There are a number of enrichment programs available to students each year. Some have a cost, while others are subsidized. Please see the links below for compete information on each program.
Explore French-Language Program — Are you looking for a spring or summer program to learn French? Do you want to discover another region of Canada and meet new people? Go Explore! Explore is an intensive language-immersion program. You can take the program in the spring or summer, whichever you prefer. Participants in Explore receive funding that covers tuition fees for the programs, instructional materials, meals and accommodations, workshops, and other mandatory activities. Discover another region of Canada while learning French. Have an adventure and make new friends this spring or summer!
Encounters with Canada - Encounters With Canada is a unique opportunity for Canadian teens to meet other young people from across the country. Spend an adventure-filled week in your nation’s capital! Check out future career options, discover your country, share your hopes and dreams.
Rotary Youth Exchange - District 5050’s Rotary clubs provide students with life changing experiences by both sponsoring local students who want to live and study overseas, and by hosting international students in our district
Shad - Shad Canada is a STEAM and entrepreneurship program for students in grade 10 and 11. Shad Canada’s program attracts students with high aptitudes for risk taking, curiosity, excellence and resilience, and prepares them to take on social and economic challenges. The month-long program includes a real-world design challenge that asks students to work on issues such as food security, water management and waste.
Forum for Young Canadians - Would you like to contribute to the future of your community and your country? Are you interested in learning more about the decision-making process in Canada? Do you want to create meaningful relationships with others from across Canada who share ideas and passions similar to yours? If so, then Forum is for you! Take part in an incredible week that will change your life.
BC Youth Parliament - The British Columbia Youth Parliament is a youth service organization dedicated to fulfilling our motto of “Youth Serving Youth”. Our organization spans almost a century, having its roots in our predecessor organization in 1924, the Older Boys Parliament. During the Winter break 97 youth ages 16 to 21 from across the province meet in the Legislative Buildings in Victoria. There we debate a variety of legislation that outlines projects that will be run throughout the year. In addition to this, Private Members Resolutions are introduced. These give members the ability to propose debate on issues close to our hearts and our communities, while still participating in a practical lesson on the parliamentary process.