At Encounters with Canada, we introduce Canadian youth to our nation's diverse cultures, heritage, institutions, history, leaders and contemporary issues. We also give them the opportunity to explore potential career options and open their eyes to their vast personal potential. We provide a platform where Canada’s youth voices are valued and heard, and help develop and strengthen youth leadership and citizenship in their local communities, in Canada, and the world.
You can help make this happen! Here's how.
EWC owes its success to its network of skilled, dedicated and exceptional volunteers across Canada. These volunteers recruit our young people, spread the word, generate enthusiasm, do presentations, attend conferences, find sponsors, share their expertise as guest speakers and workshop facilitators, and so much more. Many have been with EWC for over 20 years!
Would you like to volunteer? You can help bring the EWC experience to Canadian youth! Check out the volunteer opportunities that exist in YOUR region!
With a donation, corporate sponsorship, or in-kind contribution to EWC, you ensure our award-winning Canadian youth program:
Your gift will go towards the creation of youth scholarships—so more young Canadians can participate in our exceptional EWC program, regardless of their socio-economic status. It will also support an enhanced national recruitment initiative—to ensure each EWC week is increasingly reflective of Canada’s geographic, economic, ethnic and cultural diversity. EWC is committed to making our program accessible to Canada’s First Nations, new Canadians, persons with disabilities and other marginalized groups across Canada.
Your gift will go towards ongoing program refinement—to ensure our youth participants are exposed to Canada’s emerging issues, latest employment trends, rising leaders, fresh perspectives and leading experts.
You can be a partner in this vital work, and together we can provide an exceptional EWC experience to even more Canadian youth.
Our Commitment to You
Encounters with Canada subscribes to the following Code of Ethical Principles and Standards from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).
EWC also endorses the principles outlined in the AFP Donor Bill of Rights.