AB, NT & Nu - Gold Project Ideas

Worried about getting your ​Gold Project done?

Here are some ideas to get your brain juices flowing! ​

To summarize:
A Gold Project is a minimum of 5 days, 4 nights  away from home on a shared activity with people you've never met before.  It only has to be done once, and can be done at any time (if you are 16 years old or older) while you are working towards any level of The Award.  


Frontiers Foundation – Operation Beaver

Looking for a longer term commitment? Ever wanted to experience Canada’s north?   Frontiers Foundation is a non-profit aboriginal voluntary service organization that promotes the advancement of economically and socially disadvantaged communities.  Through the Operation Beaver Program, with volunteers from across the globe, we work with aboriginal communities to provide affordable housing and improvements in education.

Encounters With Canada – Canada’s Largest Youth Forum

Encounters With Canada’s mission is to bring together young Canadians from all provinces and territories to our nation’s capital to discover - through innovative, experiential learning activities - our nation’s diverse cultures, heritage, institutions, history and leaders, as well as to explore potential career options – all of which will help shape them into informed and engaged citizens and leaders of tomorrow.
Katimavik – Get out there for a change!

Katimavik is Canada’s leading youth volunteer service organization. By taking part in one of our intensive volunteer service and learning programs, you will help change Canadian communities and be the difference.  As a Katimavik volunteer, you will work full-time for not-for-profit organizations that play an important role in community development and support.

Habitat for Humanity – Build Homes, Build Futures

Join the over 50,000 volunteers that work with Habitat for Humanity in Canada every year, or the thousands that help abroad through our Global Village program. Our volunteers are an integral part of our organization, both on our build sites and within our affiliate offices. Check out Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village Program and you can work with a family to help them build a home, strengthen their community and enrich both their lives and your own.

Youth Challenge International – Volunteer. Innovate. Change.

Youth Challenge International is a leading global youth development organization that promotes youth innovation to drive positive change.  YCI believes that young Canadians and Americans have a meaningful contribution to make to international development and global youth development.

Explore – Live The Canadian Experience

Discover another region of Canada while learning French. Explore offers you five weeks to make discoveries, meet new people, and exchange ideas in a stimulating environment for learning your second language. Experience something new. Discover your country and your personal capabilities!

Junior Achievers – Financial Literacy, Work Readiness, and Entrepreneurship
Junior Achievement can help you develop successful financial management skills, explore the potential of becoming an entrepreneur, and provide you with the skills necessary to succeed in a global economy. Since 1955, over 3.8 million Canadians have called themselves an “Achiever”.

Picton Castle (Tall Ship Sailing Adventures) – Come Sail With Us!

The Barque Picton Castle is a three-masted tall ship based in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, best known for our sail training voyages around the world. Since 1997 we have taught hundreds of young men and women from around the world to sail our barque, and we have circumnavigated the globe six times. Join us as we cast off on a transatlantic adventure departing Lunenburg, Nova Scotia on October 1, 2015 sailing to Portugal, Spain, Gibraltar, Africa, the Caribbean, BVI, Bermuda and more. No previous sailing experience is necessary, just a strong back, willing heart and a sense of adventure.

Toronto Brigantine - Tall Ship Adventures for Youth

Toronto Brigantine’s Summer Program is targeted to youth ages 13 to 18, who are ready for adventure and are looking for NEW FRIENDS, EXCITING CHALLENGES and NEW SKILLS while sailing the Great Lakes and Georgian Bay this summer. TBI is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to building character in youth through sail training.  This is accomplished through the peer-to-peer delivery of challenging programs aboard our traditionally-rigged vessels, with a focus on safety and the creation of positive and memorable experiences for trainees.  Each vessel has the capacity for 18 teenager trainees with the crew of teenager officers, with only one adult on board, the Captain.

Canada World Youth
- A World of Active, Engaged Global Citizens 

International educational programs for young people aged 15 to 35.  Young participants volunteer on development projects which focus on environment, health or equity.  Partner countries include Benin, Ghana, South Africa, India, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, and Peru.  CWY organizes customized programs ranging from 2 weeks to 3 months for group of youth aged 15 and up.  This initiative is possible thanks to the support of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

Me to We Trips - Step Into A New World 

Me to We Trips opens a world of learning and adventure. See fascinating places, become immersed in new cultures and truly see the world. Volunteer alongside local communities, develop friendships and support community development.  Not only do our trips allow youth, families and adults to explore new cultures, discover the beauty of the land, and give back through meaningful volunteer opportunities, they also benefit the communities that our trips travel to.

World Youth International - Educate & Empower

The Overseas Action Program combines a team of 18 to 30 year olds on a 5 or 10 week placement. Work on sustainable development projects in rural communities and experience a personal journey like no other. WYI offers more than just an overseas experience. It provides unmatched pre and post program support and training. Choose programs in Kenya, Uganda, Nepal, Cambodia, India and Peru.