EPIC creates and administers innovative educational programs for youth and adults in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Our mission is to advance marginalized learners through innovation, empathy, volunteerism, diversity and partnerships.
Educational Program Innovations Charity Society (EPIC)
is a national award-winning registered Canadian charity and Nova Scotian incorporated society in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada since 1996.
98.7% of EPIC funding
goes directly to charitable activities
Please consider giving to to our causes.
went online in April 2020 to offer our kids and parents continuity and support in these unprecedented times.
Starting the Fall of 2020, our programs will be running fully using a hybrid model-part online and part in person-in accordance with the Nova Scotia Health and Safety protocols and the Department of Education.
The safety of our staff and clients is our top priority.
Youth Peer & Outreach
The Youth Peer Program in Sydney
celebrated its 20 year in 2019.
In 2016, Outreach brought this award-winning model to three additional communities: Glace Bay, New Waterford and the Northside.
The program provides free, after-school tutoring & mentoring program for kids 8 - 18. High school or university students serve as volunteer tutor-mentors.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"Youth Peer Program has forever changed my...life. As a volunteer and now an assistant...I am more outgoing, my leadership skills have sharpened, and I am always keeping an open, accepting mind. This job made me more positive. I am on the right path to becoming a teacher and I am so grateful. No job has been more challenging yet SO rewarding in my life. I am thankful to have ever had the opportunity to work with such wonderful people for an amazing program."
— Program Assistant