Your journey to significance starts here
- Crucial Skills Workshops
- Work Terms
- Coaching & Mentorship
- Community Project
Gap year. Post-graduate certificate. Career transition.
Employers around the world are looking for young people who are self-aware, can collaborate effectively and are intellectually curious. 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 your passions and talents.
- Develop your confidence, self-awareness and communication skills.
- Spark your curiosity. Ignite your potential.
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, graduate '17|
|"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, parent '18|
You can complete your Discover Year in Ottawa or online.
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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