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
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.
"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