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Age 20+
Duration 8 days
Location French River
Options Women Survivors of Abuse
Courses / Northern Ontario Women of Courage – Flatwater Canoeing

Northern Ontario Women of Courage – Flatwater Canoeing

Outward Bound Canada’s Women of Courage program is a wilderness expedition for women who have been on a healing path that follows a self-acknowledged experience of abuse. The programs are made up of a group of up to eight women, accompanied by two female instructors. You will work together to explore and navigate the beautiful landscape surrounding you, connecting with the land, with fellow Women of Courage, and with yourself.

** Please note that due to COVID-19 protocols, you may only register for a course in your province of residence.


Participants with a wide range of physical and mental fitness have successfully completed an Outward Bound Canada course. Our programs are designed for the reasonably fit, regularly active individual with a stable mental fitness and strategies to overcome challenges. It is important to know that the better shape you’re in, the more comfortable you will be on expedition. Our courses are physically demanding and a certain amount of preparation will ensure that you are overall comfortable on the course.

While many participants find a Women of Courage course to be a therapeutic experience, it is important to know that we are not a therapy program and our instructors are not healthcare professionals. This program is designed to be challenging and can, at times, be stressful. It is intended for women who are not currently in a state of crisis or transition, but have progressed through their own personal healing and are ready to challenge themselves in a new setting. It is an opportunity to draw upon and expand the inner resources that have been built through the duration of their healing process and it is important to bring coping strategies they have developed over time to face any stress or challenges that will arise.

Group of people holding canoe and kayak paddles over head
Four red canoes on a lake
Group holding their hands up

Have the adventure of a lifetime and become the best version of yourself.