There are many enrichment programs available to students each year both nationally and in the local community. Some have a cost, while others are subsidized. Please see the links below for compete information on each program. Please contact the Career Advisor for more information on these programs.
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.
Coast Capital Savings Youth Get it Internships - We offer opportunities for Grade 11 and 12 youth to be paid members of our Youth Get It Interns. They work as community ambassadors and as Member Service Representatives helping our members in our branches.Being a Youth Get It Intern is a job that requires professionalism and a friendly and helpful attitude. Students will gain skills like leadership, community relations and financial literacy that prepare them for their future endeavours.
Nav Canada Aviation Summer Camp - For grade 9's entering grade 10 in the fall. No cost to you! It's paid for by a NAV CANADA bursary, which includes flight, room and board for a week
Operation This is You! was formed to develop and implement year-round projects and programs of lasting value towards inspiring female future leaders in STEM, and STEM-based fields such as Aviation, Aerospace, Marine and Defense.
Camp Ignite is a four-day camp that educates and inspires young women to follow their dreams. The camp is open to British Columbia girls in grades 11-12 (ages 16-18 ), and gives them an introduction to the world of firefighting. Aside from firefighting, each participant will learn about fitness, nutrition, health and teamwork.
RCMP National Youth Engagement Week - The RCMP will invite 32 grade 12 students from across Canada for the Youth Engagement Week held at the Police Training Academy in Regina, Saskatchewan. This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in a career in law enforcement to experience a week of what training in the RCMP looks like and get an overview of the RCMP organization.
BC Children’s Hospital Mini Med School - At Mini Med School, you'll have the opportunity to learn about the newest discoveries and innovations in research, interact with world-class scientists and health professionals, and explore the diverse careers available in science and medicine.
SFU MedConnect - MedConnect is a student conference connecting tomorrow’s healthcare professionals with today’s. In a one-day conference, attendees will learn from physicians and other health professionals, engage in workshops to immerse themselves in the medical world and receive invaluable insight from current medical students.
Minerva Learning to Lead Leadership - This is a three-day leadership program for Grade 11 girls. Participants gain confidence through a series of interactive workshops and activities. They leave the program with greater self-awareness, and the inspiration to take on new challenges and opportunities.
UBC Archimedes Talks - This is a speaker series aimed at talented high school students in Vancouver interested in mathematics and engineering. The goal is to provide promising students with opportunities to explore different aspects of math and applied science in an engaging environment. Once a month during the semester, students come to the University of British Columbia’s main Vancouver Campus. Every session includes two expert speakers, a tour of an interesting location on campus, and lunch. Students must be nominated to participate. See Career advisor if interested.
University of Toronto Summer Law and Medicine Youth Programs - Step into the University of Toronto and explore the worlds of Law and/or medicine. The youth summer program was established in 2008 and every summer students from across North America and around the world are offered an exclusive glimpse into the world of Medicine and Law. Registration for application is open but first come first serve. High school students have the opportunity to sign up for weekly modules in either the Faculty of Law or the Faculty of Medicine.
Youth Leadership Challenge (YLC) - A day long competition, consisting of three core activities focused on building leadership skills. The event is open to all grade 11 and 12 students across BC, and each year, 16-24 youth are accepted for registration into the program