Breaking Borders is a program that aims to aid in the transitioning of childhood cancer survivors into the worlds of work and higher education by providing them with an opportunity to engage in a challenging, group-directed adventure experience. This professionally-facilitated group experience promotes the simple truth that growth demands us to reach outside of ourselves – and to break down borders.
Our first trip in 2013 saw participants canoeing through the beautiful lakes of Algonquin Park, Ontario. In 2014, 12 more 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!
Starting in November, 2018, we will be launching the program again with the aim of providing 14 new young adults with the opportunity to connect, discover, build, learn, explore and make a difference in the amazing world we live in. Participants will be working with a group of young adults who’ve shared many of their life experiences to plan, fundraise for, and take off on the adventure of a lifetime.
The 2018/2019 Breaking Borders program is generously supported by RBC Future Launch™.
Read more here: BEYOND DIAGNOSIS – CHILDHOOD CANCER SURVIVORS BREAK BORDERS
Important Dates and Announcements
Next Intake: November 2018
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
CQ National Office
1444 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M4L 1E1