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CQ Breaking Borders

Breaking Borders

This program is open to all young adult cancer, brain tumour and marrow failure survivors.

Each year, we offer a different and unique expedition designed to provide plenty of personal challenge and an opportunity to connect with others who understand your story. For the first time, what that experience involves, will be up to you!

Our first trip in 2013 saw participants canoeing through the beautiful lakes of Algonquin Park, Ontario. In 2014, 12 amazing people got a chance to sea kayak in the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick. In 2015, our adventures took us to the big waters of Georgian Bay and Lake Huron for a week-long voyage aboard the tall ship Playfair. In 2017, a group of ten incredible young adults spent 9 months researching, planning, fundraising, and preparing for an amazing trip of their own design – a trip to Haida Gwaii for a week of exploration and giving back through an ambitious beach clean up initiative!

Breaking Borders 2016-2017

In association with POGO

Breaking Borders is a program that aims to aid in the transitioning of childhood cancer survivors and patients into the worlds of work and higher education by providing them with an opportunity to engage in a challenging, self-directed adventure experience. This self-directed, professionally-facilitated group experience promotes the simple truth that growth demands us to reach outside of ourselves.

Our group has decided to engage in a large-scale shoreline reclamation project on Haida Gwaii, on the Pacific coast of Canada. We will challenge ourselves by exploring remote areas by kayak, and, in an effort to give back, we have decided to clean up the coastline, and will be forming our goals to remove a large amount of the man-made debris that endangers these vital coastal ecosystems.


Important Dates and Announcements

Expedition Dates

Dates coming soon

Camper Application Deadline

Applications are now closed. We will reopen applications for the 2017-2018 program in the fall.


Contact CQ Breaking Borders

CQ Breaking Borders

Brendan Turner
Executive Director

CQ National Office

1444 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M4L 1E1

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Camper Applications!

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