Change your life. Change the world! That’s the promise of the CWF Canadian Conservation Corps (CCC). This three-part program presents an exciting opportunity for youth ages 18 to 30 to learn, grow and experience Canada in a unique way while having a real impact on conservation. Your adventure begins with an exciting wilderness journey followed by a field placement with national leaders in conservation. You’ll then develop your own idea into a meaningful service project in your home community. Are you ready for what could be the greatest adventure of your life?Apply Now
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What’s Involved in the Program?
Participants in the CCC program will take part in three distinct stages
Sea kayaking along the coast. Backpacking through the Canadian Rockies. Dog sledding through snow-bound national parks. These are just a few of the options Corps members will enjoy during their wilderness adventure. This immersive type of experience is recognized by leaders in the field of education and social development as an ideal way for individuals to learn about themselves, their peers and the community at large. By travelling and reflecting together, they will build social capital, conservation ethic and the tenacity required for success in life. This stage will involve introspective activities, physical challenges and time for participants to form great team building skills as well as an understanding and respect for each other’s social and cultural diversity. This stage is all about discovery, whether it’s learning about conservation or finding out more about yourself and what it means to be part of a successful team. The expeditions will be designed and led in collaboration with Outward Bound Canada, who have been leading inspiring and challenging journeys of self-discovery in the natural world since 1969.Read More
Immersive Field Learning
In this stage CCC participants will be immersed in exciting hands-on conservation and environmental field learning, labouring alongside experts in a variety of opportunities that may include areas such as: Habitat Creation and Restoration, Wildlife Management and/or Environmental Science, public awareness & environmental education. Corps members will have a chance to complete meaningful service learning to deepen the lessons learned in the first stage of the program. During this stage, participants will also begin to develop outreach and service projects they can deliver during stage three of the program.Read More
Outreach and Service
This is where participants put their ideas in motion in the hope of making Canada a better place. In Stage Three, they will work with partners to execute their ideas in their home community, delivering a service project designed to inspire other youths ages 15 to 30 to get involved. It’s a “pay it forward” initiative they develop and deliver built around a conservation issue of their choice. In the end they’ll have a deeper appreciation for the natural world around them and a great sense of personal accomplishment.Apply Now
The Adventure Begins!
Join us online as we follow the Canadian Conservation Corps groups. These conservation-minded youth tackle a wilderness journey, followed by immersive experiential learning followed by giving back to their communities, with the ultimate goal of furthering conservation in Canada.