Connecting Canadians to the Outdoors
For those Canadians connected to the outdoors, access seems so easy, but most Canadians never get the experiences they need to connect to, and be in, the outdoors year round, urban to wilderness. The OCC is piloting a cluster of programs in Calgary to find a way of opening the door for all Canadians.
The Outdoor Activity Club
The OCC Outdoor Activity Club is a 6-week intensive outdoor leadership development opportunity for youth between the ages of 16 and 30. Participants will to learn how to lead themselves and others outdoors, develop project management skills, and receive certifications in outdoor leadership and first aid. For their graduation project, they and their team will design and deliver their own outdoor experience for a group of children.
Community Sport Hub
The 'Community Sport Hub' is a three year pilot project led by the City of Calgary in partnership with Calgary Board of Education, traditional sports organizations and the Outdoor Council of Canada