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Our Impact ON YOUTH

Since 1969, Outward Bound Canada has provided authentic outdoor adventures to more than 175,000 participants. Our impact goes far beyond the duration of our courses and the thousands of youth we serve each year. We are a vocal champion for outdoor education and emphasize its increasing importance in today’s society.

As a leading facilitator of outdoor learning experiences that support physical, social, and emotional skill development and environmental leadership, we focus on youth underserved with outdoor education.

Participants emerge from our programs with renewed confidence, strengthened leadership skills, and a deeper connection to nature. Our alumni succeed academically, professionally, and personally, and are committed to creating positive change in their communities and beyond.

OBC worked with Bain and Company to quantify the impact of OBC’s programs. Check out the results.

Your Impact Empowering Youth Through Adventures in Nature
School Groups The Benefits of Outdoor Education
Parent Testimonial The impact on my son
Epic Courses What are you doing this summer?
Youth Testimonials This Experience changed my life

Our participants report:

Backpack-Icon-graphic 70% Increased resiliency
Compass-Icon-graphic 77% Increased leadership
Fire-Icon-graphic 70% Increased compassion
Tent-Icon-graphic 90% Want to do another Outward Bound course