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CQ Breaking Borders

What is Breaking Borders?

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.

How can I be a part of it?

Eligibility Requirements
  • Childhood Cancer Survivor Aged 18-29
  • Living in Ontario
  • Willingness to Learn
  • Diligent with Communication
  • Come Ready to Participate
  • Must attend a minimum of 3 sessions to participate
To Apply
  • Fill Out an Online Application (Follow the button in the top right corner!)
  • Participate in a 1:1 casual interview to chat more about the program

What will I be doing?

The Breaking Borders group (14 participants) will meet in person for a themed session while exploring nature that helps the participants plan an outdoor adventure in Ontario! These sessions range from topics on communication, team-building, self-care, trip-planning, and more!

Where does this take place? 

The first session will be an introduction via tele-conference in March. From May to July, participants will meet in a selected outdoor setting that will be local to the majority of the participants. We cover the costs of travel.

Can you tell me more about the previous trips?

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! In 2019, an intimate group of 4 young adults, again explored Algonquin Park by canoe and traversed the land on their portages.

Important Dates and Announcements

Applications Open

September 9 – January 31

Program Dates






Contact CQ Breaking Borders

CQ Breaking Borders

Maya Stern
Administrative & Program Coordinator

CQ National Office

1444 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M4L 1E1
416-406-2267 EXT 101

Participant Applications!


The 2019/2020 Breaking Borders program is generously supported by RBC Future Launch.