Experiences Canada


Please note that priority will be given to those applications containing strong historical content. Experience Canada's vision is to promote an environment in which all Canadians take full advantage of dynamic cultural experiences, celebrate our history and heritage, and participate in building creative communities.

Please note to ensure the safety security of the youth participating in an exchange all volunteers and adults over the age of 18 living in the host family household are required to provide clear police record and vulnerable sector checks.

As the group organizer you agree that all youth participants are new to the exchange program. Any returning youth may participate, however they will be unsubsidized.

1. Group Identification (Page 1 of 8)

Group Information

Group Organizer Information


School Principal or Club President (Must be different to Group Organizer and must have signing authority)

2. Group Profile (Page 2 of 8)

  • If you have both male and female youth in your group, please include one male and one female chaperone in the group.
  • The subsidized chaperone ratio is:
    • Groups of 10 to 20 youth: 2 chaperones
      Groups of 21 to 30 youth: 3 chaperones

a) Estimated Number of Participants (Groups must consist of a minimum 8 youth and 2 adults):

Please ensure the minimum group size is no smaller than 8 youth

Please ensure the minimum group size is no smaller than 8 youth

b) Please indicate your group size flexibility:
Please ensure the minimum group size is no smaller than 8 youth
Please ensure the maximum group size is no bigger than 45 youth
c) Please indicate your age range of Youth:
Please ensure the minimum age is no younger than 11
Please ensure that maximum age is no older then 18

3. Group Description (Page 3 of 8)

c)   We encourage the participation of youth who have traditionally been under-represented in exchanges. Please indicate if your group includes youth who fall within the following groupings: (please see Definitions on page 7 of the Application Guide)

4. Exchange Description (Page 4 of 8)

5. Objectives (Page 5 of 8)

6.  Specific Requests (Optional) (Page 6 of 8)

Twin Group Information


7.  Exchange Period (Page 7 of 8)

Please indicate your preferred Travel and Hosting periods

8.  Agreements (Page 8 of 8)

Due to a high demand for exchanges, not all applications to the program will result in an approved exchange. Experiences Canada tracks all groups' history to ensure that everyone has equal access to the program.  Please note if your application is selected for funding the group is required to pay a $100 per person registration fee.

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