Encounters With Canada is our country’s largest and foremost youth
forum! Every week of the school year, 120 to 148 teens from across
Canada, aged 14 to 17 years, come to Ottawa. Here they discover their
country through each other, learn about Canadian institutions, meet famous and accomplished Canadians, explore exciting career options, develop their civic leadership skills and live an extraordinary bilingual experience.
EWC has been offering exceptional Canadian youth programming for 34 years. More than 105,000 youth have lived the experience, to date! We're extremely proud of our legacy, and we look to the future with great enthusiasm!
The travel for this amazing youth experience is ENTIRELY FREE! The cost per student for an Encounter's week in Ottawa is $750, for lodging, meals, most planned activities and local transportation.
The Encounters theme calendar is now available! Choose from Medicine & Health, Science & Technology, First Responders, Arts & Culture, Democracy & Youth, Global Affairs and more!
Applications for EWC programs available from and need to be submitted through the Claremont Career Centre.
Check out the Encounters With Canada website HERE to find out more, or visit the Career Centre.