Enrichment Opportunities

Experiences Canada: Youth Leadership Forum

Experiences Canada will be hosting a youth leadership forum. This is an excellent, affordable leadership development opportunity for students just becoming involved with youth action groups at school and for those looking to find ways of expanding their engagement to the community level. Applications are available. See the Enrichment Opportunities binder in Student Services and www.forums.experiencescanada.ca for more information.


National Youth Engagement Week

Want to train like a Mountie for a week?

National Youth Engagement Week is a unique opportunity to experience five days at Depot, the RCMP’s training academy in Regina. A select group of Grade 12 students from across Canada will experience what it’s like to be a cadet in training.

If chosen, you will get the opportunity to interact with police officers from various RCMP units. Activities may include a fitness session, drill class, driving simulation, police defensive tactics, a tour of the RCMP Heritage Centre and much more.

  • Location: RCMP Depot Division in Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Cost: FREE! Travel, accommodation and meals will be provided by the RCMP.

For more details please visit http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/2019-national-youth-engagement-week


Queen’s University – Smith School of Business

Since 2001, students from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University host 150 senior high school students at QLEAD each year to help discover their leadership potential, gain early exposure to business, and explore the Queen’s student life. Over the four-day conference, grade 11 & 12 students from across Canada are exposed to engaging business challenges and networking opportunities where they can learn from each other’s diverse perspectives and discover their leadership potential. QLEAD 2019 will take place from Thursday, November 14 – Sunday, November 17, 2019 in Kingston, Ontario.

Our delegate applications are now released and are due on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. Please check out their website to learn more about our conference at: https://www.qleadofficial.com/


Carleton University Enriched Support Program (ESP)

Are you looking for a way to qualify for university admission? Interested in improving your academic skills and habits? Seeking support with the transition to university-level study?

The Enriched Support Program and the Indigenous Enriched Support Program are programs designed to help you start university now while bridging to degree admission. These full-time programs offer the opportunity to:

  • start first-year university studies
  • earn admission to a degree program
  • build excellent academic skills and habits

For more information, please visit their home page (LINK)

The Darling Home for KIDS

The Darling Home for Kids is looking for 4 youth interested in making a difference in our Milton community by volunteering their time to work with medically fragile and technology dependent children. Students would develop their skillset, explore career possibilities, and accrue 40 volunteer hours while providing a wonderful respite for families in need. For more information visit the website below and view the application package

WEBSITE: http://www.darlinghomeforkids.ca/



Explore is a 5-week French-language bursary program open to grade 11 and 12 students. It takes place during the summer and is designed for language learners at any skill level (beginner to advanced). The $2,200 bursary covers most of the expenses and gives participants the opportunity to discover another region of Canada through activities, trips and excursions in their host community while being immersed in la francophonie! The program is hosted at post-secondary campuses across Canada, some of which offer university credits and full-time summer employment opportunities following the program.


Royal Canadian Legion Youth Programs

Legions throughout Ontario Command sponsor youth programs that include sports, cadet corps, scouts, leadership training and remembrance activities. It is our aim to help youth learn an appreciation for teamwork, leadership, duty and most importantly, Remembrance.

See the link below to get more information about their following youth contests

Poster, Literary, Public Speaking, Video


Ivey Summer Leadership Program

Attention all students who are interested in studying business at university and enjoy being part of a team. The Ivey Summer Leadership Program is an intensive 9 day summer enrichment program for students entering grades 10, 11, and 12 who are looking for new learning experiences and leadership development. Students stay on campus at Western University and get a taste of Ivey’s undergraduate business program. For more information, see the Enrichment Binder or Mrs. Pietrobon-Flynn in Student Services. Check the link below for more info


The Irish Experience

Summer High School Credit Courses in Ireland

  • Our courses are designed to fulfill the curriculum requirements of the Ontario Ministry of Education and meet the curriculum standards of both Canadian and American senior high school guidelines. Our program includes 110 hours of instructional time to fulfill the curriculum requirements.
  • Upon successful completion of the course, Ontario students students will receive an Ontario Ministry of Education course credit for inclusion in their Ontario Student Record.
  • Credits are awarded by the Toronto Catholic District School Board and are open to students everywhere.
  • Students from schools outside of Ontario may have the academic courses accredited by their individual schools or local school boards. These students are advised to get preapproval prior to applying by printing the appropriate course outline below and bringing it to their guidance counsellors for review.
  • PLease visit https://www.irishexperience.com/ for more information


Forum for Young Canadians

A week that will change your life. Would you like to contribute to the future of your community and your country? Are you interested in decision-making and politics? Do you want to create relationships with people from different places? Forum is for you! Be a part of an incredible week behind the scenes of the world of federal politics on Parliament Hill. Make your voice heard during parliamentary simulations and develop unbreakable links with peers that share the same ideas and passions as you. Visit www.forum.ca for more information.

