The advantage of the National Experience is that participants are not alone. The success of the program is based on working together and supporting each other as a team. Through exchange and discussions, participants learn from each other, explore problem solving, and provide a supportive environment where everyone is accepted and valued.
Katimavik has a proven track record of providing positive youth development programming. The Project Leader and the partner community organizations are trained to ensure that each participant is provided with the opportunities they need to have a positive experience.
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.
The National Experience is open to all youth aged 17-25 years old. Participants must be a Canadian citizen or be able to demonstrate that they are legally residing in Canada.
Katimavik Participants are currently in the following six communities across Canada :
Katimavik is expanding to 6 new communities! Follow the updates!