National Experience Participant

(Katimavik's National Experience)

Position ID: V-CWD0176
Last Modified: 30 May 2024
Last Full Update: 30 May 2024

Opportunity Details: National Experience Participant

Contact Participant Recruitment Team, Katimavik; Phone: 514-868-0898; Email:

Katimavik’s National Experience is an amazing opportunity for any Canadian citizens, permanent residents or landed refugees aged 17 – 25 who are looking for 5.5 months of creative learning, community engagement, Truth and Reconciliation, and self-discovery! Youth will live in a group with up to 10 of their peers in two separate communities throughout the course of the program. During the program they engage in 32 valuable volunteer hours a week, learn how to manage a house, make lifelong friends, and gain confidence that they themselves can make an impactful difference in our country. This is a fully funded opportunity where participants’ travel expenses, living accommodations, food costs, and daily needs are covered. All they will need to bring is their dedication, empathy, and commitment to making a better world!

Some of the topics and skills that Participants will be challenged to learn about include:

  • The history of Indigenous peoples in Canada and the importance of Truth and Reconciliation;
  • The benefits and impact of civic engagement;
  • Professional work skills in a variety of sectors, depending on volunteer placements;
  • Cooking skills, house maintenance, and practical life skills;
  • Conflict resolution, communication, and how to strive within a team environment;
  • Environmental protection and sustainable development;
  • English or French as an additional language;
  • Leadership, advocacy, and project management skills;
  • Canada’s cultural, geographic, and linguistic diversity.
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Benefits All expenses related to participation in the program are covered, including transportation to and from the communities, group activities, housing, and meals.
Ages 17 year(s) - 25 year(s)
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Areas of Interest Community Outreach ; Employment / Career Guidance ; Life Skills Support ; Translation / Languages / Interpretation ; Youth Engagement
Commitment Length Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) - 5.5 months ; Cohorts begin every January and July.
Interaction Level Small Group - Up to 11 participants per group
Location Across Canada
Number of Positions Bruce County ; Grey County ; Muskoka District ; Northumberland County ; Parry Sound District ; Peterborough (County of) ; Simcoe County 
170 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements A criminal record check is required, however having a record does not necessarily effect eligibility to this program.

Agency Details: Katimavik's National Experience

Office Phone 514-868-0898
Toll Free Phone 1-888-525-1503
Address & Map
1453 rue Beaubien Est, Suite 310
Montréal, QC
Canada H2G 3C6
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