During my course, I gained a sense of confidence in myself that I did not have before… The sense of pride I had in my own ability to push through and beat my inner voice.- Recipient, RBC future launch leadership award for indigenous youth
For more than 25 years, Outward Bound Canada’s programs for Indigenous youth and adults have provided an opportunity for First Nation, Métis and Inuit participants to come together to experience Outward Bound.
Through our Open-Enrolment Programs, Indigenous participants from diverse communities are given the opportunity to challenge themselves, share knowledge, and gain skills in a new environment.
Through our Custom Group Programs, Outward Bound Canada collaborates with Indigenous communities and organizations to develop inspiring and valuable programs that combine the philosophy of Outward Bound and the goals of the communities involved.
Outward Bound’s programs for Indigenous youth and adults are guided by the following principles:
- Community-driven: direction and goals are established by our community partners.
- Culturally-grounded: built on the particular cultural strengths, traditions and values of the communities we serve.
- Capacity-building: create lasting value and build capacity for our community partners.
- Deep collaboration: we aspire to build authentic partnerships that support the long-term development goals of Indigenous communities.