Ontario Place, Toronto

Toronto MEC Outdoor Nation Summit




Do you have an awesome idea to get more people outside? Bring your ideas to life at the Summit, hosted by MEC Outdoor Nation.

Sound like your kind of weekend? Fill out the application form by Friday, August 31, 2018 with all the details of your stellar idea. Hurry, spots are limited. We’ll let everyone know the status of their application by Friday, September 7.

Stay tuned for a more detailed agenda with info about our inspiring speakers, facilitators and panel members.

Ontario Place, Toronto

955 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON M6K 3B9, Canada

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Best. Weekend. Ever

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Two days of what now?

This awesome event is free for participants, and includes two days of project shaping and refinement with input from our panel of experts and workshops led by awesome local entrepreneurs.

  • Shape and refine your brilliant project with input from our panel of experts
  • Get insight from people who’ve been there, in workshops led by local entrepreneurs
  • A give-us-all-you-got pitch session to apply for funding
  • The big reveal: the top ideas are awarded grants, as judged by our panel – up to $50,000 across Canada

As if that weren’t enough, it’s all topped off with brain breaks outside to paddleboard, slackline and hang out around the campfire before nodding off in MEC tents under the starry sky.

Where do I start?

If you have a great idea to get a bigger, more diverse crew outside, we want to hear about it!

  • To be accepted to the Summit, you must have a project idea – this way we can spend our time together helping make it a reality
  • Consider how your idea introduces new communities to an outdoor activity/activities
  • Is your idea a resource, an event, a program, or a network of people? Or something totally different? There is no wrong answer

How are the grantees chosen?

  • The way your project gets a new group or groups of people outside and active is the #1 priority here. Who is missing from the outdoor spaces you love the most?
  • Is your project inclusive of as many people as possible?
  • Get 18–35 year olds active and outside in a unique and creative way
  • Is it unique, inspired, innovative and off-the-charts creative?

Apply now and make it happen.

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