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Do you want to join a program committed and actively working towards Truth and Reconciliation?

Do you want to become…

  • A Contributor to an eco-friendly and sustainable world?
  • An Advocate for inclusiveness and diversity?
  • A Confident change-maker working towards a better Canada?


The Katimavik National Experience challenges youth to make a positive impact in the communities while also developing a vast set of skills and competencies.


  • Volunteering 30 hours a week at local non-profit organizations;
  • Engaging in meaningful Truth and Reconciliation initiatives;
  • Local Reconciliation Projects
  • Safe and Supportive Learning Experience
  • Learn from and work alongside Indigenous Peoples in the communities hosting a Katimavik project
  • Experiential learning and discovery
  • Team building and collaboration;
  • Designing and implementing community projects;
  • Managing all aspects of the Katimavik house.




  • 17 – 25 years old?
  • A resident or citizen of Canada?
  • Motivated to learn new skills?
  • Ready to meet the challenges of group living be a team player?
  • Prepared to volunteer and participate in group activities?
  • Feel able to fully commit to an immersive full-time program and be willing to work on your personal autonomy?




How is the program funded and how much does it cost?

Katimavik is grateful for funding provided by the Government of Canada through its Canada Service Corps initiative.

All expenses related to participation in the program are covered, including transportation to and from the communities, group activities, housing, and meals.

Participants fundraise $1000 prior to the program start date in order to contribute to the costs of their participation. Recognizing that this can be a barrier for some young people in Canada, Katimavik will provide tools and resources to assist with fundraising efforts.

In order to ensure that this opportunity is available to all youth across Canada, Katimavik will work on an individual basis with anyone who may feel that the fundraising is a barrier to their participation.


How do I apply?

Our next program will run from January 12th to June 15th 2022. Applications will be opening soon! If you would like to receive a notification for when applications are open, please email


Katimavik is committed to providing an inclusive, diverse, respectful environment and encourages applications from young adults of all backgrounds, genders, religions, and cultures. The National Experience aims to prepare youth for future employment opportunities and/or post-secondary learning. Previous work experience or studies is not required.


Contact us: 514-868-0898, ext. 2931