Discovery University

Discovery University offers university-level courses to people living on low incomes or experiencing homelessness, taught by instructors from Ottawa’s universities – Carleton University, University of Ottawa and Saint Paul University. There are no course fees and course materials are free. Ten-week classes are offered twice a year.

Interested in becoming a student? Fill out our application form for Summer 2022 below!

Book Club - Tuesdays

Each book will be read over 5 weeks, examining different chapters and discussing the various themes and topics written throughout. The books being read this semester are the award winning ‘When the Saints’ by Canadian author Sarah Mian and ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time’ by Mark Haddon.

Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: University of Ottawa
Dates: May 24, 31 | June 7, 14, 21, 28 | July 5, 12, 19, 26

Creative Arts - Wednesdays

We will explore new weekly hands-on art projects learning different art techniques such as clay modelling, canvas string art, acrylic painting techniques and more!

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Laurier Ave West
Dates: Session 1 - May 25 | June 1, 8, 15, 22 
Session 2 - June 29 | July 6, 13, 20, 27

Movie Club - Thursdays

For movie lovers and enthusiasts alike. Over 10 weeks we will watch, examine and discuss different movies from the past several decades. From classics to thrillers, there is something for everyone here.

Time: 12:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: University of Ottawa
Dates: May 26 | June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | July, 7, 14, 21, 28

For more information about the program please contact Peter Naylor at 613-914-4575 or pnaylor@ottawamission.com.