Outward Bound courses provide life-transforming experiences, especially for people who are recovering from trauma or facing a major transition in their lives.

Our specialized charitable programs funded by individual donations, grants and OBC fundraising initiatives ensure that those who have the potential to benefit most from an Outward Bound experience have the opportunity to do so.
YOUTH
AT RISK
OBC has a long history of working with 'at-risk' youth to help them stay in school and turn away from self-destructive behaviours. Our carefully orchestrated wilderness expeditions and urban programs take young people out of their comfort zone into situations that awaken self-discovery, self-reliance and a connection with others.
WOMEN OF COURAGE
These courses offer women survivors of violence and/or abuse the opportunity to experience adventure in the Canadian wilderness with other women who share a common history.

By providing the appropriate challenges and supports within a restorative natural setting, this unique program helps Women of Courage to transition from a position of crisis to a place of strength.
MILITARY
VETERANS
Many military men and women struggle with the lingering physical and mental impacts of their experiences. OBC's week-long wilderness expeditions for veterans are life-affirming experiences, specially designed to help soldiers face their challenges with renewed confidence.
ABORIGINAL
YOUTH
For over 25 years, OBC has partnered with Aboriginal communities across Canada to co-create dynamic expeditions in the Canadian wilderness in order to help Aboriginal youth reconnect with their culture and discover their personal and leadership capacity. We also offer innovative community-based and urban programs for Aboriginal youth, focused on both cultural re-connection and high-school retention.