Katimavik offers young adults opportunities to gain life skills and work experience while contributing to community development through volunteerism.
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, and civic engagement.
Since its foundation, more than 35,000 youth have participated in Katimavik programs and have made a lasting impact in over 1,000 communities.
We are now accepting applications for the Katimavik National Experience!
We have been collecting memories of all the unforgettable encounters, friendships, and successful projects of Katimavik volunteers over the last 40 years. Send us your photos or follow us on Facebook or Twitter to share the effect Katimavik had on your life!