Paddle with Purpose.

PACT is a team of paddlers with a passion for Outdoor & Experiential Education (OEE), Canadian history and the natural landscapes and waterways that connect our beautiful country. The team paddled and portaged roughly 5000km from Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, to Lachine Quebec, in a traditional 25' voyageur canoe. It was the adventure of a lifetime.

All PACT crew members have dedicated their lives to Outdoor & Experiential Education and this project was no exception. Some of the best OEE work is happening right in your backyard, run by volunteers and non-profits. PACT wants to highlight the opportunities that you, or someone you know could benefit from. PACT is proud to stand in Partnership with the following non-profit, charitable OEE organizations, who embody the values and beliefs of the paddlers. PACT believes in the importance of the unique opportunities these outstanding organizations provide their respective communities. Please take some time to explore what good works they have to offer.
PACT is proud to have donated to the following good work initiatives.

 
For over 40 years, Camp Outlook has operated as a non-profit, charitable organization run entirely by volunteers.  We are devoted to providing youth aged 13-17 from the Kingston area experiencing social, behavioural and economic challenges the opportunity to experience wilderness camping.

For over 40 years, Camp Outlook has operated as a non-profit, charitable organization run entirely by volunteers.  We are devoted to providing youth aged 13-17 from the Kingston area experiencing social, behavioural and economic challenges the opportunity to experience wilderness camping.

As a non-profit charity, it is CCI's aim to create accessible environments and opportunities for the Orillia community. CCI believes in the transformative power of well-designed and well-facilitated programs. It is their aim to combine adventure-based programming and experiential education principles to create memorable experiences with a lasting impact.

As a non-profit charity, it is CCI's aim to create accessible environments and opportunities for the Orillia community. CCI believes in the transformative power of well-designed and well-facilitated programs. It is their aim to combine adventure-based programming and experiential education principles to create memorable experiences with a lasting impact.

Be More, Need Less. The p.i.n.e. project’s mission is to build healthy communities, deeply connected to the natural environment. p.i.n.e. brings the wonders of the natural world, back into the urban jungle.

Be More, Need Less.
The p.i.n.e. project’s mission is to build healthy communities, deeply connected to the natural environment. p.i.n.e. brings the wonders of the natural world, back into the urban jungle.

Outdoor & Experiential Education is a way to connect simultaneously with people, their environment, and active learning. It involves direct, hands on, experiences that can be shared by a group or taken on individually. OEE involves education for Environment, Character, Curriculum, and Well Being. PACT wholeheartedly believes in the powerful and lasting value of OEE and seeks to raise its profile in Canada.

Click here to read a research summary into the value of OEE.

Provided by the Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario (COEO).