The whole experience really reminded me to be true to myself, overcome my fears and be accepting of others. It reinforced the person I want to be both in and out of the military.- M.B., Participant on an obc veterans’ program ski mountaineering course
Outward Bound Canada’s Veterans’ Program is designed to help Canadian Armed Forces veterans face the challenges they often encounter post-deployment, through inspiring journeys of healing and self-discovery in the Canadian wilderness.
Many military men and women struggle with lingering physical and mental impacts of their experiences, including depression, anxiety, isolation, family difficulties, and, in general, with the challenges that often accompany reintegration into civilian life.
Our specially designed programs take veterans on week-long expeditions, incorporating activities such as rock-climbing, ski mountaineering, sea-kayaking and hiking. Participants are given an opportunity to reflect on and share their experiences and transition challenges in a supportive and restorative environment.