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CQ Breaking Borders

Breaking Borders

Welcome to Camp Quality 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.

The next adventure awaits!

Breaking Borders 2016-2017

In association with POGO and Adventureworks!

This time, you, the participants will decide where to go, and what to do when you get there! But there’s a twist! This time, we’re challenging you to make the world a bit better through your presence in it. Will you go surfing in BC and help regenerate the coastal ecosystem? Hike the Athabaskan trail and provide vital maintenance? Climb a glacier and document some of the effects of global warming? It’s yours to decide!

Our group of young adults will meet several times over a 10 month period to get to know each other, bond, decide, plan, fundraise, make press releases, and take off on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that will be sure to change the way you see yourself and the world!

Our first two meetings will take place in Toronto and at Adventureworks! in Ancaster, Ontario (transport provided) on November 19th, 2016 and December 10, 2016 respectively. More meet-ups will follow about once a month in 2017, until you set off on your adventure in early August! All meet-ups will take place on Saturday afternoons. The date of the trip is to be determined by the group at our December meeting.

Professional coaches, facilitators, and topic experts will be on hand to help you make it happen. Risk management oversight, and a medical committee made up of physicians, psychologists, and counsellors will help ensure that the best possible support is provided.

To apply, and join us at our orientation session, November 19th, please complete our application form:


To find out more, or ask any questions, you can call Camp Quality at 416-406-2267, contact Camp Quality’s Brendan Turner at, or POGO’s Carly Fleming at

Our program aims to be as inclusive as possible for people of all abilities. We know that it is not our bodies that will shape us, but our ability to redefine what is possible in our own lives.

Important Dates and Announcements

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Volunteer Pre-Application Deadline

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Camper Pre-Application Deadline

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Contact CQ Breaking Borders

CQ Breaking Borders

Brendan Turner
Manager of Programs

CQ National Office

1444 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M4L 1E1

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