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Encounters with Canada

Alternate Name Encounters with Canada ; Historica Encounters ; OCR
Former Name Encounters with Canada ; Historica Encounters (2007)
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
The Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre
1805 De Gaspé Ave
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A4
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Intersection St Laurent Blvd and Highway 417
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) Educational program of Historica Canada * one-week program about citizenship awareness and leadership skills aimed at high school students * seeks to bring together, in Ottawa, 120-140 teenagers from across the country every week of the school calendar to learn about Canadian governmental, judicial and cultural institutions * each weekly session is devoted to one of thirteen themes in which participants attend workshops, discussion groups, cultural activities and visits
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm, Sep-Dec, Jan-May
Areas Served Canada
Eligibility Ages: 14 year(s) - 17 year(s) 
Students 14-17 years old * must be enrolled in an educational institution, recognized by the province's or territory's Ministry of Education * Canadian citizens or landed immigrants * students are selected in each region upon the recommendation of the school authorities * must have a valid health card
Application Registration is accomplished through a network of volunteers across the country * to reach one of the regional coordinators in your region, contact Encounters with Canada directly by phone, fax or e-mail
Languages English ; French
Fees Program - $675 per student * includes transportation, lodging at the Centre, meals and all organized activities (2016-2017) ; Fee assistance available ; assistance is provided by the Government of Canada, through Exchanges Canada * some Ministries of Education offer financial help for children in their province * private organizations * social clubs * schools.
Service Categories Cultural Heritage Programs ; Leadership Development ~ Adolescents ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Cultural/Racial Issues ; Youth Enrichment Programs
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-744-1290
Toll Free Phone 1-800-361-0419
Fax 613-744-1863
Social Media Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube
Primary Contact Jasmine Ouellette, Director of Communications; Phone: 613-744-1290 ext 9504
Primary Executive Linda Brunet, Executive Director
Other Details
Established 1982
Funding Federal - Canadian Heritage * Veterans Affairs Canada * Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Resources Website
Accreditation No

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