“THROUGH MY EXPERIENCES ON THIS COURSE I HAVE NOT ONLY BEEN ABLE TO IMPROVE MY PHYSICAL ABILITY LEVEL BUT I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO REALIZE THINGS LIKE NO CHALLENGE IS TOO BIG, OR I CAN DO ANYTHING I PUT MY MIND TO, OR FINDING THE PERSON WHO I ACTUALLY AM. THIS COURSE HAS NOT ONLY GIVEN ME MENTAL AND PHYSICAL TOOLS THAT WILL LAST ME A LIFETIME, BUT IT HAS GIVEN ME THE TOOLS TO CHANGE MY LIFE TO HOW I WISH.”

- 2012 ALUMNUS, RBC ABORIGINAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

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:

  • Community-driven: direction and goals are established by our community partners.
  • Culturally-grounded: built on the particular cultural strengths, traditions and values of the communities we serve.
  • Capacity-building: create lasting value and build capacity for our community partners.
  • Deep collaboration: we aspire to build authentic partnerships that support the long-term development goals of Aboriginal communities.

FUNDING FOR PROGRAMS FOR ABORIGINAL YOUTH/YOUNG ADULTS:

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:

702-170 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1T9
1.866.688.9273 Ext. 211

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.

AGE
11+
LENGTH
1 day +
TYPE
Available Year-Round
COST
Varies
COURSE DATES
Please contact us for more information.

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.

AGE
11+
LENGTH
4-5 days +
TYPE
Summer or Winter
COST
Varies
COURSE DATES
Please contact us for more information.

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.