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Has your group ever thought about exploring other regions of Canada, initiating community service projects, living in another community, meeting new people, learning Canada's other official language, or exploring Canada's cultural diversity? If so, the YMCA Youth Exchanges Canada Program may be for you!
This group reciprocal exchange program is designed for groups of 10 to 30 participants between the ages of 12 and 17. Participants are twinned with same-age groups from another province or territory, and they take turns staying in each other's communities for at least five days.
The YMCA Youth Exchanges Canada Program is open to groups of young people who belong to a recognized community organization or school. To participate in the program, you must:
Although this program is open to all Canadian youth, we do give priority to those who are engaging participants from traditionally under-represented groups:
If you work with youth (whether as an educator or worker with a community-based organization) and would like to lead a group exchange to another part of Canada, click here to learn how to register.
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