Project Canoe in the New Year

It is exciting to enter 2011 as the Executive Director of Project Canoe. We are now in our 35th year of service. In that time we've taken thousands of Ontario youth, who might not otherwise have had the opportunity, into the Canadian outdoors. Yes, as our name implies, most of the time we are canoeing up in Temagami. But, did you know, we also provide year-round programming? Thanks to our network of program partners, we work throughout the year with youth in the outdoors in a variety of settings. We are now gearing up for three important events:

  • Annual General Meeting: Sunday, February 20th, noon to 2 p.m. at the Centre for Social Innovation at 215 Spadina Avenue
  • Youth Outdoor Weekend: Friday, February 25th to Sunday, February 27th (contact Sheryl Yip for more details at
  • Youth Outdoor Symposium: Saturday, April 16th, with more details to come

We've recently posted our 2011 employment opportunities, so visit our Employment page to learn more. We also have a variety of volunteer opportunities cropping up this winter and spring listed on our Volunteer page.

With your on-going support, I look forward to 2011 and the myriad of outdoor experiences we'll provide Ontario youth.

Melanie Redman, Executive Director