- A message from Anthony Wilson Smith, President and CEO of Historica Canada -
With mixed emotions, I am announcing that Linda Brunet will retire from her position as Director-General of Encounters With Canada. Her formal departure date is March 31, 2019.
Encounters with Canada alumnus Brian Knowler (Science & Technology 1989) returned to EWC to meet with First Responders Participants.
Encounters with Canada is proud to announce its partnership with Lockheed Martin Canada [NYSE: LMT] for this fall’s Science & Technology week, set for November 11-17, 2018.
For one week, Sports & Fitness participants got to try out a number of indoor and outdoor activities. They also talked to sports professionals about careers in the field of sports & fitness.
From June 26 to July 2, 2018, 130 students from across Canada came to Encounters with Canada in Ottawa to celebrate our great nation. They discovered Ottawa and its sites, visited Parliament, learned about Indigenous traditions, and took part in Canada day celebrations.
Send in your signed application before June 30, 2018 and receive a $55 discount for the September 2-8 Sports & Fitness week!*
Participants Julie Van and Nicole Regular talk about their experience during the Medicine & Health week at Encounters with Canada.
For the last few years, Ivory Coast drummer Fana Soro has been offering worksphops at Encounters with Canada's Arts & Culture week. More than just drumming, his performance gives students insights into the joys and richness of African Culture.
EWC launches its new calendar with the unique Arts & Culture week from August 26 to September 1, 2018. Discover a world of creative possibilities, stimulating activities and life-long lasting experiences and memories.
It's Teacher Appreciation Day! Encounters with Canada would simply not exist without the support of Canadian teachers from coast to coast.
From April 22 to 28, 115 participants visited Parliament, connected with nature at the Ottawa Carleton Wildlife Centre, discovered the Gatineau Park, explored the Laflèche cave, and learned about Environmental Sciences at the St Lawrence River institute.
Dressed in their bright red sweaters, 127 students from every province and territory headed to Ottawa’s War Memorial for a ceremony commemorating the 101th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy.
In an effort to become more environmentally friendly, Encounters with Canada is moving away from disposable plastic bottles.
On March 22, 2018, the Democracy & Youth participants took part in Mock elections and met with MPs Peter Schiefke and Martin Shields.
Michael Hoffort, Farm Credit Canada President and CEO talks about the first ever Tech & Food week offered for teens at Encounters with Canada.
In October 2017, Communication & Social Media participants took up the Communication Challenge. Divided in teams, they had to produce a video about one of the week's events. Resulting videos were imaginative, lively and fun! Watch this video created by Cameron, Emmy, Isaac and Zaya.
Encounters with Canada Global Affairs participants had the opportunity to discuss life as a diplomat with Teuku Faizasyah, Ambassador of Indonesia, Raoul Delcorde, Ambassador of Belgium, Kareen Rispal, Ambassador of France, Beat Nobs, Ambassador of Switzerland, Diego Stacy, Ambassador of Ecuador
In July 2017, for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele, the Belgian Embassy in Canada and Encounters with Canada sent 5 youth overseas to discover Canada's involvement in Belgium's battlefields.
Ottawa, July 21 2017 – On Belgian National Day, the five winners of the contest In Flanders Fields were received at the residence of Belgian Ambassador Raoul Delcorde.