First-ever, multi-city North American showcase features education options for youth

Discover Year to host concurrent events in Canada and the US, in-person and online, for students and educators

OTTAWA (November 14, 2022) – For the first time in its history, Discover Year, a certified Canadian post-secondary program, will host its Fall Open House simultaneously in four locations: Ottawa, Ontario; Toronto, Ontario; Boston, Massachusetts; and online, on Tuesday, November 22nd from 7-9pm ET, for high school and post-secondary students, their families and educators.

“We are excited about these key enhancements to the design, accessibility and reach of our annual, marquee event,” says Jay Gosselin, Founder and President, Discover Year. “Our fresh, new Open House experience puts an even greater focus on the needs of students, parents and educators from across Canada and the United States — during a uniquely challenging time.”

Discover Year supports young adults to gain the life skills and experience needed to thrive in school, work and beyond, through structured and meaningful gap year programming that includes: workshops, mentorship, service initiatives, work terms and travel.

“The past two years have had a significant impact on young adults, many of whom have lost critical connections, opportunities, skills, and experiences,” adds Gosselin. “As a result, the option of a structured gap year to help students recapture dormant skills, ease the transition between high school and post-secondary studies, and prepare for their future careers — is vital.”

Since 2015, Discover Year has welcomed students, parents and educators from across Canada and internationally during its Fall Open House.

During the 2022 Fall Open House, attendees will be able to meet and learn from current Discover Year students, mentors, parents, staff, and alumni, through small-group discussions, networking opportunities and presentations — both in-person and virtually.


About Discover Year
Discover Year is a one-year life skills program that helps young adults better understand what they want in life and build the skills they need to go out and get it. Through essential skills workshops, work terms, travel, mentorship, and community service, our students build stronger self-awareness, confidence, communication skills and resilience to thrive in whatever education or career path they take.

Media contact:
Emily Kathen
Communications Manager, Discover Year