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Reach Beyond - Magnetic North Pole Expedition- 2018/2019

Outward Bound Canada

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Campaign Ends Sept. 17, 2019
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Outward Bound Canada is a national not-for-profit, charitable, educational organization that inspires personal development and self-discovery through challenge and adventure in the natural world. We offer life-transforming experiences, both in the wilderness and urban-based, for people of all ages and from all walks of life.

Often, those who stand to benefit most from a transformative Outward Bound experience belong to society’s most vulnerable populations. Our specialized charitable programs – funded by individual donations, grants and OBC fundraising initiatives – ensure that those who have the potential to benefit most from an Outward Bound experience have the opportunity to do so. 

Outward Bound Canada’s Reach Beyond Fundraising Expeditions are a unique opportunity for participants to achieve something incredible while making an important difference in the life of someone in need. With your help, our teams aim to raise funds to support the many outstanding charitable programs offered by Outward Bound Canada. 

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Charitable Programs Include:

Women of Courage: These courses offer women survivors of violence and/or abuse the opportunity to experience adventure in the Canadian wilderness with other women who share a common history. By providing the appropriate challenges and supports within a restorative natural setting, this unique program helps Women of Courage to transition from a position of crisis to a place of strength.

Veterans Programs: Many military men and women struggle with the lingering physical and mental impacts of their experiences. OBC's week-long wilderness expeditions for veterans are life-affirming experiences, specially designed to help soldiers face their challenges with renewed confidence.

Programs for Vulnerable Youth: OBC has a long history of working with vulnerable youth to help them stay in school and turn away from self-destructive behaviours. Our carefully orchestrated wilderness expeditions and urban programs take young people out of their comfort zone into situations that awaken self-discovery, self-reliance and a connection with others. 

Indigenous Programs: For over 25 years, OBC has partnered with Indigenous communities across Canada to co-create dynamic expeditions in the Canadian wilderness in order to help indigenous youth reconnect with their culture and discover their personal and leadership capacity. We also offer innovative community-based and urban programs for Indigenous youth, focused on both cultural re-connection and high-school retention.