As a member of the EWC Alumni Community, you can:
- Connect with old friends
- Access all EWC's alumni photos
- Share your news and photos
- Network with over 99,000 EWC alumni
- Join a group or alumni chapter
- Find alumni events to attend
When you join EWC's Alumni Community, you become part of an exclusive club - your very own community of past participants, teacher-monitors and volunteers! Preview the alumni site - or jump right in and join now.
I am thinking about sending some money to EWC soon! It was the best experience of my high school life! for real!
Where are They Now?
Janson Chan, Monitor-Moniteur 2011 & alumnus-ancien 1999
"Encounters with Canada (EWC) is not only the country's largest youth forum but there is no other programme like it. EWC has themes to match almost all interests and runs throughout the academic year. I first attended as a participant in Arts & Culture in April of 1999. It gave me an introduction to Canada, its institutions, its official languages, its people and its youth that no classroom or textbook could duplicate. EWC gave me the motivation to be fluently bilingual and learn more about my country to the extent that I decided to pursue my BA in Canadian Studies, BEd in Secondary Social Studies and Certificate in French Language Studies from the University of Calgary in 2005. In the desire to help a new generation of young students nationwide, I decided to return to EWC. Friends made and memories from there last well beyond the one week at the Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre. My professional life as a teacher and now a federal public servant was inspired in part by my first visit to Ottawa in the spring of 1999."
More than 800 groups formed - one for every theme week since 1982 - and thousands of photos uploaded - with many more to come! Yours to share as a member of the EWC Alumni Community.
Bob & Lola Fan Club – a trip down memory lane
Remember Bob & Lola - two of the most beloved figures at the Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre while you were there? More
Rent the Terry Fox Centre
EWC's Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre is a fun, welcoming and beautiful space on 2.6 acres - designed with you in mind! Everything you need for an exceptional EWC experience is ready and waiting for you. Relive your EWC experience – or share it with others. The Centre is available for rent in December, January, May, June, July and August. More
Continue Your EWC Experience!
You may have left the Centre, but your chance to be involved with EWC isn’t all in the past! The EWC Alumni Community is our national association - and you become a member as soon as you register with us online. And you will also automatically become a member of our provincial-territorial chapters by virtue of your registration information. More
For 33 years, Encounters with Canada has been delivering exceptional programming to Canadian youth. Our network of volunteers from across the country has been invaluable in making this happen. Help us continue this tradition. You can help bring the EWC experience to others, like you. Find out more - and get involved!
EWC's award-winning programming has made a difference in the lives of more than 99,000 Canadian youth. You, our alumni, have repeatedly told us so. You may have left the Centre, but your chance to be involved with EWC isn't all in the past! Providing financial support will help us continue our legacy of excellence. There's more than one way to help. Here's how to support us.