Friday, December 6, 2019

McGill Summer Academy

Designed for high school students currently in grades 10 or 11, Summer Academy unfolds over two weeks of classes, workshops, activities, and trips, and is supervised 24/7 by McGill staff and students. This experience will introduce you to university life and is sure to make your summer memorable!
Welcome to the 2020 McGill Summer Academy!
Sign up to our mailing list if you are interested in our 2020 Summer Academy. 

You can now start the application process for the program.

Click here for more details. 

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Young Reporters for the Environment

EcoSchools Canada is proud to launch the 2019-2020 Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) competition, a global initiative for budding young environmental journalists.

For the 2019-2020 competition, entries can be submitted until March 27, 2020 and must be communicated in English. This year’s themes are climate changeloss of biodiversity, and pollution. 


Monday, November 25, 2019

There's only one week left to apply to Forum 2020!

Do you know any youth interested in Canadian politics and/or civically engaged in their communities?
Encourage them to apply to Forum for Young Canadians!

We are looking for engaged and passionate youth to participate in Forum for Young Canadians - a program that brings students to Ottawa to experience Canadian democracy in action on Parliament Hill! We are currently accepting applications for our Winter 2020 sessions, so if you know someone in high school/CEGEP who might be interested in attending our program, tell them to APPLY NOW!

NOVEMBER 30, 2019

Thursday, November 21, 2019

HDSB hosts Halton Pathways: A Future That Fits on Nov. 29

The Halton District School Board is pleased to announce it is hosting its second annual experiential learning event, Halton Pathways: A Future that Fits, for approximately 1,500 Grade 10 students, on Friday, November 29 at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre (Velodrome) in Milton.

The daylong event will feature an opportunity for students to explore high school Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs and to meet the teachers and employers related to each SHSM sector. The event will include more than 45 local businesses, providing a full day of hands-on interactive activities for students.

Colleges and universities will attend and provide displays related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Police Foundations, Trades and Technology, the Environment, Energy, and Arts and Culture. Activities will include a robotics display, healthcare medical simulation mannequin, construction and DIY projects, sound, lighting and equipment, a virtual reality trainer, fire trucks and fire extinguishers, cupcake decorating, welding simulations, therapy dogs, fingerprinting session, and more.

“This event will give our students the opportunity to explore many different businesses and learn about programs, like the Specialist High Skills Major and the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program, that allows them to engage in specialized programming and real-work experience in high school,” says Veronica Kleinsmith, Specialist High Schools Major Resource Teacher for the Halton District School Board.  

The HDSB currently offers 60 Specialist High Skills Major programs and 15 Concentrated Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Programs with approximately 1,500 Grade 11 and 12 students enrolled in more than a dozen different sectors such as Business, Arts and Culture, Transportation, Construction, Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services.  

For more information on A Future that Fits, visit

University of Waterloo Outreach programs

Catalyst Summer Programs
Applications will open for our Catalyst Summer Program and Grade 11 Girls Conference next week, on November 27th at 12:30PM

The Catalyst Summer Program (Grade 10-12): 
is a 2-week program that offers a unique, interdisciplinary approach to the “traditional leadership program." Drawing from the University of Waterloo’s strengths in engineering, science, and innovation, high school students develop leadership skills within a community and problem-based context - with real opportunities to put new skills to practice!

Leader In Training Program: The Engineering Science Quest Leader In Training (LIT) Program is a program designed to engage high school students applicants who have finished grade 9 or higher and are interested in becoming staff with Engineering Science Quest. The program builds leadership skills through group problem solving, hands-on program development and delivery, first-hand experience working with children and the opportunity to complete volunteer service hours.

Grade 11 Girls Conference: The conference is an exciting opportunity for grade 11 girls to participate in hands-on workshops, explore the University of Waterloo, meet engineering students, compete in a design competition, and experience life in residence! 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

CBC's First Page Student Writing Challenge!

The First Page student writing challenge is now open for submissions! 

THE CHALLENGE: Grades 7 to 12 students, give a glimpse of the great Canadian novel in the year 2169. Your challenge is to write the first page of a novel set 150 years in the future, with your protagonist facing an issue that's topical today and setting the scene for how it's all playing out in a century and a half.
WHAT YOU CAN WRITE: Your entry can be 300-400 words in length. Your entry also needs a title, but the title is not included in the word limit. Your entry can be written in any genre. 

The challenge will be accepting submissions until November 25, 2019 at 6 p.m.  

Thursday, November 7, 2019

SafeTALK Training

safeTALK offers valuable skills to everyone 15 and older and requires no formal training or prior experience in suicide prevention.  safeTALK is an excellent tool for people who want to become alert to the dangers of suicide.  

This may be helpful for parents/loved ones of a young person experiencing suicidal ideation, older students who are looking to go into a 'helping' field, or anyone who wants to expand their comfort level and knowledge of suicide. 

These trainings often fill up very fast so I would urge anyone interested to sign up quickly. 

Dates: Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 – 9:00am- 1:00pm

Location: 2401 Bristol Circle, Suite 105, Oakville, L6H 5S9

To register please email Diana Davis at:

This is a FREE 4 hour workshop open to family members, care givers or loved ones.
Workbook and certificate provided.