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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
  • Willingness to Learn
  • Diligent with Communication
  • Come Ready to Participate
  • Must attend a minimum of 7 sessions to participate
To Apply
  • Fill Out an Online Application (Follow the button in the top right corner!)
  • Provide 1 character reference
  • Complete a short (and informal) introduction project
  • Participate in a 1:1 interview

What will I be doing?

Over the course of ten months, the Breaking Borders group (14 participants) will meet in person or via tele-conference each month for a themed session that helps the participants plan a trip somewhere across Canada! These sessions range from topics on communication, team-building, self-care, trip-planning, fundraising and more!

Click Here to See a 2018/2019 Session

Where does this take place? 

Monthly, this program takes place via tele-conference as our participants are from across Manitoba and Ontario. We do cover travel costs for 5 in-person sessions held in Toronto or Winnipeg, depending on the geographic location of our participants.


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

Program Dates
  • November 17, 2019
  • December 8, 2019
  • January 12, 2020
  • February 14-16, 2020
  • March 8, 2020
  • April 5, 2020
  • May 3, 2020
  • June 12-14, 2020
  • July 12, 2020
  • August 22-29, 2020





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.