What is expected of me during the program?

Participants are expected to:

  • Be respectful and arrive on time for program activities;
  • Look after themselves, their room, and do their own laundry; and
  • Travel independently and learn the routes within the program location.

Where do we meet in Toronto and who will we meet me when I arrive?

Participants will meet at the Toronto Pearson International Airport and the National SCORE Program Coordinator will meet you when you arrive.  The Coordinator will communicate travel arrangements to ensure a safe and smooth arrival.  It is important to keep the Coordinator informed of any last-minutes travel delays or changes.

Where will I stay and what is the accommodation like?

For the first portion of the program, you will stay in residence at the University of Toronto Scarborough.  For the second portion, you will stay in the cabins at the CNIB Lake Joseph Centre.  Participants will share a room with a fellow SCORE participant.

What are meals like?

At the University of Toronto Scarborough, meals are prepared by their on-campus caterer.  We will also visit fun restaurants when we are in Toronto!  At Lake Joe, meals are prepared by their in-house chef.  We promise you won't be hungry!

What do I all need to bring?

We would like all participants to bring an electronic copy of their resume (for example on a USB), so we can work on them.  Other than that, participants aren't expected to bring anything specific other than the personal items they feel they will need for the 12 days.  A suggested packing list will be provided.  Participants can bring their cell phones, laptops, and any other technology products, but are completely responsible for them. 

Who pays for this program experience?

Generous donors, both corporate and individual, make this program experience possible.

Is there an opportunity to speak to a former National SCORE Program participant before I send in my application?

Yes!  Contact the National SCORE Program Coordinator and we'll put you in touch with someone who has completed the program.