A structured and purposeful gap year
Discover Year is a one-year life and career skills program that helps young adults better understand what they want in life and build the skills they need to go out and get it.
Designed to support high school graduates aged 17-21, Discover Year integrates four components of hands-on, experiential learning to help students gain the skills and experience they need to thrive in adulthood. This includes:
Crucial skills development
Coaching and mentorship
Work, travel and volunteer experience
At the end of their Discover 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.
Our purpose and mission
OUR PURPOSE: To help young adults fulfill their potential by developing fundamental personal and professional skills to thrive in school, work and life.
OUR MISSION: Guide young adults to:
Take meaningful action to further explore and understand their true interests, strengths and values;
Keep an open mind to new and diverse ideas, perspectives, and experiences; and
Honour their authentic selves in the service of others as the transition into adulthood.
Meet our team
Our team is made up of our core staff who lead all program administration and delivery, in addition to a diverse and passionate team of over 100 mentors and coaches who volunteer their time and expertise to support our students.