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A Purposeful Gap Year

Would you like to better understand your interests and strengths and how you can make use of them to create a fulfilling life? Would you like to build the most important skills for personal and professional success as an adult?

Discover Year is a structured one-year career and leadership development program that helps young adults build essential skills through experiential learning, mentorship and interactive education.

* Discover Year is a certified Canadian post-secondary program. Tuition fees are RESP-eligible, and can be claimed as tuition tax credits, reducing the effective cost to most students and families.

  • Discover your passions and talents.
  • Develop your confidence, self-awareness and communication skills.
  • Spark your curiosity. Ignite your potential.

Meet a DY student!

We would love to meet you and answer your questions about Discover Year. Get in touch to set up a call with our staff or a current DY student!

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Did You Know

100% of our graduates agree that Discover Year helped them:

  • Become more self-aware
  • Build stronger self-confidence
  • Improve their interpersonal skills

100% of parents of Discover Year graduates agree that the program was a positive choice for their family


"Last year, I didn't know what I wanted out of my future. I was aimlessly following the paths that people around me were suggesting. During my Discover Year, I learned a lot about myself. Now I feel like I'm in control because I know what direction I want to take with my future. I feel like I'm moving through life with a purpose. It's hard to describe, but I see value in my actions, which is something I was missing in the first 18 years of my life." — Josh, DY graduate
"Never in a million years could you accomplish in your own gap year what the students accomplish in one Discover Year. There is just so much condensed into 12 months. It’s amazing" — Nadja, DY parent
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We use a hybrid learning model with live sessions in Ottawa, Canada, as well as interactive online sessions, so we can accommodate students from around the world.



Our Team

We have an incredibly diverse and passionate team of mentors and coaches. Over 100 caring, generous and successful professionals volunteer their time and expertise to help our students build significant lives. We are very lucky to be surrounded by so many amazing people.
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