Youth Canada


Focus: Programs Abroad, Volunteerism
Opportunity Type: Program
Location: All Over Canada
Student Grade: 11, 12
Available to students from: All Provinces/Territories
Time of year: Year Around, During School
Prerequisites: N/A
Cost: Minimal; participants also receive an allowance
Application Deadline: Varies

Katimavik is a program involving a nine-month-long stay in three regions of Canada for student volunteers. There, young Canadians participate in an exciting experience that incorporates learning and volunteer involvement. It is Canada's leading national youth volunteer-service program involving volunteer projects in each of the three communities students become a part of. Katimavik’s mission is to foster the personal development of our nation’s young people through a challenging program of volunteer community work, training and group interaction. The diverse experience of involvement in Canadian communities is coupled with structured learning programs. Both participants and the communities they work in benefit from the program.

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