École Argyle Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Enrichment Opportunities

A number of opportunities exist outside of Argyle for students to broaden their educational experience. As we receive information regarding these programs, we will post it here. Students are encouraged to check this site regularly for updates. Many of these have a separate application procedure; a few are administered through Argyle. Please contact the appropriate agency directly as described below or see your Grade Counsellor for more details.

North Shore Women's Centre Young Women's Safety and Empowerment Programs

Fearless Girls Empowerment Camp, July 15 - 19 or August 12 - 16

Flip the Script, July 23 & 24 or August 10 & 17

Summer Programs @ Digital Art School

Weekend workshops, part time courses and  bootcamps in digital photography, graphic design, animation, event and promotions management, and network security.

Diversity in Mathmatics - July 22 - August 2

Are you in Grade 10, 11 or 12? Do you find math stimulating and fun? Do you want learn more math but are not sure how to? Do you wonder if and how math would be helpful for a future career? Do you want to meet undergraduates in science majors studying in universities nationwide and learn about their journey from high school to university? If the answer is yes, then this camp could be for you!

Camp Ignite - Youth Firefighter Mentorship Program for Grade 11 & 12 Girls

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Camp Ignite is a four-day camp that educates and inspires young women to follow their dreams. The camp is open to girls in grades 11-12 (ages 16-18), and gives them an introduction to the world of firefighting. Aside from firefighting, each participant will learn about fitness, nutrition, health and teamwork. This year’s camp will run from August 8th to August 11th, 2019. Camp Ignite is brought to you by our sponsors and fire departments – so there are no costs and no barriers to participate. Applications are due June 1st.

Green Collars Careers Conference

Green Bricks is pleased to offer to grade 10-12 students FREE participation in the 6th Annual Green Collar Futures Career Conference on Saturday March 2, 2019 at the Hilton Metrotown, Burnaby. Students attending will also have a chance to win a $500 scholarship.  Space is VERY LIMITED. Register at http://www.greenbricks.ca/futures/index.php

Young Women in Public Safety - Student Employment Opportunity

Public Safety Canada, in collaboration with its portfolio agencies, will again this year hold the Young Women in Public Safety (YWPS) Program – Student Employment Opportunity

This unique program has been created to introduce high school female students to diverse and exciting employment opportunities available in the realm of public safety and security. Through this program, we hope to inspire young women to take a leadership role in their communities and pursue a meaningful and exciting career in areas of public safety such as border security, corrections, correctional investigation, probation and parole, information and intelligence, and policy development. Note that the priority will be given to grade 10/secondaire 4 (Quebec) or grade 11 (other provinces) students

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The application period for the summer 2019 edition began February 5 until March 28.  Applications for the program must be submitted through the poster on the Federal Student Work Experience (FSWEP) website: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/jobs/services/recruitment/students/federal-student-work-program.html

Future Science Leaders - an award-winning program run by Science World, for students entering grade 10 or 11 in September 2018.

Future Science Leaders helps students to pursue their passion by giving them the opportunity to meet scientists, participate in challenging activities, help develop their skills, and connect with other students who share their interests. Many participants go on to excel in national and international science, technology, engineering, and math challenges. Bursaries are available to cover 75% of the program costs. Application deadline is June 29th.

Neonology Leadership Camp – for youth between the ages of 13-18

The Neonology Leadership Camp is a free summer program for youth between the ages of 13 - 18 on the North Shore. It focuses on exploring issues of racism and training youth to become agents of positive change. Youth will go on outings, go on one night of an overnight camp, and volunteer in community initiatives. The camp runs from August 14th to 17th and the 22nd. Apply by June 4th. Application forms and details at www.neonology.ca/leadership.

North Shore Women's Centre Girls Empowerment Camp

The teen Girls' Empowerment Camp is a one-week day camp that takes place each summer. Led by an experienced youth facilitator, the camp aims to support teen girls in accessing their individual and collective strengths in order to empower themselves and help create social change. Some of the topics covered during the camp include:

    Friendships, relationships
    Assertiveness, boundary setting
    Self-esteem, body image
    Bullying, cyberbullying
    Media/social media awareness

Young Women in Ocean Literacy and Leadership Camp

Young women enrolled in secondary schools in British Columbia are invited to take their learning, leadership and love of the environment to a whole new level this July in a new and exciting outdoor education program and adventure camp on breathtaking Hornby Island. Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Center in partnership with Ocean Wise and the  School District 71 Comox Valley are offering an all-females camp for students ages 15 – 18. The five day, four night camp running from July 15 to 19 is focused on developing students’ understanding of ocean literacy and ecology in order to enhance and increase knowledge about marine life and stewardship. More info and registration.

2018 Lions Club Youth Exchange to Japan

Application Form (deadline March 30, 2018)

Youth Ambassadors Program (YAP)

The Youth Ambassadors Program brings together youth aged 15 - 18 and adult mentors from Canada to promote mutual understanding, increase leadership, and prepare youth to make a difference in their communities. It is an intensive program that takes place from July 16 - August 4, 2018 in Ottawa, New York State and Washington DC.

Bonnie McLaren Award for Girls Aged 14 - 17

Are you a young woman between the ages of 14 and 17, resident in North or West Vancouver, who volunteers in your community or school? Do you see challenges instead of obstacles? Hope instead of despair? If you are a young woman who believes in the power of volunteer action, then you may be eligible to win a Bonnie McLaren Award. A total of $5,000 will be awarded to the winners. Deadline to apply March 2, 2018.

Oxbridge Academy

Oxbridge Academic programs take place in Europe and the United States.  Some programs take place in around spring break and in the summer.  Oxbridge has wonderful enrichment programs for students from grades 8-12.  The various programs all share a focus on post-secondary preparation for students interested in attending post secondary institutions in the European Union or the United States.

House of Commons Page Program

Each year, 40 students graduating from high schools and CEGEPs are selected from across Canada to participate in the Page Program. Pages are undergraduate students who are registered as full-time students at one of the four universities in the National Capital Region. They work on a part-time basis during their first year of study.