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Activities: Gifted Students

Advanced Placement Courses - achieve university credits while in high school

Canadian Bureau for International Education - promoting international education

Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials - promoting international educational mobility

Cooperative Education Opportunities - Ontario Ministry of Education document explains what these programs are all about

Da Vinci Engineering Enrichment Program (DEEP) - from the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at University of Toronto - for gifted high school students with an interest in engineering

Deep River Science Academy (DRSA) - six-week summer program for talented high school students - science and engineering research experience in labs of industrial Research Partners

DiscoverTeenergy.com - featured topics: "Activities Database" has over 500 listings of events especially for gifted students. - database includes: conferences, leadership training, student travel, international exchanges and learning opportunities, unusual places to visit, something for many interests and hobbies

Engineering Science Quest Program (ESQ) - at Waterloo University, year round program which offers Classroom Workshops, Summer Day Camp, and Weekend Workshops - helps develop an appreciation for science and engineering in elementary school children, and to encourage them to pursue these areas in high school and possibly beyond

Exam Bank - practice writing tests online for Ontario high school subjects, trades and apprenticeships

Gifted Haven for Youths (ages 12-20) - discussion forums, chats, issues information specifically for identified gifted children and young adults and also parents

Student Exchanges

AIESEC Canada - international internship exchanges

Children’s International Summer Villages - live with others directly elsewhere in the world

Cuban Organic Agriculture Exchange Program - live and work on an organic farm

Exchanges Canada - groups from different parts of the country are twinned according to their age and interests, while playing an active role in planning the exchange. - connect with one another through youth forums, workshops, conferences, one-way exchanges and innovative and virtual projects - browse their database to find an exchange that meets your personal needs in Canada or abroad

International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience - offers high quality practical training exchange programme to enhance technical and professional development - promote international understanding and goodwill amongst students, academic institutions, employers and the wider community

Katimavik - work to enrich the lives of Canadian native peoples

Society for Educational Visits and Exchanges in Canada (SEVEC) - 70 years experience in organizing exchanges and educational visits in all parts of Canada

Summer Work Student Exchange - for ages 16 - 17 only - Improve your second language skills - gain work experience - discover another part of Canada

YMCA Youth Exchanges Program - reciprocal home-stay exchange program - ages 11 - 18

Youth for Understanding International Exchanges - summer, semester, whole year with a host family

Internet Fun & Games

BrainTeasers Galore

Future Problem Solving Program International - founded by Paul Torrance - a creativity pioneer - teams from many countries compete to solve prepared problems that have major impacts in the world

"Gift Rap" Newsletter for Teens - submit articles

iEARN-USA - people engage in respectful dialogue and collaborative action to meet challenges of our world - enable young people worldwide, working in collaboration and dialogue, to make a meaningful contribution to the health and welfare of the planet and its people

Inventors College Organization (ages 10-adult) - learn how to: come up with many ideas, present yourself and your invention professionally, the legal and technical aspects of inventing. Sell your idea to experts and specialists who are invited to view your invention. This is an absolutely REAL experience, not a simulation, game or entertainment.

Mysteries to Solve - minute mysteries, pictures, detective stories, and more

Ohio Future Problem Solving Program - teams compete to solve major world problems

Peel Region "Camp Peak" - 2-week long summer residential programs for intellectually gifted students (grade 4 to 10) - Various program locations across Canada that offer unique experiences and life-lasting friendships

Perimeter Institute - Waterloo, Canada - Black Hole Discussion Sessions

QLead Leadership Conference - (Queen’s Leadership, Excellence and Development Conference) Queens University, Kingston - leadership training, speakers, team-building activities workshops and more

Queen’s Mini Enrichment E=MC2 - an opportunity to get a taste of university life - classes from 9 am - 3 pm on subjects taught there

Science Alive! Summer Camps - at Simon Fraser U., to get students in grades K-8 excited about science, engineering, technology, and mathematics.

Shad Valley - exciting summer program designed especially for top students in senior high school - offered in Canada at eight host campuses (Waterloo, Calgary, New Brunswick, McMaster, Acadia, Carleton, British Columbia and Sherbrooke) during the month of July - most students then have paid work terms with partnering organizations for the rest of the summer

Study Abroad in Canada - Canadian opportunities.

Study Canada - learning opportunities in languages, technical schools, camps, universities, colleges. All about the systems in operation in each.

Summer Learning Programs Abroad - Canadian opportunities for teens.

Taking It Global - online community that connects youth to find inspiration, access information, get involved, and take action in their local and global communities.

University Cooperative Education Program (UCEP) - Waterloo Catholic District School Board in affiliation with U. of Waterloo and Wilfred Laurier University. - co-op placements for students with a researching university professor - students also take a university credit

University of Toronto Chemistry Olympiad

University of Toronto Space Design Contest (UTSDC) - annual contest that provides high school students with the opportunity to work together to solve a creative and innovative design challenge, while simultaneously promoting the benefits of development in space. Teams of up to five students prepare a solution for that year's design statement, submit a report, and have the opportunity to present it in the design fair hosted in May.

Virtual Reality Education Pathfinders (VREP) - program to engage unmotivated students with creative cutting-edge technology projects.


Canadian Alliance for Development Initiatives and Projects - in Canada and many other countries

DiscoverTeenergy Featured Topic "Volunteering" - detailed descriptions of many volunteering opportunities


Credits Before College (US) - online education aimed mainly at secondary school students who are motivated to advance quickly

Online (E-Learning) Internet Courses for Gifted Children - meeting the needs of gifted and talented students through technology supported distance teaching - provides good information on the benefits and theory behind online learning.

Distance Learning Programs - a variety of high-interest courses

eLearn Magazine - educational support for internet learners

Gifted e-Learning Centre - joint venture between the Ontario Knowledge Network for Learning and the London District Catholic School Board

International Telementor Program - online mentoring from porofessionals

Ottawa-Carlton E-School

Stanford "Education for Gifted Youth Program" - computer-based, individualized, kindergarten to high school online courses

Virtual School for the Gifted - Australian, online enrichment courses


Reading Lists for Gifted Children

Biographies for Gifted Readers

Books for Children Featuring Gifted Children

Books for Gifted Children

Books for Very Young Gifted Children

Gifted Kids, Gifted Characters and Great Books

Good Books for Good Readers

Historical Fiction for Gifted Kids

Online Books for All Ages