Our Mission

Encounters with Canada's mission is to bring together young Canadians from all provinces and territories to our nation’s capital to discover - through innovative, experiential learning activities - our nation’s diverse cultures, heritage, institutions, history and leaders, as well as to explore potential career options – all of which will help shape them into informed and engaged citizens and leaders of tomorrow.

Our values that guide us are:

Respect: ensuring the rights of all those involved in our program, treating everyone in a courteous and respectful manner.

Collaboration: establishing diverse partnerships that enable us to carry out our mission, benefiting future generations of Canadians.

Responsibility: providing the highest standard of care for all our participants in a safe and secure environment.

Acceptance: celebrating our differences and reinforcing our common values in our relations with our participants and partners in our mission and providing for an open exchange of ideas.