Destination Clic is a three-week summer program tailored to help francophone youth (outside Quebec) nurture their sense of belonging to and identity with their francophone community at home and abroad.
Francophone youth rave about Destination Clic because they get the opportunity to:
- connect with others like them and make friends from across Canada.
- immerse themselves in a new and vibrant francophone culture; and
- boost their self confidence and build new skills.
If you want your child to enhance their French-speaking skills and strengthen their francophone roots, then this DESTINATION is for them!
Is my child eligible?
In order to qualify, your child must meet the following criteria:
- be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (those studying in Canada on a student visa are not eligible);
- have their permanent residence outside Quebec.
- be in Grade 8, 9 or 10, and enrolled in a French-language school (French as a first language) **; and
- have been a full-time student for at least one term during the current school year.
**If your child speaks French as a first language but does not attend a French-language school, they may also apply. Further documentation or a language assessment may be required to ensure that they have the required level of fluency to participate.
How to Apply?
Is your child a first-time applicant? If so, you must upload a completed declaration form signed by you, your child, and a designated official (see step 4), along with one of the following supporting documents:
- your child’s Canadian birth certificate; or
- proof of their Canadian citizenship (both sides); or
- proof of permanent-resident status (both sides).
If you have applied for your child before, you do not need to supply supporting documents. You will only need to upload a completed declaration form signed by you, your child, and a designated official (see step 4).
Step 1: If you haven’t already done so, read about the different institutions your child can attend, and choose their preferences.
Step 2: Create an online profile (or log in to your existing profile).
Step 3: Create an application. Don’t forget to save it by clicking on the Finish button before printing it. The print version of your application will be two pages long. It will contain a declaration form and an information page. Don’t panic if you don’t see your child’s preferences. They are saved in the system.
Step 4: Take your declaration form to a designated official (teacher, principal, guidance counsellor) at your child’s school and ask them to complete the section under the heading “Signature and Seal” with the institution’s stamp or seal.
Step 5: Sign and date the bottom of the declaration form. Your child must sign, as well.
Step 6: Scan all of your required supporting documents as a separate PDF or take detailed photos of each (accepted image file formats: .jpg, .tiff, and .png). Upload each file, using the corresponding button in the SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS section of your online profile.
Step 7: Expect a few weeks for your child’s application to be processed. You can also check your child’s online profile to see if the status has changed. But don’t worry—you will receive email updates (to the email address you provided) throughout the process.
Destination Clic is funded by the Government of Canada, enabling a broad range of participants to engage in the program. There are some things participants will need to pay for themselves, however. See below for what is and isn’t included in the funding:
What’s covered by the funding:
- Application fee (It’s free to apply!)
- Tuition fees
- Instructional materials
- Meals and accommodations*
- Workshops and cultural activities
*Does not apply to virtual sessions.
No application fee
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