Experiences Canada Youth Exchanges

Youth Exchanges Canada: FREE Travel for Your Unit!

Has your Unit ever thought about exploring other regions of Canada, living in another community, meeting new people, learning Canada’s other official language, volunteering in another community, or simply exploring Canada’s cultural diversity?

If yes, this program is for you! Girl Guides of Canada has partnered with Experiences Canada (formerly SEVEC) to enable Girl Guide Units to participate in their exchange program – an enriching educational exchange initiative for Canadian youth. This homestay exchange program is ideal for Pathfinders and Rangers who would like to experience the country.

Travel is FREE! Costs are funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Why your Unit should participate:

  • Complete Girl Guides programming!
    • Pathfinders: Canada at your Doorstep
    • Rangers: Community Connections
  • Experience of a lifetime together with your Unit
  • Build important life and job skills
  • Get to know your Guiding sisters from another part of the country!

And don’t forget to look closely at your program book – you may achieve more than expected!

Keys to a successful application:

Engage your Unit in developing a set of learning objectives that will ensure a winning application! A strong application will include learning objectives that relate to the Girl Guides Mission. This Body Map Activity is an example of how to identify learning objectives with you Unit.

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