ERIC Number: ED248050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Katimavik Participant Information Guide.
OPCAN, Montreal (Quebec).
The guide provides prospective participants with an overview of Katimavik, a 9-month community volunteer service and learning program for 17- to 21-year-olds sponsored since 1977 by the Canadian Government. The guide describes the application process and computerized random selection procedures; work projects, which may range from building construction, cleaning, painting, or gardening to tasks in day care centers, schools, or churches; work project locations in three to five regions, which encompass all of Canada; group life and leaders; and French language learning opportunities from the third of each group's members who are French-speaking and during the trimester spent in a French-speaking environment (the Francophone project). The guide also discusses housing, training, transportation, military options (an opportunity to spend 3 months on an army or navy base learning fundamental skills such as first aid, map reading, etc., as well as basic military skills, such as parade drill and rifle handling), clothing and equipment, allowances, medical expenses, insurance, leaves, and absences. The guide outlines the eight learning programs that evolve alongside and as part of the work projects to extend and expand them. These learning programs encompass work skills, second language learning, environmental awareness, billeting, socio-cultural explorations, nutrition and well-being, active leisure, and international awareness. (NEC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of the Secretary of State, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: OPCAN, Montreal (Quebec).
Identifiers: Canada; Katimavik Program (Canada)
Note: For related documents, see RC 014 622-634.