Enrichment Opportunities

ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES  (see also Subject Useful Websites) 

 There are MANY opportunities so please scroll down.


Deadline: March 9th, 2018 at 4:00 pm


Students in grades 4-8
Registration will open in November and close in January.

Please note students only attend one of the three days 

April 17, 18 and 19, 2018 - Canada Aviation & Space Museum, Ottawa


Calling all student graffiti artists!  Here’s a great contest that you might be interested in to design a logo for the Equity Knowledge Network.  There are cash prizes for the top three entries. Deadline is January 15th for submission.  Please click the link for more details.


Name the Trains Contest - City of Ottawa contest to name the O-Train Confederation Line and the Trillium Line train cars.  See poster.

University of Ottawa Equity Knowledge Network- Students are invited to design a logo for this new network. OCSB is a partner school board in the network.

Minister’s Student Advisory Council (MSAC) - Students are invited to apply to be part of a group of students who share their ideas and advice with the Minister of Education.  Applications close on January 10, 2018.

A really great workshop for gifted writers from grades 8-12. Registration fills fast and is limited to 100 students. It is up to the parents to provide transportation to and from this event.

Canadian Geographic Education

The Canadian Geographic Olympiad is Can Geo Education’s newest contest! This national, bilingual competition is open to all students ages 16-19 who reside in Canada.

The program is divided into 2 phases:

Phase 1: The first phase is an online test consisting of 100 multiple-choice and true-or-false questions. This phase is divided into two parts, each containing 50 questions.

Phase 2: The second phase of the competition will be a written fieldwork project.

The four students with the top scores in the second phase will be asked to join Team Canada and compete this summer in Quebec City at the International Geography Olympiad.

Help us spread the word! If you know a student who would love to compete have them register here.

For more information about the program please head to the Canadian Geographic Olympiad website.

Your Story: MASC Teen Authors & Illustrators Festival

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‘Your Story’ will be held on Friday February 9th, 2018 at the Confederation Learning Centre, 1645 Woodroffe Avenue, in Ottawa. Students in grades eight to twelve may attend a day of hands-on creative workshops led by some of Canada’s finest authors and illustrators of teen literature. Many thanks to the support of our event sponsor Leacross Foundation and the Ottawa Carleton District School Board.

Registration will open in late November. Please check back for details.
List of 2018 presenters.
Alan Cumyn
• Melanie Florence
• Max Turner
• Monique Polak
• Debbie Ridpath Ohi
• Britt Wilson

For information please contact Wendy Hartley at
wendyhartley@masconline.ca  (613) 725-9119

From website above (click on title above): The Bachelor of Humanities invites submissions for its fifth annual High School Essay Contest. All high school or CEGEP students are invited to submit an essay, of no more than 1,000 words in length, answering the following question: Is the unexamined life not worth living?

The contest winner and runner-up, as chosen by a panel of professors in the Bachelor of Humanities program, will receive $500 and $250 respectively. The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2018, and contest results will be announced by the end of March 2018.

Find out more about the Bachelor of Humanities High School Essay Contest.

Click on the above link to find out how to Apply to the House of Commons Page Program

A program to honor Catholic education by recognizing top high school religion students.

From their website (see more by clicking on the title above to go to their website):

What is the Fireside Scholarship?

The Fireside Scholarship was created to recognize top religion students in Catholic high schools.

Five $1,000 cash scholarships (U.S. dollars) are awarded annually.

Who is eligible?

Any student enrolled in a Catholic high school who is a senior in the 2016-2017 school year.

How to participate?

It's easy. Just select the student you think most successfully embraces his/her religious education. The application process is as follows:

Mail both student and faculty representative forms (mailed directly to the schools) along with the student's essay (750 max words)

in the same envelope by December 19, 2016.

2 copies of the essay are required and must be submitted in FLAT 8 1/2 x 11 envelope, NO folded copies will be accepted.


Click on the link above then scroll down to see the various contests with dates and links to previous contests for practices etc...


This is for any grade 9-12 student.
All contests are written at lunch time in room B3 with Mrs. Bartlett beginning at 10:50.

            October 17th
            November 14th
            December 12th
            January 16th
            February 20th
            March 27th


Click on the link in the title above, then scroll down to get more information.

Grade 8-10 Students: (September to April) Tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

Go ENG Girl

Saturday October 14, 2017 (registration starting at the beginning of September) 12-15 years old (Grade 7-10)
Go ENG Girl provides an exciting opportunity for girls in grades 7-10 across Ontario and a parent/guardian to visit their local university campus and learn from women engineering professionals while enjoying fun hands-on design challenges.

Girls Innovation Engineering Club

Ottawa University

      • Grades:
        Grade 7-10

        Every Saturday from September 16 to November 25, 2017 inclusively

        (with the exception of October 7, due to Thanksgiving)

      • Hours:

        9:30 a.m. – 12:00  or

        1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m

      • Calling Girls in Grades 7 - 11! Carleton University - February 11, 2017 and Ottawa University - March 4th, 2017
      • Go CODE Girl will educate, inspire and equip girls with the digital skills, confidence and resources needed to pursue education in technology, computing and engineering.
      • Careers in technology, computing and engineering are the fastest growing industry. For twitter, use #GoCODEGi

Carleton University Enrichment Center

Global Student News Network

      • Wonderful opportunity for students to share their creative talents and post powerful messages and videos.

      • The Canadian Aviation and Space Museum, 11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, On K1K 2X5
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Your Story: MASC's Teen Authors and Illustrators Conference

      • February 11, 2016, Confederation Learning Centre, 1645 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, K2G 1W2  - View Map
      • MASC is pleased to present "Your Story: MASC's Teen Authors and Illustrators Conference". The conference offers students in grades 9-12/sec V who have an interest in literature and illustration the opportunity to participate in workshops with professional artists.
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The Ottawa International Writer's Festival 


Carleton Engineering Mentorship Program (CEMP)

Spend the day with a student in Carleton's Engineering program.

Ottawa's Hub for Tech Savy Students

      • If you are passionate about all things technology, this is the site for you. 

Carleton University Math Enrichment Programs 

      • Programs for students in grades 3 to 12 who excel in mathematics. For more info email enrichment@math.carleton.ca
      • Programs run weekly from September to March. 


      • The SBC isn't like other science competitions: it allows you to design and propose your own biotechnology research project - in the field of health, agriculture, the environment, wherever your interests lie-and work with real scientists in real labs to see it through.

That Quiz

      • Free Math Quizzes for practice