A Structured and Purposeful Gap Year


Build the confidence, connections and direction you need to thrive in adulthood

Embark on a year of self-discovery and growth

Discover Year is a ten-month gap year 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:

Meaningful self-discovery

Crucial skills development

Coaching and mentorship

Work, travel and volunteer experience

Learn more at our Fall Open House!

Join us at our annual in-person Fall Open House in Ottawa OR Toronto! This is the prefect opportunity to meet our staff, students and community and learn more about the benefits of a structured and purposeful gap year with Discover Year!


Thursday, November 23rd, 7-9:30PM ET*

Confederation Education Centre (1645 Woodroffe Ave, Nepean, ON)


Saturday, November 25th, 1-3:30PM ET*

Centre for Social Innovation – Spadina (192 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON)

*NOTE: Our Fall Open House involves an interactive and dynamic presentation that will begin at the start of the event. Please aim to arrive on time so you don’t miss out on any important information! 

We look forward to meeting you!

Have questions?

Do you have questions about whether Discover Year is right for you? Our Program Manager, Julia, would be happy to meet with you!