Media Archive

Media Archive

10/2019: Truro Teen Julia Deuville wins silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award by going to an Outward Bound Canada expedition. Read the article >

08/2019: Outward Bound Canada wilderness instructor, Jim Flom, talks about the benefits of being out in nature. Read the article >

08/2019: Outward Bound participant Suzanne Venuta spoke with Comox Valley Record about her upcoming trip on our Tour du Mont Blanc Reach Beyond Expedition! Read the article >

05/2018: Executive Director Sarah Wiley spoke with host Angelo Viola in an interview on Outdoor Journal Radio, where the two discussed OBC’s history and current programs in Canada. Listen to the podcast >

10/2017: OBC partners with Treaty 4 to build land-based learning with Indigenous teachers. Watch the video >

08/2017: For over three years, CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures has joined forces with Outward Bound Canada to help bring veterans together in the outdoors, and facilitate lasting, positive change. Read the article >

08/2017: Why ten days of kayaking with chronic pain was the best choice I ever made. Read the article >

07/2017: For siblings Lara and Jonathan Hollway, a paddle in the hand is one of the most powerful tools in the world. Read the article >

07/2017: ACA Member Feature: Outward Bound Canada. Read the article >

03/2017: The Slaight Family Foundation has pledged more than $12 million over five years to 15 not-for-profit organizations working to improve the physical, mental and social lives of Canada’s Indigenous populations from childhood through adulthood. Read the article >

03/2017: The Slaight Family Foundation announced their donation of $12-million over five years to 15 non-profit organizations that are engaged with Indigenous communities in Canada. Read the article >

01/2017: Students in the West Vancouver school district will soon be heading out of the classroom and into the outdoors in partnership with Outward Bound Canada. Read the article >

01/2017: Stuart Horne Bursary recipient and Ark Boulton student, Anna Khan, talks about her experience on her Outward Bound Canada expedition in British Columbia. Read the article >

12/2016: Our Executive Director, Sarah Wiley discusses how Outward Bound Canada is helping participants learn about themselves and connect with the great outdoors. Listen to the podcast >

11/2016: Outward Bound’s Veterans programs are profiled in the Globe and Mail’s list of services that exist outside the military to aid ill and wounded veterans. Read the article >

10/2016: Judy Lynne was honoured at this year’s Kurt Hahn Award Dinner in Vancouver as a Community Champion. The Coast Reporter shared Judy’s story and how she came to found the Neil Falkner Legacy. Read the article >

09/2016: Outdoor challenges including the Loran Scholars trip with Outward Bound Canada provide participants with the self-confidence, educators say, will come from conquering the elements while making new friends. Read the article >

08/2016: The impacts of our scholarships & bursaries program on students from Britannia Secondary in Vancouver are highlighted in this Vancouver Sun article (also included on

08/2016: New York Daily News looks at how summer programs empower youth from Success Academy by offering new ways to learn, including taking on the Rockies with Outward Bound Canada. Read the article >

05/2016: Elena Kataluk joined Outward Bound Canada on March’s Reach Beyond expedition to Everest Base Camp, and is the first known Nunavummiut to reach the base camp. Read the article >

03/2016: The Coast Reporter shared information on this year’s Neil Falkner Outward Bound legacy, and spoke with Neil’s mother, Judy Lynne. Read the article >

02/2016: She Does The City chatted with Outward Bound Canada and Canadian Wildlife Federation’s Toronto Region Coordinator Shannon Lyon in advance of her Winter Camping Workshop at Toronto’s Evergreen Brick Works. Read the article >

02/2016: Our Reach Beyond Expeditions Coordinator Angus Murray spoke to the Orangeville Banner about his experience being the 50th Canadian to reach the top of Mount Everest. Read the article >

12/2015: Check out this article in the Calgary Herald that explains how Outward Bound Canada taps into healing power of outside!

12/2015: “A night in a tent gives a family a future” – learn more about this initiative by Toronto residents and Outward Bound Canada’s involvement by reading the article here.

12/2015: CBC article on Danforth East residents sleeping outside as a fundraiser for Syrian refugees, in equipment donated from Outward Bound Canada. The event was a huge success and you can read more about it here.

10/2015: Learn about our journey to mass advertising and the production of our first PSA in partnership with Grip.

07/2015: Thanks to Portage Ontario for sharing the story of their OBC experience in Algonquin Park this past spring.

07/2015: OBC Executive Director Sarah Wiley and Alumnus/Donor Brett Wilson speak about all things OBC and the importance of getting outside and out of your comfort zone with Donna McElligott on CBC Radio One Calgary’s Alberta@Noon.

05/2015: Congrats to this awesome Toronto Beaches teen who eared the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Silver Award, and went on one of our Toronto Urban Expeditions to help make it happen. Read more here.

04/2015: Outward Bound Canada’s Dare to Leap event in Vancouver on April 16th was an amazing day with so many wondering OBC supporters. Check out some of the coverage from the event here:

04/2015: Thanks to Miss604 for a great preview of what people can expect from our Dare to Leap fundraising event at Vancouver’s Shaw Tower.

03/2015: Check out this great profile from Shaw TV of our Vancouver urban programs and find out how youth participation in Outward Bound can help to change lives and build confidence in young people who need it.

09/2014: The Ecopsychology Journal has published this great article on our Veterans’ Program, Veterans and the Outward Bound Experience: An Evaluation of Impact and Meaning.  This article was a collaborative project by OBC’s National Research Coordinator for the Research Advisory Committee, Nevin Harper; OBC supporter and former staff, Julian Norris; and OBC’s current Veterans’ Program Manager Marc D’Astous. What a great piece!

09/2014: OBC’s 2014 Annual Lecture Contributing Sponsor, Gowlings, have published a great piece about our 2014 event with Joseph Boyden.  Read it here.

07/2014: OBC was featured in a great piece at Evergreen Brick Works by Accessible MediaCheck out the video here!

06/2014:great article in the Toronto Star from our friends at the Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund and showcasing our programming with Portage, “Fresh Air Fund: Portage centre program gave teenager hope for happiness.”

05/2014: OBC Participant Tyler Slauenwhite turned his life around after his course. Read how Outward Bound Canada and Portage Ontario helped Tyler through his transition in this Toronto Star article.


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