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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Joy is an alumna of our Women of Courage and Veterans' programs. Since completing her first course, Joy has given generously to Outward Bound Canada on Giving Tuesday and through other gifts throughout the year. Here's why Joy is paying it forward:
"I hope to keep contributing whatever I can – everyone deserves the chance to recover from difficult experiences in the healing beauty of the outdoors."
Two time Outward Bound Canada alumna, Maddie, shares her experience on our Northern Ontario Dogsledding Journey and our West Coast Expedition:
"My first Outward Bound trip was an adventure that had a lasting impact on me, so much so that only eight months later, I signed up for my second course. This time, I wanted to push myself to my limit, because I knew that was where I would learn the most."
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.
Meet our Iceland fundraising expedition team members and follow along from home as we share our updates from the field on this seven day trek.
During this expedition we will be hiking from volcanic highlands, past tumbling waterfalls, until finally arriving at the North Atlantic Ocean, and rounding off our trip in Reykjavik.
One of the most commonly asked questions we receive is - "What should I expect?"
While each course is unique and they all vary region to region, there are several common elements on all Outward Bound Canada courses. Jill and Ian from our admissions department got together to break down exactly what an Outward Bound Canada course is all about.
We take several factors into consideration when developing new programs:
These include but aren't always limited to; student interest, program demand, and our drive to continue developing innovative and year-round programming. Using this framework we established new programs in the heart of some of Canada's largest urban centres including Vancouver, Toronto and Hamilton.
Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund scholarship recipient, Haziel, shares his Northern Ontario Flatwater Journey experience:
Haziel was born in Nigeria, but came to Canada from Ghana. After finding out about Outward Bound Canada though Big Brothers Big Sisters Toronto, he seized the opportunity to participate in a wilderness expedition, only his second time ever camping, and see more of Canada during his first summer here.
One of the most frequent questions we receive leading up to our wilderness expeditions is “What should I pack?”
For those planning their own trip this summer, we surveyed some of our instructors from across the country to find out what they recommend as necessary things to pack on a camping, hiking and/or paddling excursion in Canada during the warmer months. Here’s a collection of a few top tips and tricks to get you started.
“Outward Bound Canada matters."
An Outward Bound Canada board member, since 2013 Edyta has also completed two Reach Beyond Expeditions, raising over $40,000 for Outward Bound’s charitable programs. Find out why Edyta and her company, MarchFifteen Consulting Inc., have been generous supporters of the Women of Courage Program.
Hot off the press, our 2017 Impact Report aims to update you, our donors, alumni, and friends – on the progress we’ve made, the lives we’ve impacted, and our ability to achieve what we set out to do.
This Impact Report showcases our mission test, academic studies affiliated with Outward Bound Canada, as well as profiles on our generous and dedicated supporters and program participants.