Outward Bound Canada’s programs for Aboriginal youth and young adults combine the philosophy of Outward Bound with the values and teachings reflected in Canadian Aboriginal cultures and communities. For more than 25 years, Outward Bound Canada has worked with various Aboriginal communities and organizations to help develop inspiring and valuable programs. Outward Bound’s programs for Aboriginal youth are guided by the following principles:
Our Aboriginal Youth Leadership Scholarship is designed to offer Aboriginal youth and young adults a unique opportunity to participate in Outward Bound Canada’s National Youth Leadership Scholarship Program. This scholarship provides Aboriginal youth with the chance to join other young leaders from different cultural backgrounds and lived experiences from across Canada on an extended wilderness-based leadership expedition; to learn more about themselves and each other; and to further develop their leadership capacity.
If you are an Aboriginal youth or young adult and are interested in applying to our Aboriginal Youth Leadership Scholarship Program please contact Mary Campbell, Scholarships & Bursaries Coordinator, for more information:
Funding for our programs for Aboriginal youth and young adults is provided through the generous support of private donors and several committed corporate and foundation partners.
If you are interested in developing a custom program for a group of Aboriginal youth within your community please contact our National Director of Operations, Brendan Madden, by email or phone: 1 888 688-9273, ext. 213, and he will connect you with the appropriate program manager.
Our Urban Programs integrate our well-developed methodology and educational philosophy with your values and objectives in order to serve youth and adults who need support or who may benefit from an adventurous experiential education, close to home.
Our Custom Wilderness Programs create an environment where people can learn about themselves without the distractions of home – so that they really see themselves, and come to understand their full potential, often for the first time in their lives.