WELCOME BACK!

A Once-in-a-lifetime Experience… a Lifetime of Memories

Join the EWC Alumni Community and be a part of an exclusive club—your very own community of past participants, teacher-monitors and volunteers!

As a member of the EWC Alumni Community, you can:

  • Connect with old friends
  • Access all EWC alumni photos
  • Share your news and photos
  • Belong to a network of over 104,000 alumni
  • Join a local alumni group or chapter
  • Discover alumni events and get involved

More than 850 groups have already been formed – at least one for every theme week since 1982. Thousands of photos have been uploaded, with many more to come! It’s all yours to share as a member of the EWC Alumni Community!

***NEW!*** In Flanders Fields Contest

Encounters with Canada is proud to partner with the Embassy of Belgium to offer an exclusive, eight-day, all-expenses-paid trip to Belgium for five history-loving EWC Alumni Community members.

This exceptional opportunity is open to all EWC alumni, aged 16 to 18 years, and will include numerous events, workshops and tours of historical sites and museums, highlighting the First and Second World Wars.

Prior to departure for Belgium, the winners will spend three days in Ottawa to join government dignitaries to celebrate Belgian National Day and to meet Canadian celebrities, tour Parliament, visit museums, and make a nostalgic return to the Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre!

Contest Details

Celebrate Canada's shared history with Belgium by creating a personalized, contemporary vision of John McCrae's celebrated poem, In Flanders Fields - a symbol of the sacrifices of all who fought in the First World War.

Contest submissions may be in the form of a card, poem, recital, play, video, photo, audio recording, choreography, visual artwork or essay, expressing what In Flanders Fields means to you.

To enter, join the EWC Alumni Community or login to your EWC Alumni Community account today!

The contest deadline is February 28, 2017.

Our alumni

We are proud of our legacy of outstanding Canadians, who have participated in the Encounters with Canada program. See our celebrated alumni who have participated in the program over the years!

Encounters with Canada Alumni Community