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Youth Access Fund


Outward Bound Canada’s Youth Access Fund was created so that all youth, regardless of their financial situation, can access our life-transforming programs and realize their full potential. The Youth Access Fund acts as a subsidy that goes towards the tuition for most of our courses listed in our “Course Finder”.

Eligibility: You are eligible to apply if you:

  • Are between 12 and 25 years old
  • Currently reside in Canada
  • Fit into the household income criteria scale, which can be found in the Youth Access Fund Application
  • Are motivated to attend the course!

There is no deadline to apply – applications are processed on a first-come, first served basis as long as funds are available. First time applicants receive priority!

How to Apply:

  • Choose your course (check out our Course Finder for options)
  • Read the Youth Access Fund Application and determine if you are eligible to apply
  • Fill out the form associated with the course
  • Submit your completed Youth Access Fund Application to Mary Campbell at
  • Click here to download our Fundraising Toolkit – fundraising for your course is encouraged, and fun!


Mary Campbell, Admissions Manager – Funded Programs

1-888-688-9273 ext. 211

Thank you to the following Donors and Collaborators of the Youth Access Fund:

  • The Peter Cundill Foundation
  • The Stuart Horne Bursary
  • The Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund
  • The W. Brett Wilson Award
  • Owen Hosford Scholarship Fund
  • The Neil Falkner Scholarship Fund
  • Feet in the Forest Scholarship
  • Edmonton Community Foundation
  • Vancouver Foundation
  • C.M. Odette Philanthropic Foundation
  • Mark Taylor Legacy Fund
  • Tarlee Enterprises Ltd.
  • The Burke Family Jacob Ross Clemens Foundation