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Outward Bound Canada imagines a vibrant outdoor industry that represents the diversity of Canada, and is accessible to everyone.

Funded by the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiatives Program, the Outward Bound Canada Training Academy for Outdoor Professionals (the “Training Academy”) will recruit and train a new generation of outdoor leaders!

Established in 2022, the Training Academy will deliver inclusive training across Canada through an innovative combination of centre-based workshops and outdoor expeditions.

Through participation in this program, you will develop social and emotional competencies and technical skills that are especially relevant in the Canadian outdoor job market, and will serve you no matter where your career takes you.

We strongly encourage BIPOC and 2SLGBTQ+ communities to sign-up!

Developing Canada’s next generation of outdoor leaders

What we offer:

  • Free training that addresses the skill gaps in the outdoor sector
  • Program design to match different experience levels
  • Ongoing mentoring and career support for one year post-program
  • Programs that will be offered across Canada
  • Programming geared toward individuals who are 18+ interested in pursuing a career in the outdoor sector

Programs Locations:

  • Alberta
  • Atlantic Canada
  • British Columbia
  • Ontario

Program Start Times:

  • Spring
  • Fall

“The Training Academy provided incredible professional development that I will be able to utilize in all aspects of my outdoor career.”

“The trainers and the coaches at the Training Academy were very knowledgeable and supportive.”

“It was incredible to learn from everyone in the Training Academy and form lasting friendships along the way.”

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