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.

October 1, 2016


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.

April 15, 2016

Passing the Torch of Remembrance at Encounters with Canada

“Being here for Vimy week made me realize how privileged I am to live in this country and has made me so much more grateful for what the brave men and women did for us all those years ago and also for the people still serving today.

March 23, 2016

Unbeatable volunteering record set this week

South Tetagouche, NB resident, retired teacher Michael White was honoured, today, for his 100 weeks of volunteerism at Canada’s largest youth forum, Encounters with Canada (EWC). Acadie-Bathurst MP Serge Cormier, Mr.

February 22, 2016

Debut of New Encounters’ Theme Week

Big excitement at Encounters with Canada! Mid-February saw 120 young Canadian teens from across the country travel to Ottawa to attend EWC’s new First Responders week and sample careers in such fields as policing, firefighting and emergency medical services.

December 16, 2015

A Guinness Record attempt for EWC's 35th anniversary!

Encounters with Canada will soon celebrate its 35th anniversary – in 2017, the same year that Canada will celebrate its 150th!

To mark this historic occasion, the EWC team will attempt to set a Guinness Record® for the largest work of art made with pins.

October 9, 2015

International Relations participants celebrate new beginnings at EWC

On October 8, Encounters with Canada, once again, played the very proud host to a Canadian Citizenship Ceremony at the Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre, welcoming 30 immigrants as new citizens.

More than 100 International Relations participants witnessed this very moving event.

October 2, 2015

Win a week at Encounters with Canada!*

Are you between the ages of 14 and 17 and want to get involved in the 2015 federal election?

Participate in the National Democracy Challenge!

September 3, 2015

2015 Federal Elections: interesting employment opportunities for Canadians aged 16 and over

During the next federal election, many electoral officer positions will be open to Canadians.

August 27, 2015

Ready, Set, Vote!

On 19 October, all Canadians of voting age will be called to the polls to choose their government for the next four years – a significant event!

Encounters with Canada wants to see how you are getting ready to vote!

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.