Enrichment Opportunities

ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES  (see also Subject Useful Websites) 

 There are MANY opportunities so please scroll down.

Grants-Awards-Contests     POETRY Contest

  • the 3rd annual CONNOR POETRY PRIZE in honor of Valerie Connor is now accepting submissions from all over Ontario. Secondary student entries can be submitted here now until Tuesday April 30th. Click the link for a more detailed description of the requirements. Prize amounts are: $220 for 1st prize, $100 for 2nd, and $50 for 3rd.


  • Math Connections in Finance and Science (grade 8-10)  and Computer Algorithms II and Physics II. (grade 9-10)
  • Click here for more information (scroll down).
  • November 1st, 2019 to April 2020
  • Course and registration details are on the Carleton Website. Registration is now open for 2019-2020.
  • See Poster attached at the bottom of this page.

NOKIA'S FUTURE TECH Summer Internship Opportunity

Nokia’s Future Tech Internship is a paid, seven week program that will run from July 2nd - August 16th. Students who are entering grade twelve in the Fall of 2019 will have the opportunity to work alongside Nokia engineering teams on real, technical projects. Future Tech Interns are paired with Nokia Mentors who will not only give them their technical projects over the seven weeks, but also help them learn the skills required  to succeed. Students are to submit their 1-minute video application, along with their most recent report card and a list of grade twelve courses, to Future.Tech@nokia.com by March 24th, 2019. Questions can also be directed to that address. More information (including requirement, perks, etc.) is on this  pdf  and can be found on their webpage.

2019 OECTA Young Authors Awards 2019

Attached (bottom of this page - 3 pdfs beginning with YA...) is the information for the 2019 OECTA Young Authors Awards.
DEADLINE to have submissions in to the OECTA Ottawa Unit office is FEBRUARY 19, 2019.

The 2019 Amazon Canada - First Novel Award

Authors between the ages of 13 and 17 are invited to submit a short story under 3,000 words.
The prize for the winning short story is $5,000 and a mentorship lunch with editors of The Walrus.
The submission deadline is January 31st, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. (PST)
Click here for more details.

Your Story: MASC's Teen Authors and Illustrators' Festival

Who:                  Students in grades 8-12/sec II-V
What:                 Full day of workshops led by a stellar lineup of professional artists
Where:              Conference Learning Centre
                            1654 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa
When:                Friday, February 8th, 2019 
Cost:                   $57.00 for the day which includes a pizza lunch
Registration:    Now open! Register online here
Deadline:         January 21st, 2019
Website:           MASC website

Black History Month Essay Competition

Click here for more information. Scroll down to see poster at the bottom of this page.  If you are in grade 12 and applying for college or university, you could earn money for tuition by writing how you thing young people can learn from the achievement and contributions of Black Canadians in 750 words or less. Submissions due Friday December 7th. 30 scholarships and 3 grand prizes of $5000, $2500, and $1000 are available to be won.


Click here for more information.
A game-changing girl's leadership program in Ottawa, particularly for girls in grades 7-10.
Free StartupSelf workshop in Ottawa November 19-21.

St. Thomas University will be in Ottawa
St. Thomas University (Fredericton, New Brunswick) will be in Ottawa to meet with prospective students on Monday, September 24th and Wednesday September 26th.

St. Thomas is a small university and Canada's only public university exclusively dedicated to the social sciences and humanities. Class sizes are caped at 60 students. Because of this they are able to dedicate the entirety of their resources into a very personalized traditional liberal arts approach to education.

Grade 12 students who want to take the opportunity to meet with a St. Thomas representative to get answers on questions about various topics can book an appointment on the times below.  Send Clara Santacruz and email at: clara@stu.ca or call: 506-238-0871 to book a meeting time.

Available times:
Monday, September 24th, 2018: 5:00-6:00 pm
Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 5:00-8:00 pm

Math Connections In Arts, Science and Beyond

                    Click here form more information

Carleton University Math Enrichment Centre

                           Click here form more information

Young Authors & Illustrators Festival

                    Click here form more information

Your Story: MASC’s Teen Authors and Illustrators’ Festival

                     Click here form more information

House of Commons Page Program

                     Click here form more information on how to apply to the House of Commons Page Program


                      Click here then scroll down to see the various contests listed below

        • University of Waterloo/CEMC math contests, 
        • Sun Life Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge, with dates and links to previous contests for practices etc...   
        • Math League Monthly Lunch Contests

Go ENG Girl

                     Click here form more information

Engineering Outreach Club for Teens

            Click here form more information

Go Code Girl

            Click here form more information

Global Student News Network 

                    Click here form more information

That Quiz

                        Free Math Quizzes for practice   

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