Encounters With Canada

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! Check out future career options, discover your country, share your hopes and dreams. For 37 years, EWC has delivered a rich and varied, bilingual program. To date, more than 113,000 youth have lived the EWC experience… now it’s your turn!

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February 13, 2020

Encounters with Canada: "It will forever be a part of our lives"

My name is Meaghan and I attended Encounters with Canada in April 2004. I wanted to reach out to you and send a formal thank you note as Encounters with Canada truly changed the course of my life.

November 15, 2019

My Encounters Experience. By: Chloe Hannan

This week I had the amazing opportunity to participate in an experience of a lifetime. Encounters with Canada is a program where students from all over Canada with similar interests gather together to learn career skills that you can carry with you into your adult years.

November 15, 2019

I have never been more proud to be Canadian! By: Emily Bancroft

Looking for an amazing, one week trip to the nation’s capital, to explore potential career options, try new things, with kids aged 14-17, from coast to coast to coast, for under $1000? Then Encounters with Canada, Canada’s largest youth forum, located in Ottawa, Ontario, is the place for you.