Here are some things you might like to try during or after high school.
Encounters with Canada: spend a week in Ottawa with youth from across the country: https://www.ewc-rdc.ca/pub/en
Canada World Youth
Become a Parliamentary Guide: http://www.parl.gc.ca/employment/library/guideprogram/index.asp?Language=E
House of Commons Page Program: http://www.parl.gc.ca/Employment/House/PageProgram/pp_welcome-e.htm
International Experience Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/canadians/international-experience-canada.html
BC Youth Parliament – The Youth Parliament is a non-partisan organization for youth ages 16-21. It teaches citizenship through participation in a mock parliamentary session and in community service activities throughout the year. For more information and the application forms, see their website: http://www.bcyp.org/
Study and Go Abroad Fair – https://www.studyandgoabroad.com
Gap Year – More students are interested in taking a year off of school to have a “gap year” between high school and post-secondary. Mygapyear:http://www.mygapyear.ca provides resources for Canadians taking a year off. There are many other sites about taking a CONSTRUCTIVE gap year.
A recent graduate has recommended projectsabroad.ca
Camp Ignite is a youth firefighter mentorship program for grade 11 and 12 girls. In 2017 it ran for one week in August. Watch the website for this year’s camp opportunity:http://campignite.com/