Find your unique path
Do you feel overwhelmed when you think about your future? Do you want to take a year to learn more about yourself, explore your unique strengths, and build essential skills to thrive in school, work and life?
Earn a certificate in Leadership Development
Students often describe Discover Year as “school for life.” That’s because we integrate hands-on, experiential learning so students can explore new topics, learn new skills, and gain valuable new experiences. At the end of the year, students graduate with a Certificate in Leadership Development.
Discover Year is a certified Canadian post-secondary program, recognized by the Government of Canada. Program fees are RESP-eligible and can be claimed as a tuition tax credit.
Hear what students and parents have to say about Discover Year
“I had no idea how big of an impact Discover Year would have on my life or all the memories I would make. I am now someone who is confident—emotionally, physically, and mentally. I would never have been able to do it without everyone at Discover Year.”
Discover Year Graduate
“Last year, I didn’t know what I wanted out of my future. I was aimlessly following the paths that people around me were suggesting. During my Discover Year, I learned a lot about myself. Now, I feel like I’m in control because I know what direction I want to take. I feel like I’m moving through life with a purpose.”
Discover Year Graduate
“My daughter now has a roadmap for life. Whether the problem is big or small, she now has a way of approaching it that she didn’t have before Discover Year. She has courage now—curiosity, rather than the fear. This program condenses three or four years of maturity into one.”
Discover Year Parent
Discover Year by the numbers
Here’s some of what you can expect to get out of your Discover Year:
hours of hands-on learning
amazing and diverse mentors
crucial skills workshops
days to explore the world
networking and social events
field trips / exploration days
one-on-one coaching sessions
group coaching sessions
Making the case for a structured gap year
While the concept of a “gap year” remains relatively undeveloped in Canada, we believe there has never been a better time for young adults to pursue a structured and purposeful year as a stepping stone to post-secondary education or the workforce.
Listen to Discover Year founder Jay Gosselin’s TED Talk on why gap years could be the path to more purposeful education.
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