The OHS offers a series of programs for youth each year. These programs are designed to provide youth with interactive and educational animal-focused experiences at the OHS. These programs focus on:
- Exploring the role of the OHS in the community
- Highlighting the field of animal-related careers
- Discussing animal welfare hot topics
- Offering leadership opportunities for youth
Currently, the OHS offers the following programs for youth:
- Youth Volunteering
- Youth Apprenticeship Program ($175)
- Animal Advocate Program ($75)
- Youth Pet Sitting Course ($75)
Online registration immediately guarantees a space in the program. Payment is required upon registration.
To be placed on an interest list for OHS Youth Programs that are not currently open for registration, select the “Interest List” button below. Select the calendar date (December 31, 2023) and time (11:59 pm) and select “Book Now”.
COVID-19 Safety Protocols: To ensure the safety of OHS staff, volunteers, participants and animals, we ask that participants stay home if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or live with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last five days. At this time, masking is not required for OHS programs, although participants who feel more comfortable wearing masks are encouraged to do so. We are regularly monitoring public health regulations and will update our COVID-19 safety protocols if anything changes.
OHS Youth Programs – Cancellation and Refund Policy: Refund requests received 48 hours in advance of the scheduled program are eligible for a refund (a non-refundable $25 administration fee applies). Refund requests received within 48 hours of the scheduled program are not eligible for a refund. Note: Full refunds will be issued in the event the OHS has to cancel a scheduled program.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-725-3166, ext. 298.