News

August 17, 2015

Encounters with Canada ends the summer in style

On August 12, 2015, Encounters with Canada (EWC) welcomed its neighbours and friends, employees and families to a greatly anticipated event – its annual community BBQ!

August 3, 2015

How Can I Vote?

Once an election is called, you have several voting options. You can choose to vote on Election Day, or at an advance poll, at your local Elections Canada office, or by mail.

Here are the details for each voting option:

July 6, 2015

2015 Election: Change of district boundaries

Did you know that the Constitution of Canada requires that the boundaries of federal electoral districts be reviewed after each 10-year census?

June 8, 2015

2015 Federal Elections: Let’s start at the beginning

To vote, you must first be registered in the National Register of Electors, the permanent database of Canadians eligible to vote in federal elections.

May 25, 2015

Get ready to vote in 2015!

Encounters with Canada is proud to be working with Elections Canada to help Canadians get ready to vote!

May 13, 2015

EWC launches its new website!

Today, I am very pleased to announce the launch of Encounters with Canada’s new website - the essential online destination for everyone who wishes to register for our country’s largest youth forum.

April 23, 2015

A little bit about EWC

Encounters with Canada is the nation’s largest youth forum. The program offers an opportunity for young people from all across Canada, aged 14 – 17, to learn more about our country.

April 20, 2015

Vimy: Canada’s Coming of Age - A week to remember!

From April 5 to 11, 2015, 117 young Canadians, aged 14 to 17, from every corner of the country, travelled to Ottawa to recognize this great achievement in Canadian history – the Battle Battle of Vimy Ridge, and to learn more about its significant role

April 15, 2015

Encounters with Canada celebrates its 100,000th participant!

On April 9, 2015 – Vimy Day – Encounters with Canada proudly celebrated its 100,000th participant - Alexandra Macdonald from Salt Spring Island, BC. and, as with all important milestones, Encounters celebrated this historic one with a bang!

January 20, 2015

Five Brandon students take part in youth anti-stigma event in Ottawa

December 12, 2014 - Five high school students from Neelin and Vincent Massey represented the Wheat City at a national youth anti-stigma event in Ottawa last month.

October 3, 2014

Canadian youth meet NASA Administrator at Encounters with Canada

On October 1, 2014, Encounters with Canada (EWC), in collaboration with the United States Embassy Ottawa, had the great honour and privilege to welcome National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) administrator Major General Charles Bolden to the Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre in Ottawa.

August 20, 2014

EWC's Mascot Name Contest Winner

Encounters with Canada (EWC) is proud to announce that its new little puppy mascot now has a name – Foxy – in honour of the iconic “Terry Fox” for whom our residential complex is also named.

July 16, 2014

Name EWC's Mascot Contest

Hey everyone – Encounters with Canada (EWC) has a contest for you! Canada's largest youth forum needs your help in naming its new mascot, a little ball of white and black fuzz – a miniature Harlequin poodle. She is now 10 weeks old and weighs two pounds.

July 7, 2014

145 young Canadians gather in Ottawa to celebrate Canada

Encounters with Canada (EWC), our nation’s largest youth forum, celebrated Canada Day on Parliament Hill with 145 participants and 12 teacher-monitors from across the country.

June 9, 2014

In Memory of Lola

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lola, Encounters with Canada’s precious little mascot and dear companion to Director General Linda Brunet. Lola passed away peacefully on Friday, June 6, 2014, surrounded by love, at the ripe old age of 13.

March 19, 2014

EWC not associated with The Young Citizens Foundation (YCF)

Some EWC volunteers have been contacted directly by The Young Citizens Foundation (“YCF”). As a result, some confusion has apparently arisen. The YCF, previously known as the Encounters with Canada Support Foundation, last year changed its mandate and name. As a result, we ended our association.

March 18, 2014

Rielle Gagnon wins the first ever Encounters’ Twitter contest

On March 7, 2014, Encounters with Canada held its first “tweet contest” ever. Entitled #bestexperiencedemavie, this contest invited 2014 Journalism and Communications participants to share the best moment of their Encounters experience on Twitter.

November 8, 2013

A Journalism & Communications participant makes the news!

Alberta student, Alexandra Sumner, a recent Journalism & Communications participant (Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2013), had the opportunity to voice her opinions regarding social media influence on Canadian youth in an interview with Peter Watts, Producer-Host at Alberta Morning News.

November 6, 2013

“Mr. Canada” Retires

George Springate is a truly unique Canadian, and Encounters finds itself very fortunate to have crossed the path of such an exceptional man. Known across the country as “Mr.

August 30, 2013

A new logo for Encounters with Canada

Big news! On September 2 of this year, Encounters with Canada’s logo will be changing. This is part of the rebranding strategy of Historica Canada, formerly The Historica-Dominion Institute, of which Encounters is a part.