45th anniversary

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the Odyssey program! Formerly known as the Official-Languages Monitor Program (OLMP), the Odyssey program was established in 1973, to promote Canada’s two official languages and the cultures they convey, by encouraging Canadian young people to make their language and culture known to students in a region other than their own.

Since its inception, the program has welcomed more than 36,000 participants. Over the years, we have met many people whose lives were changed after their participation in Odyssey. Some participants changed their career path for one in education. Some participants remained...

We’re still looking for language assistants!

Although the 2018 -19 application deadline has passed, we’re still looking for francophone and anglophone language assistants. If you’re interested, we invite you to apply. Your name will be placed on a waiting list to be interviewed as positions become available. For more information, please contact the coordinator in your province or territory. Their contact information is available here.


We would be happy to answer your questions about Odyssey. Tell us how to contact you and we’ll be in touch.