Need Financial Assistance?
Financial assistance is offered in two forms.
The Foundation’s Financial Assistance Program
This program was specifically designed to assist Canadian youth to attend The Encounters With Canada Program. Although the Federal Ministry of Heritage fully funds the transportation cost of students travelling to Ottawa to attend the Encounters With Canada Program, many Canadian families cannot afford the $675.00 registration fee. The Young Citizens Foundation feels that because the Encounters With Canada Program is a nationally funded program, students from lower income families should be represented, and thus, the Foundation is prepared to offer some financial assistance to qualifying students if funding is available.
Outside Funding For All Students
This option applies to all students of any of the national programs that the Foundation is supporting. The Foundation has researched possible sources of financial assistance for you from outside sources. The Foundation strongly recommends that you do one or more of the following:
Please Note: The Young Citizens Foundation is an independent public foundation that is not legally associated with the programs that it is helping to support. We are not members of the societies that oversee these programs; are not members of their boards of directors; and, play no part in the formation of their operational policies.
What is our motivation? – The Young Citizens Foundation and its Board of Directors understand that Canada’s future depends upon developing Canada’s youth into knowledgeable and committed leaders who have a passion for the values that Canadian citizenship training develops. It is in Canada’s interest if we encourage students to attend such programs.