Recognized as Top Charity in Canada

Published by Maclean's, Trails ranked 2nd in the youth category and 4th overall of Canada's Best Charities. The Canada's Best Charities 2020 list helps Canadians evaluate where to allocate charity contributions. Our inclusion on this highly respected list validates Trails impact with a 95% grade. The Charity Intelligence assessment investigates financial metrics and transparency, rewarding those with the most effective use of donations.

Dr. Bob Henderson

Education and Research

Bob has taught/guided in adventure based learning and experiential education in the field and in classrooms for over 40 years mostly at McMaster University.  His first involvement with Trails Youth Initiatives in the 1990's was encouraging students to work at Trails. For many students Trails was a first and excellent beginning in youth work.  Later Bob joined the Board of Directors with the belief that the special longevity model (4 seasons, 4 years, 4 life) was superior in guiding youth "for life."

University of Alberta – MA, PH.D

The Council of Outdoor Educator's of Ontario - volunteer

The Association of Experiential Education - volunteer

The Outdoor Council of Canada - volunteer

Author/editor: Every Trail has a Story: Heritage Travel in Canada, More Trails, More Trails, Nature First: Outdoor Life the Friluftsliv Way, Pike’s Portage