Destination Clic

See you next year!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Destination Clic summer program will not be offered this year.

We invite you to continue to improve your knowledge of the French language by checking out these learning activities.

Three-week program for French-speaking students from outside Quebec.

Destination Clic invites you to an extraordinary experience at the University of Ottawa that will allow you to:

  • Increase your knowledge of the French language;
  • Explore many aspects of francophone culture;
  • Enjoy the national capital’s many attractions;
  • Meet French-speaking people from across Canada;
  • Live a university experience.
The Program

Promoting French

  • Mini-courses (list to come)
  • Workshops
    • Video;
    • Creative writing;
    • Theatre;
    • Journalism;
    • Sports;
    • Cinema.
  • Sociocultural activities
    • City tours;
    • Visits to the Parliament of Canada and the Supreme Court;
    • Outdoor activities (Laflèche Aerial Park and Cave);
    • Museum outings:
      (Canadian Museum of Civilization, National Gallery of Canada, Canada Science and Technology Museum, and Canadian War Museum);
    • Movies and fireworks;
    • Sports activities such as beach volleyball, swimming, soccer, softball, floor hockey, frisbee;

Safety First

Your children’s safety is our priority.

To that end, three monitors will live permanently in residence with the participants. There will always be a monitor on duty, even during classes and workshops. At night, two monitors will be present and a security guard will patrol the floors.

Curfew is set at 10:00 p.m. every night, except during certain activities with the monitors.

Visitors are forbidden at all times on your children’s floors in the residences.

All off-campus outings without the supervision of a monitor must be in groups of four students (if their parents signed the outing consent form). Every outing must be reported to the monitors. Your children are asked to sign a register before they leave and when they return.

All planned Destination Clic outings will be supervised by the monitors.

At the University of Ottawa, in the national capital (virtual campus tour).

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Students will be housed in the University of Ottawa residences. That way, you will live on campus where you will benefit from the many services offered to students:

On campus, you will also find the following:

  • Bookstore;
  • Pharmacy;
  • Convenience store;
  • Health centre;
  • Restaurants;
  • Several automatic teller machines (National Bank of Canada, RBC, Scotia Bank, CIBC, and Desjardins).

Note: The program is also offered in Moncton and in Trois-Rivières.

Who can participate?

Every student living in a province other than Quebec whose first language is French, who is 14 or 15 years old and in either grade 8 or 9.




Participants obtain a bursary through the Programme de bourses d'été pour francophones hors Québec (summer scholarship program for French-speaking students from outside Quebec - Destination Clic).

This program is financed by the Canadian Heritage Department and administered by the Council of Ministers of Education (CMEC) as well as the departments of education of each province and territory.

The bursary includes tuition fees, accommodation, meals, workshops, and cultural and social activities.
You may benefit from a travel allowance.

Note: Non-refundable registration fees of $200 will be required if your application is accepted.

Please note that bursaries are randomly awarded, so it is possible that the bursary will be given for one of the following institutions, even though it is not your first choice.


Contact information

University of Ottawa

Jessica Durepos

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Université de Moncton

Dany Benoit


Contact us

70 Laurier Avenue East, Room 101 

Ottawa ON   K1N 6N5

Tel.: +1-613-562-5800 ext. 2774
Fax. : +1-613-562-5126 

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 

8:00 am to 12:00 pm 
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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