Exchanges & Volunteering

Exchanges

  • Northern Youth Abroad Program
  • This program enables youth aged 15 to 21 living in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories to acquire professional skills and training, hands on work experience, and high school credits through a cross cultural work and learning experience in southern Canada and abroad.

  • Activate National Youth Leadership Conference (En Français)
  • Brings together 40-50 young Canadians aged 16-22 from every province and territory in Canada to explore talents, skills and interests.

  • Canada World Youth (En Français)
  • Canada World Youth (CWY) is a world leader in the development of international educational programs for youth aged 15 to 25. They work with countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia, the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe.

  • Exchanges Canada (En Français)
  • Exchanges Canada is a Government of Canada initiative that helps Canadian youth connect with one another, experience the diversity of Canada’s communities, languages and cultures, and get involved in the future of the country.

  • Explore (En Français)
  • Explore is a five-week intensive language-learning course. You can take the course in the spring or summer, whichever you prefer.

  • Northern Youth Abroad Program Blog
  • You can keep up to date with all of our participants adventures here. As part of the blog you can read each participants story, see pictures, and post comments. Check back often as new participant stories will be posted every day!

  • Rotary Club
  • The Rotary Club of Yellowknife particpiates in a number of youth exchange programs each year.

  • Students on Ice (En Français)
  • Students on Ice is an award-winning organization offering unique educational expeditions to the Antarctic and the Arctic.

  • Year of the Inuit – Students On Ice Arctic Scholarships
  • Students on Ice is proudly offering fully-funded scholarships for Canadian youth to participate in the upcoming Arctic Expedition. These scholarships are available for high school students between the ages of 14-18. Some of the scholarships will be awarded to northern Aboriginal youth, while others are available to all students from across the country.

Volunteering

  • Canadian Cancer Society
  • Volunteering with the Canadian Cancer Society is a great opportunity to make a difference in someone's life, be part of a team, share your experience, learn new skills and develop lasting friendships.

  • Canada's Champions of Change
  • If you know someone whose volunteerism is having an exceptional impact in their community, in Canada or on the planet, nominate them for Canada’s Champions of Change. Two grand prize winners receive $25,000 each to their charity. Eight finalists receive $10,000 each to their charity. Winners will be revealed on CBC TV News in January 2011, the 10th anniversary of the International Year of the Volunteer.

  • Canadian Parks And Wilderness Society
  • CPAWS-NWT wants to match your needs and skills with what our chapter needs. Our goal is to utilize our volunteers effectively, providing them with a positive experience, while increasing our chapter's effectiveness at conserving our northern environment. We're a friendly bunch, so you'll have fun too!

  • NWT Special Olympics
  • Volunteers help athletes achieve their personal best in sport, and in life. Volunteers share in each athlete's achievements and help them win at life.

  • NWT SPCA
  • The NWT Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has various different programs that you can volunteer for.

  • Volunteer Now
  • Volunteer Now! is a unique leadership program designed to help young people like you realize the power you have to change the world through school involvement and volunteering.