There are only a few such moments when the vision of the world you had, the goals you were setting or the path you started walking on take on a new definition with a completely different meaning.
Volunteering with Katimavik becomes one of those pivotal moments: taking a gap year is a great opportunity to develop distinct personal and professional skills that will bring you out of your comfort zone and allow you to thrive! Your volunteer work becomes an indispensable resource for the community, building stronger social relations and sustainable connections, as well as developing skills that will allow you to be an effective agent of change.
Since 1977, over 35 000 alumni have taken part in a Katimavik program.
Our extensive history demonstrates that thousands of young Canadians bring positive change and become part of the communities they volunteer in. Over 500 communities, across the country have been transformed and enriched by the contributions of our volunteers.
Each one of our alumni agrees that once you have lived the Katimavik experience, you know that you become part of a family, you build and maintain strong relationships, share precious moments of laughter and learn through success and failure, important life lessons.
Their stories demonstrate the powerful impact that volunteering experience Katimavik has had on their future. An experience that has brought them to grow, raise awareness on environmental issues, as well as becoming committed to building strong and sustainable communities all across the country.
More than ever, Katimavik alumni need to be united, connected and involved to protect and promote our legacy.
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