The Canadian Gap Year Association is a non-profit organization leading the gap year movement in Canada. With a mandate to support research, education and advocacy work, developing and curating resources for gap years, it is our goal to elevate the gap year pathway for all Canadians.




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Gap Year Toolkit

Gap Year Planning Toolkit: A guide to planning an EPIC gap year that moves you forward in life.

The Gap Year Planning Toolkit is your step-by-step guide to ensuring a purposeful gap year!

If you are feeling overwhelmed by the idea of planning your gap year, struggling to pick the right activities or are just looking for some guidance to get started, this course has you covered!

If you:

  • Are thinking about taking a gap year - this course will help you to see what the year could look like and help you make the decision if it is the right step for you

  • Have decided to take a gap year - this course will help you to get clarity on what you will be doing and get you excited to share your plan with your family and friends

  • Have already started your gap year - this course will give you some traction to get moving, make some decisions and ensure that it is an EPIC year!


In this course, you will be guided through the planning process from deciding what you want to get out of your gap year.


We will look at:

  • Setting goals

  • Picking the right combination of experiences

  • Identifying what, if any organization you want to work with

  • Understanding what your month-by-month activities will be

  • Making sure no stone is left un-turned and no opportunity is missed

  • Resources to make everything easier


This course will save you hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars by getting it right the first time. It has been designed by a team that has been planning gap years for 10+ years and knows the ins and outs, shortcuts and things to think about.

You will get access to:

  • Video Course Material

  • Downloadable resources

  • A gap year mentor

  • Tips and tricks only the experts know

  • 3 weeks of live group video calls with an expert to answer your questions


$195 + tax CAD

4 Levels
Personalized Mentoring
Community Support
iOS and Android Ap


Content Outline:

Welcome to the Gap Year Toolkit

Explore all of the tools available to you as part of the course. Get to know your mentor.


Dreaming About Your Gap Year

Brainstorm some of the potential activities and start to define what you want to get out of your gap year.


Making Your Gap Year EPIC

Create a concrete plan - Narrow down the specific experiences you want to have, making sure they align with your goals and ensuring a purposeful time.


Living Your Gap Year

Now that you know what you are going to do - discover how you can get the most out of it.





Mentor Bio:

Michelle is a former high-

school teacher who has been

supporting gappers in planning

their years for over a decade.

She has traveled to over 30 countries, designed international service curriculum, worked with people in non-profit, technology, outdoor education, higher education sectors but is most passionate about supporting young adults as they start to develop their independence.