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April 26, 2019

A Lifelong Dedication to Youth and to the Community

An interview with Valdemar Amigo, incoming Director of Encounters with Canada

April 11, 2019

Appointment of Valdemar Amigo as New Director of Encounters with Canada

Historica Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Valdemar ‘Val’ Amigo as the new Director of its Ottawa-based Encounters With Canada program.

March 29, 2019

VIDEO: Dr. Adrienne Junek speaks to Health & Medicine Participants

On March 25, 2019, Dr. Adrienne Junek spoke to Encounters with Canada Health & Medicine participants. She told them about health-related careers and gave them pointers on how to be successful in that field. Ms.

March 27, 2019

Special Offer: save $100 on April 2019 Science & Ecology Week

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April 21-27, 2019
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March 25, 2019

VIDEO: 2019 Democracy & Youth Mock Elections

During their Democracy & Youth week at Encounters with Canada, participants from all over the country took part in a week-long mock election. See results in this video.

March 15, 2019

VIDEO: Business & Entrepreneurship Participants Take on the Dragons

EWC Business & Entrepreneurship 2019 participants took part in a game inspired by the TV show Dragon's Den. From new apps, to travelling gear, food ideas, and schedule aids - their business ideas were truely inspired!

March 8, 2019

VIDEO: MP Martin Shields Honors Linda Brunet

On February 28, 2019, Member of Parliament Martin Shields (Bow River, AB), invited retiring Encounters with Canada Director General Linda Brunet to the House of Commons, where he stood to recognize her years of service to the organization. Mr.

February 22, 2019

VIDEO: Tech & Food Explores the Future of Canada's Agrofood Sector

Farm Credit Canada President & CEO Michael Hoffort, an EWC alumnus, tells EWC Tech & Food participants about the future of Canada's Agrofood sector.

November 26, 2018

Farewell to Linda Brunet

- 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.

September 21, 2018

VIDEO: Alumnus Brian Knowler meets with EWC First Responders Participants

Encounters with Canada alumnus Brian Knowler (Science & Technology 1989) returned to EWC to meet with First Responders Participants.

September 19, 2018

EWC partners with Lockheed Martin Canada

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.

September 10, 2018

VIDEO: Sports & Fitness week at EWC

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.

July 5, 2018

EWC Participants Celebrate Canada

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.

May 30, 2018

Health & Medicine week a great insight into careers

Participants Julie Van and Nicole Regular talk about their experience during the Medicine & Health week at Encounters with Canada.

Find out more about EWC's Medicine & Health and other theme weeks.

May 16, 2018

VIDEO: African Drumming with Fana Soro at Arts & Culture Week

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.

May 8, 2018

Teacher Appreciation Day at EWC

It's Teacher Appreciation Day! Encounters with Canada would simply not exist without the support of Canadian teachers from coast to coast.

April 27, 2018

VIDEO: Science & Ecology at Encounters

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.

April 17, 2018

VIDEO: Students Remember Vimy at Encounters with Canada

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.

April 9, 2018

Encounters is now plastic bottle free!

In an effort to become more environmentally friendly, Encounters with Canada is moving away from disposable plastic bottles.

March 23, 2018

Democracy & Youth Mock Elections

On March 22, 2018, the Democracy & Youth participants took part in Mock elections and met with MPs Peter Schiefke and Martin Shields.