The Encounters With Canada Support Foundation has a new name, The Young Citizens Foundation. The Foundation has also expanded its mission. It will continue to support the Encounters With Canada program’s recruitment initiative by offering EWC applicants from low income families financial assistance. In addition, it will support other selected nationally recognized citizenship and leadership development programs who partner with us by offering scholarships to selected participants in those programs. The Young Citizens Foundation’s goal is to help prepare Canada’s youth to take on positions of leadership and thus strengthen Canada’s future.