Finding a voice with Discovery University

A program called Discovery University allows people living on a low income to participate in non-credit, university-level Humanities and Social Sciences courses at no cost. Thanks to a partnership between The Ottawa Mission, University of Ottawa, Saint Paul University, Carleton University and First Baptist Church, the courses are taught by professors from the universities and all textbooks and course materials are provided at no cost to the students. The program helps encourage a commitment to learning and helps students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

If you or someone you know are interested in exploring the criteria for applying for a DU course, please contact the Program Coordinator at