bound alumnus and Dragon of Dragon's Den Brett Wilson shares the story of his OBC experience in 1977 and why the organization is so near and dear to his heart.

04/2015: Thanks to Miss604 for a great preview of what people can expect from our Dare to Leap fundraising event at Vancouver's Shaw Tower.

03/2015: Check out this great profile from Shaw TV of our Vancouver urban programs and find out how youth participation in Outward Bound can help to change lives and build confidence in young people who need it.

02/2015: Check out this article from Upper Canada College on old boy Bill Eglie's recent trek up Kilimanjaro with his wife Leslie! If you're interested in learning more about our next Kilimanjaro trek click here.

02/2015 Spotlight on OBC's Veterans Program in True Patriot Love News.

02/2015: Wonderful article in the Rocky Mountain Outlook on Outward Bound Canada's SAGE program for First Nation students in Alberta.

09/2014: A great article by OBC's Nevin Harper in the September issue of Pathways titled "Contact with Nature and Community Building at Outward Bound Canada." 

09/2014: The Ecopsychology Journal has published this great article on our Veterans' Program, Veterans and the Outward Bound Experience: An Evaluation of Impact and Meaning.  This article was a collaborative project by OBC's National Research Coordinator for the Research Advisory Committee, Nevin Harper; OBC supporter and former staff, Julian Norris; and OBC's current Veterans' Program Manager Marc D'Astous. What a great piece!

09/2014: OBC's 2014 Annual Lecture Contributing Sponsor, Gowlings, have published a great piece about our 2014 event with Joseph Boyden.  Read it here.

07/2014: A great article in the Parkhill Gazette about Outward Bound Canada's recent partnership with our friends at Anago.  

07/2014: OBC was featured in a great piece at Evergreen Brick Works by Accessible Media. Check out the video here

06/2014: A great article in the Toronto Star from our friends at the Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund and showcasing our programming with Portage, "Fresh Air Fund: Portage centre program gave teenager hope for happiness."

05/2014: OBC board member John Gulak has launched a new book, Sick to Death of the Silence. Check out this article in the Calgary Herald (which also mentions OBC and Kili 2012 alumna Cindy Radu).

05/2014: OBC Participant Tyler Slauenwhite turned his life around after his course. Read how Outward Bound Canada and Portage Ontario helped Tyler through his transition in this Toronto Star artcile.

05/2014: Thanks to the generous support of the Horne Family Charitable Foundation, 15 students (plus a few of their teachers) from the UK will travel to Canada for the experience of a lifetime, an Outward Bound Canada course. Click here to read this article about one of these Horne participants, Ben Thurman.