Katimavik offers young adults opportunities to gain life skills and work experience while contributing to community development through volunteerism and employment.
The word ‘Katimavik’ originates from the Inuktitut language, meaning ‘meeting place’. Since 1977, Katimavik has brought young Canadians together to learn, to exchange culture and language, and to help build stronger communities across Canada.
Katimavik aims to help youth become engaged, caring citizens and capable contributors and leaders for a better Canada. We do this through the development of 21st century skills, experiential learning, employment and civic engagement.
Since its foundation, more than 37,000 young Canadians have participated in Katimavik programs and have made a lasting impact in over 1,000 communities
Katimavik allowed me to connect with people from across the country and from all walks of life that I never would have otherwise met if not for this program. – Johannah Brockie, Katimavik alumna
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