Rotary Adventures in Citizenship Program

Gain a better understanding of our country and learn to appreciate the diversity of Canada.

This four day, annual event provides a unique opportunity for a select group of young Canadians to come together and gain a better understanding of our country. Through meetings with political leaders, senior officials and others they will learn a great deal about the workings of our democratic institutions. This event has been hosted by the Rotary Club of Ottawa since 1951.

Event Details and Registration

Date: May 26-29, 2024

Applications Deadline: May 1, 2024

Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Students are sponsored by a Rotary Club in their region. This Club pays the registration fees as well as the round-trip travel costs.

Who Can Participate:
Students aged 16-18 years, residing in the County of Simcoe. The program is intended for citizens of Canada or those who hold landed immigrant status.

Program Highlights:
The program evolves from year to year in response to the changing political agenda of the country. Normally, the program will include a presentation from the Speaker of the House of Commons and a visit in the Chamber, meetings with aboriginal and local leaders and motivational speakers. Other typical activities include a special sitting of a Citizenship Court, a visit to the Canadian War Museum and local universities, discussions with topical experts, a talent show and a French-Canadian meal. Participants are encouraged in fellowship among themselves and an appreciation of the cultural diversity in Canada.

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Rotary Adventures in Citizenship Program- Application Form