Registration Closed
Age 20+
Program Type Indigenous Women Survivors of Abuse
Duration 8 days
Location Northern Ontario
Indigenous Territories Traditional territory of the Anishnaabeg - Community of Dokis First Nation
Courses / Indigenous Women Of Courage

Indigenous Women Of Courage

Working as a team to canoe through beautiful landscapes is an incredible way to bond with other women, reconnect with yourself, and realize your own potential. You may be surprised at all that you are capable of.

This course is open to any women who identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit.

Indigenous Women Of Courage canoe
Indigenous Women Of Courage sunset

Your Inner Journey

Designed to provide a physically and emotionally safe environment in which to thrive, Women of Courage expeditions can provide a catalyst for powerful growth and change. On this Indigenous Women of Courage canoe expedition, you will work as a team to navigate this beautiful landscape while you bond with other Indigenous women participants who have experienced violence and abuse. Paddling the river is a reflective experience, where you will be able to leave the worries of home behind as you focus on the open water ahead of you and take in all that surrounds you. You will walk away from this experience realizing how far you have come, feeling more at peace and empowered with the self-confidence and resilience to move forward from a place of strength and encouragement.


An Outward Bound expedition is not a guided trip, it is an immersive experience led by you and your group. In addition to the personal journey that you undergo, you will also learn the foundations of minimal impact camping, packing for canoe expeditions, mindfulness practices, flatwater canoeing, portaging, navigation and orienteering. Your course also includes a solo experience, where you will put your newfound skills into practice under the supervision of our skilled instructional team. Often described as the most transformative part of the experience, your solo also gives you the space to reflect on earlier conversations, absorb important realizations and let go of how we perceive ourselves – leaving you faced only with your true self, and coming to love and appreciate who you really are.

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