What we do

We provide youth with the opportunity to experience a canoe trip in northern Ontario in the summer, and recreational programs in Toronto throughout the year.

We focus on youth that would otherwise be unable to participate due to barriers they face in their lives. These barriers may be social, emotional, behavioural, learning or economic barriers.

Project Canoe was founded by Dr. Herb Batt in 1977 and has served over 4000 youth over the years.

Our Youth

Youth discover Project Canoe in a variety of ways. The pie chart below shows our referral sources from youth by percentage.

The below chart shows the gender breakdown for our youth by percentage.


Learn more about our work through this 11-minute promotional video produced in 2006 through the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.