Youth Programs

Please note—as a result of the COVID-19 public health crisis, we have suspended on-site youth programming.

We will continue to update our site, as we resume operations


The OHS offers a series of programs for youth at the OHS each year. These programs 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 three programs for youth:

  1. Youth Apprenticeship Program
  2. Animal Advocate Program
  3. Youth Volunteering

Online registration will immediately guarantee a space in a youth program. Payment is required upon registration.

Book On MyTime

OHS Youth Programs Refund Policy: Parents are required to cancel their child’s registration through the MyTime online system. Cancellations without penalty must be submitted seven days prior to the program start date. Any cancellations made within seven days of the program start date will result in an automatic administration fee being charged through the MyTime online system:

  • $60 for Animal Advocate Programs
  • $150 for Youth Apprenticeship Programs

For more information, contact our supervisor: programs by phone at 613-725-3166, ext. 298 or by email at