Canadian Education Exchange Foundation

Do you love to travel and meet new people?
Have you always dreamed of having the opportunity to study in another country?
Does the word “CHALLENGE” excite you?
If your answer to these questions is “YES”, then this is the web site for you!
A CEEF Student Exchange is for you if you would like to:

> live in a foreign country and be immersed in another culture
> expand your ability to communicate in another language
> host an exchange partner from that foreign country
> experience living as a member of your partner’s family for a period of one to three months


CEEF student exchange programs are designed to:

enhance your language proficiency
> increase your awareness of other cultures
> foster your global awareness
> promote personal growth and development
> fulfill your dreams of adventure and travel

For more info please visit www.ceed.ca


Study and Go Abroad Fair

The Study and Go Abroad Fair, Canada’s largest international university and student travel expo organized by Recruit in Canada. This important student event is a must for any students considering their post-secondary options whether at home or abroad, or looking to take a Gap Year, volunteer, or engage in experiential travel.


Date: Sunday, October 6th, 2019 Fair Times: 1pm – 5pm Free Seminars: 12pm – 5pm


Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building … Constitution Halls 105-106 255 Front Street West, Toronto, ON

The Study and Go Abroad Fair will feature:


  • Top-ranked universities from around the world
  • Undergrad and postgrad degree programs
  • Gap Year options
  • Work abroad, volunteering, internships and language travel
  • Scholarship tips and info
  • Free seminars starting one hour before the fair opens
  • Grand Draw Prizes: an Air Canada flight to anywhere in the world
  • Free copy of Canadian Student Magazine
  • Free admission

Check the website at www.studyandgoabroad.com for more info.

University of Guelph’s “Interaction”

Attention all gr. 10 and 11 university bound students! The University of Guelph is hosting a full day conference introducing gr. 10 and 11 students to university living and learning. Students will attend 2 workshops and have the option of touring the campus. Information booklets are available in Student Services or visit https://www.uoguelph.ca/engineering/events/interaction

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Brock University “Scientifically Yours” Enrichment Experience

“A two-day science experience for all students in Grades 10 and 11. See the pamphlet in Student Services for more information or visit https://brocku.ca/mathematics-science/scientificallyyours/ for registration deadlines and fees.


Encounters with Canada

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ENCOUNTERS WITH CANADA is a unique opportunity for Canadian teens to meet other young people from across the country. Spend an adventure-filled week in your nation’s capital, participating in a variety of activities based on a theme you are passionate about! Check out future career options, discover your country, share your hopes and dreams. For more information, see the Enrichment Binder or Mrs. Pietrobon-Flynn in Student Services. https://www.ewc-rdc.ca/pub/

Waterloo Unlimited

“A Unique High School Enrichment Program

Waterloo Unlimited is a unique enrichment opportunity for high school students in Grade 10, Grade 11, and Grade 12. Offered during the school year, Unlimited brings together curious, motivated, well-rounded teens from across the country. Waterloo Unlimited is not quite like anything you’ve ever done before. It’s not science camp or arts camp or music camp or math camp or leadership camp.

It’s ‘everything’ camp. It’s about challenging you to make connections across topics and developing higher-order skills: communication, analysis, synthesis, initiative, curiosity, responsibility, leadership, teamwork and creativity. It’s about open-ended learning rather than memorizing an inventory of “right answers.” It’s about going home with the skills you need to become self-enriching and even sharing those skills with others.

It’s about you, and your love of learning.”(https://uwaterloo.ca/unlimited/). The program is currently accepting applications for their Gr. 10 “Change Program” For more information, see the Enrichment Binder in Student Services.

Archaeology Summer Course; Boyd Archaeological Field School

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Are you interested in earning an IDC4U credit in just 17 days? Do you like archaeology and excavation? If so, then this experiential learning course may be just for you! The Boyd Archaeological Field School is running again this summer and combines hands-on experience with classroom lectures and guest speakers. See Ms. Pietrobon or the Enrichment Binder in Student Services for more information or visit: https://trca.ca/conservation/archaeology/boydfieldschool/

Summer Youth in Policing Initiative Program

The Halton Regional Police Service (H.R.P.S.) is now accepting applications for the Summer Youth in Policing Initiative Program. The HRPS in partnership with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services will be offering the Youth in Policing Initiative (Y.I.P.I.) Program as their strategy to address the growing needs of our youth. YIPI is a paid employment program for youth attending a secondary school program. The goal of YIPI is to give 6 young people an opportunity to develop job skills while enhancing police and community relations. Please visit https://www.haltonpolice.ca/community/youth/yipi.php for more information and application deadlines or see the “Enrichment Binder” or Mrs. Pietrobon-Flynn in Student Services.

