The Outward Bound Canada Training Academy for Outdoor Professionals


We provide fully-funded outdoor leadership training through immersive workshops, outdoor journeys, virtual learning, mentorship and certifications.

About the Training Academy

Launched in 2022 and funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiatives Program, the Outward Bound Canada Training Academy for Outdoor Professionals delivers inclusive training across Canada through an innovative combination of centre-based workshops and outdoor journeys.

This is a fully funded and free program designed to help participants develop social and emotional competencies and skills that are especially relevant in the Canadian outdoor job market which will serve them no matter where their career takes them.  

There are two levels of training that include various certifications and credentials, depending on the activity and region.

Inclusivity matters to us!

We strongly believe that the outdoor sector should be accessible, welcoming and diverse. By valuing and celebrating the complex and intersecting identities of our participants and staff, we are able to foster a community where everyone belongs. We encourage all folks to apply, especially those that are under-represented within the outdoor sector.

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Attendees have participated in our programs so far


of participants report being Employed in the Outdoor Sector 6-months after the program


of our participants come from Equity-deserving Groups


Certificates have been awarded throughout our programs

Program Levels

We offers two levels of training to meet various skills and experiences. See below to discover which type of training is most suitable for you.


For those just starting out…

Are you interested in the outdoor industry as a potential career path, but don’t know where to begin?

Sounds like me!


For semi-experienced professionals…

Do you currently work as an Outdoor Leader and have existing training or outdoor experience?

Sounds like me!


We offer a series of Outdoor Certification opportunities to help establish or advance your career.

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See some of the latest highlights from our program, our impact, professional resources, and more…

Virtual Information Sessions

Join us for our next virtual informational session to learn all about our programs, certifications and ask any questions that you might have!

Coming Soon!

Get In Touch

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