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 operating
in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada since 1996.
Youth Peer & Outreach
This award-winning program, based in Sydney, NS, has been improving people's lives by providing free, after-school tutoring & mentoring program for marginalized kids 8 - 18 since 1998. Outreach programs now reach six additional communities. High school or university students serve as volunteer tutor-mentors.
"The volunteers show them there is good in the world. They actually show them the good in themselves through positive reinforcement. They raise the bar for them, but not so far that they cannot reach it."
— Management Team Partner, NS Addiction Services