Meet our staff, hear from industry experts and find the answers to some of your most frequently asked questions and maybe even some questions you hadn’t thought to ask. Get to know the staff who work hard behind-the-scenes and the instructors who lead our adventures across the country. Catch a glimpse of some of the stunning landscapes we visit on our expeditions, and discover the impact Outward Bound Canada journeys have on the lives of our Bounders!
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Established in 2008, The Slaight Family Foundation is committed to making a difference. The Foundation is particularly supportive of projects that help at-risk or disadvantaged youth and takes a strategic approach to philanthropy, preferring to fund programs that have a tangible impact on people’s lives and are sustainable and longer term.
Antalya came to Outward Bound looking to complete the Adventurous Journey portion of her Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She set out on the trip apprehensive and unsure of what to expect, having never undertaken a backcountry adventure. “Fear cultivates anxiety and self-doubt that impedes on my ability to take chances and dissuades me from taking risks that could enhance my life,” said Antalya. What she discovered about herself on her five day canoeing expedition in British Columbia’s Samsun Narrows was so much more meaningful.
Outward Bound Canada is thrilled to be working with The Canadian Wildlife Federation as part of their new Canadian Conservation Corps (CCC) initiative, a three-stage program designed to engage young Canadians in their natural and cultural heritage through service, adventure and reflection. We have teamed up with CWF to design and lead the expedition stage, which is intended to help participants learn more about themselves, their peers and the environment around them.
Meet our Mount Kilimanjaro fundraising expedition team members and follow along from home as we share our updates from the field on this eight day trek.
Our climb up Kilimanjaro is an 8-day, 65 km hike which takes us through five different ecosystems; rainforest, heather, moorland, alpine desert and glacial terrain.
JMartha and David Reeve recently returned from their Outward Bound Reach Beyond Fundraising Expedition to Iceland. When asked to recount their experiences and thoughts on the impact of their expedition, they spoke enthusiastically about their trip.
"This trip changed my life and how I will focus my energy back home."
Outward Bound Canada’s Women of Courage Program offers inspiring journeys of adventure, challenge and healing in the Canadian wilderness for women who have experienced violence and/or abuse. We spoke with our Women of Courage coordinator and instructor, Lara Hollway, to learn more about her first-hand experience with the Women of Courage program.