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!
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!
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:
Did you know that the Constitution of Canada requires that the boundaries of federal electoral districts be reviewed after each 10-year census?
To vote, you must first be registered in the National Register of Electors, the permanent database of Canadians eligible to vote in federal elections.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.