Exchange Programs and Conferences

4Rs connect young change makers across the country in gatherings based on Respect, Reciprocity, Reconciliation, and Relevance.

Action Canada
Action Canada fosters youth leaders in its innovative Fellowship program. Each year 20 highly motivated young people do a a ten-month program on leadership and public issues in Canada.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada (biannual) Youth Conference
Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada (biannual) Youth Conference brings together Canadian youth aged 15-19 to develop lasting friendships and discuss positive ways they can bring about change on a variety of issues.

Canada World Youth (CWY)
Canada World Youth (CWY) offers youth (between the ages of 18-29) a chance to participate in educational programs and become an active in community development in Canada and overseas.

Canadian Roots Exchange (CRE)
CRE’s annual conferences and youth exchanges focus on building bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth (age 13-30).

Encounters with Canada
Encounters with Canada allows Canadian high school students (age 14-17) to take part in one of eleven different week long programs in Ottawa. Selection of participants in each region is made on the recommendation of school authorities.

International Youth Leadership Conference
International Youth Leadership Conference is an annual event that grants youth the opportunity to test their international leadership skills in real-world simulations of global organizations.

Katimavik Exchange Program
Katimavik offers Canadian youth the opportunity to contribute to the sustainable development of communities across Canada through challenging volunteer service programs.

Me to We
Me to We is a new kind of social enterprise for people who want to help change the world with their daily choices.

National Seminar- Canadian Student debating Federation
National Seminar- Canadian Student debating Federation invites students (age 14-19) from across Canada to participate in an annual (April) seven day seminar that offers a series of workshops and debates.

Rotary International
Youth participate in exchanges that involve more than 80 countries around the world.

The Students Commission
Two annual gatherings in Ontario in March & August bring students together for equality and justice. Do you have the passion, energy and creativity to commit to mobilizing your community in order to make a difference?

YMCA Youth Exchanges
The Youth Exchanges Canada program pair with youth groups of 10 to 30 participants between the ages of 12 and 17 from another province or territory, and they travel to each other’s communities, staying for at least 5 days.