Experience the beauty and diversity of our multi-faith global community as you observe a variety of religious traditions practiced in Toronto and New York City.
Start your religious educational journey in Canada’s most diverse city. Experience prayer service at St. James Anglican Cathedral in Toronto, the Midinah Masjib Mosque, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and the Temple Sinai Congregation. Learn the horrific history of religious persecution during the Second World War at the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre.
Visit the Dodem Kanonhsa’ Centre to learn of initiatives based on harmony between the indigenous and non-indigenous in Canada. Take a guided tour of the spectacular Aga Khan Museum to learn more about Iranian and Islamic art and culture.
Venture off to New York City to see a new perspective on World Religions. Visit museums, the reflection pools at the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum, and the United Nations to develop knowledge which will enable you to understand more clearly how the world’s religious affairs impact secular society.
Cultivate greater acceptance as you witness the similarities and differences between various religious traditions and practices. Use your critical thinking skills and make connections to themes and perspectives reflected across world religions.
Live performance at the Apollo Theatre
United Nations Headquarters Tour
Top of the Rockefeller Center
Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
9/11 Memorial & Museum
St. Paul’s Chapel of Trinity Church – Wall Street
The Jewish Museum in NYC
NYU Islamic Centre
St. James Anglican Cathedral
Madinah Masjid Mosque
Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre
Dodem Kanonhsa’ Centre
Aga Khan Museum
Toronto Island Bike Ride
World Religions and Belief Traditions: Perspectives, Issues, and Challenges, Grade 11, University/College Preparation (HRE3M) Prerequisite Religious Education, Grade 10, Open (HRE2O) or English, Grade 10, Academic or Applied
*Credit granted by Halton Catholic District School Board and transferrable to all Ontario schools.
Mandatory Program Dates
June 8, 2019: Orientation & First Class
Parents and students are required to attend the morning program orientation. Only students are required to attend the afternoon introductory class.
July 2 to July 5, 2019: Pre-Trip Online Class
Students are required to complete and submit the pre-trip assignments. Students will be granted access to the online course and the pre-trip assignments during the orientation.
July 6 to July 12, 2019: Travel Days
Students are required to complete assignments as they visit sites and participate in the activities during the travel days. Students are also required to collect information for their summative assignment throughout the trip.
July 15 to July 18, 2019: Post-Trip Online Classes
Students are required to complete and submit their summative assignment online. Teachers will be available to answer any questions during designated hours.
Program Cost: $1990 (Quad Occupancy: four students to a room; two students to a bed).
Private bed supplemental add $500.00 (student receives their own private bed; this is NOT a private room).
Deluxe medical and cancellation insurance (mandatory) add $145.00.
Registration Deadline – May 30th 2019
Please note: It is EduTravel and school board policy that all students travelling on extended trips have both cancellation and medical insurance in place. A specialized student insurance protection plan will be automatically added to the cost of the program fee upon registration. Please know there is an option to opt out of the insurance policy by completing and returning the “Insurance Opt-Out Form” along with proof of valid insurance coverage from another source.
Visa Students may be required to pay an additional fee. Please contact the EduTravel office.
Transportation by luxury highway motor coach (W/C, DVD, A/C)
Daily breakfast and dinner
All admissions to both course specific sights and recreational group activities
EduTravel Course Book
Tailored experiential learning opportunities
Dedicated EduTravel Educational Guide
Adult supervision consisting of teachers, tour directors, teaching assistants, and program administrators
All applicable taxes
Fees Do Not Include:
Cancellation and Medical Insurance
Discretionary spending money
Registration Deadline – May 30th 2019
Orientation & First-Class: Saturday, June 8, 2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School (1550 Nottinghill Gate, Oakville) Pre-Trip Online Classes: Tuesday, July 2 to Friday, July 5, 2019 Travel Dates: Saturday, July 6 to Friday, July 12, 2019 Post-Trip Online Classes: Monday, July 15 to Thursday, July 18, 2019