UOIT Summer Camp

Attention all students interested in coding, S.T.E.A.M, robotics and Minecraft! The University of Ontario Institute of Technology is running a variety of summer camps in these fields that promise to be enriching and engaging. See the Enrichment Binder in Student Services for more information.University of Ontario Institute of Technology Summer Camps


Sheridan Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design

Attention all aspiring animators and game designers: Sheridan’s Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design is offering summer workshops in a variety of fields at their Trafalgar Campus. See the Enrichment Binder in Student Services for more information.


McMaster Faculty of Engineering Events

McMaster Faculty of Engineering is hosting various events throughout the year for students interested in learning more about Engineering opportunities. Visit www.eng.mcmaster.ca/future for more information. Image result for mcmaster faculty of engineering


University of Toronto Youth Summer Programs

Information is now available in Student Services about summer programs offered through the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Medicine at University of Toronto. For more information and to apply, visit www.ysp.utoronto.ca.


McMaster University Learning Enrichment Advancement Program (LEAP)

McMaster University offers a number of events and websites through their LEAP program for students in grades 9-12. Subjects of interest include: Engineering, Science, Technology, and Business. Some of these events are free and most are offered from February-June. See the website for more information. http://leap.mcmaster.ca/

Western Engineering Enrichment Opportunity

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Western Engineering is excited to be offering an engineering enrichment opportunity for female students in Grades 10-12. This mentor-ship program matches female students with female undergraduate engineering mentors and organizes activities and outings for this group to explore engineering. Trips include tours of Big Viking Games, 3M and staying in residence for the weekend. For more information click on the LINK: In order to be eligible for the sleepover event at Ontario Hall participants are required to attend 2 of the 3 sessions leading up to the sleepover event. Once you have participated in two sessions you will receive an email indicating you are eligible for the sleepover event. Session dates and fees can be found at the website previously mentioned.

Trent University Course for Gr. 12 Scholars

Trent University is offering grade 12 students who have a minimum 80% average the opportunity to enrol in a first year, for-credit arts and science half course for only $50 (instead of $702). The course begins this January and if students successfully complete the course, this half credit will apply towards a Trent degree. Please see the “Enrichment Opportunities” binder in Student Services or Mrs. Pietrobon-Flynn for more information.

Queen’s University Enrichment Mini Course (EMC)

We have received information about Queen’s University summer enrichment programs available to students in grades 7-12. Registration for the current year opens December 1. For more information, see the “Enrichment Programs” binder in Student Services or visit http://esu.queensu.ca/programs/emc/


McGill Summer Academy

See the website below for more information regarding McGill’s summer programs for high school students. http://www.mcgill.ca/summeracademy/


McMaster’s Summer Programs

See the website below for more information regarding McMaster’s summer programs for high school students. http://www.eng.mcmaster.ca/youth.html

House of Commons Page Program

Attention all Gr. 12 students applying to university in the National Capital Region: if you have an 80% + average, can speak both official languages, and want to earn $15,000 while attending university, then the House of Commons Page Program may be for you! Please see the “Enrichment Binder” in Student Services for more information or visit the website: http://parl.gc.ca/hocpage

Shad Valley Enrichment Program

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SHAD is seeking exceptional students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) with incredible intellect, drive, initiative and creativity, who are seeking an enrichment experience. The admission process is competitive, and the application takes into consideration both academic results and extra-curricular participation. Visit the Shad Valley Information Page for more details.

Go Code Girl – McMaster University

We are offering a new opportunity for high school girls called Go CODE Girl that provides an exciting free opportunity for girls in grades 7 to 11 across Ontario. What is CODE? Today, software forms the backbone of our interconnected and digital world. This includes everything from smart machines, to our communication systems to the cars we drive. Coding is the ability to read and write in a language that a computer can understand so that you can instruct a computer how to perform complex tasks. Learning to code can lead to increased digital confidence, a different way of thinking about problems and the ability to understand and use technology to help develop creative solutions in almost any discipline. Go CODE Girl will educated, inspire and equip girls with the digital skills, confidence and resources needed to pursue education in technology, computing and engineering. Please visit the website for more information

MACLEAN’S Student Life Expo

  • Upgrade your future by exploring all pathways!
  • Attend the Student Life Expo to explore the widest variety of career path and post-secondary school options under one roof.

  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building – Constitution Hall
  • October 27, 2019
  • 12 – 6 pm
  • Free admission (Pick up your tickets in Student Services) !!!
  • Changes to win $5000 towards tuition!!!
  • Visit StudentLifeExpo.ca for more details

Summer School Dual Credit Program offered in partnership with Sheridan College

dual-credit-logoInformation session for dual credit summer school program in Drawing and Industrial Trades in partnership with Sheridan College: Go to https://studentsuccess.hcdsb.org/where-do-i-start/dual-credit/ for more information!

Edutravel Credits


Registration for ALL programs can be done at the EduTravel Website .


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