Launch 2021 – October 21 & 22, 2021

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and the Ottawa Catholic School Board are hosting Launch 2021, a virtual post-secondary education opportunities event for students in Grades 11 and 12, and their parents and guardians. This two-day virtual event, being held on October 21 & 22, 2021, is a great opportunity for students, parents and guardians to explore post-secondary pathways.  

Registered participants will have the opportunity to attend workshops and connect with various post-secondary institutions, organizations, and employers. Students get to explore options that support their chosen pathway goals. These options include: joining the workforce, engaging in or continuing an apprenticeship, going to college, travelling, enrolling in a gap year program or going to university.

The event will help gather information about what is available, as well as hear about different learning experiences and opportunities from current students, apprentices and employees.

Graduation is an important milestone however, it is not a destination, rather a launching point for students' life journey. We want students to know that each of these is a first choice option; that their decision and their choice is important and valued.

Event Details

This event is being organized using an online platform called vFAIRS that will allow participants to visit a plenary hall, exhibitors’ hall and seminar rooms, as they would if this were in-person. They can choose sessions in advance, and log in to find the information and hear the stories that they are looking for. The structure allows them to personalize their experience. They can choose to participate in all, or only parts of the day. 

This event is considered to be a field trip. Please download this Parental Consent Form, fill in the details on the second page and return it to your child’s school.  

Visit the event website for registration and additional information.

Date & Time:
Date: October 21 & 22, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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