Knowing the Risks
Since 1941 Outward Bound has had policies and procedures to manage and mitigate risk on our programs. Risks posed by traveling in our program areas are controlled and reduced through practices supporting these policies and procedures.
At Outward Bound Canada (OBC), students are deliberately encouraged to take part in activities containing inherent and unfamiliar risks that are not part of their normal life. As an organization our role is to use perceived and real risks as teaching tools to build self confidence, resilience and leadership skills. Our risk management policies and procedures have been devised to minimize accident potential and attain OBC’s overall risk management objectives and are set forth in our National Risk Management Policy.