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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.

June 4, 2018

$55 discount for September 2 - 8 Sports & Fitness week!

Special Promotion!
Send in your signed application before June 30, 2018 and receive a $55 discount for the September 2-8 Sports & Fitness week!*

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 10, 2018

$100 discount for the August 2018 Arts & Culture Week!

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.

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.

February 23, 2018

VIDEO: Tech & Food at Encounters with Canada

Michael Hoffort, Farm Credit Canada President and CEO talks about the first ever Tech & Food week offered for teens at Encounters with Canada.

December 19, 2017

Job Offer: Social Media Officer

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October 23, 2017

VIDEO: Participants take up the Communications Challenge

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.

October 6, 2017

Participants Meet with Ambassadors During the Global Affairs Week

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

August 11, 2017

In Flanders Fields Commemorative Trip

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.

July 21, 2017

The Belgian Embassy and Encounters with Canada send five young Canadians to Flanders

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.

April 24, 2017

Encounters with Canada Volunteers Awarded the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers

Ottawa, April 24, 2017 - This morning, the Governor General of Canada, his Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, awarded the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers to Michael White and John Shaw, two long-time Encounters with Canada (EWC) volunteers.

December 6, 2016

It takes a village…

This year I got to give back to my community in a unique way, as a Teacher-Monitor with "Encounters with Canada from October 9th - October 14th.

November 15, 2016

EWC 2016 Christmas Campaign

The holiday season is quickly approaching and, as part of our annual tradition, Encounters with Canada is helping needy generosity to help give four families, with young children, a helping hand - and a families in our community.

October 27, 2016

Youth Ambassadors from across Canada to share their Ottawa 2017 experiences

The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are pleased to announce a partnership with Encounters with Canada to enrich the experience of young Canadians during Canada’s sesquicentennial year.