Experiential learning

ACFO-ACAF’s experiential learning programs offer members of the CT Community the chance to get real-world experience and peer-to-peer learning opportunities by exposing them to work done by others in the community.

NCR Interchange

Experiential learning | In-person
How to participate: Fall Term Lottery
Eligibility: All ACFO-ACAF public service members living and working outside the NCR
Number of spots: 12

The highly-sought-after Interchange Programs are back for 2024-25!

The NCR Interchange Program takes a group of CTs who live and work outside of the National Capital Region to Ottawa-Gatineau for a week to help them better understand the realities and challenges of working in a national headquarters or central agency.

Members selected for this program will have all travel and accommodation expenses covered while they participate in the interchange.

  • Monday, June 17 – Travel from home region to NCR
  • Tuesday, June 18 – Visit a central agency for a site visit and job shadowing
  • Wednesday, June 19 – Visit an NCR HQ office for a site visit and job shadowing
  • Thursday, June 20 – Visit an NCR HQ office for a site visit and job shadowing 
  • Friday, June 21 – Travel from NCR to your home region
  • NCR Interchange #1 – June 17-21 (applications closed) 
  • NCR Interchange #2 – October 7-11  
  • NCR Interchange #3 – November 25-29  

Regional Interchange Program

How to participate: Fall Term Lottery
Eligibility: All ACFO-ACAF public service members living and working in the NCR 
Number of spots: 12 

The highly-sought-after Interchange Programs are back for 2024-25!

The Regional Interchange Program takes a group of CTs who live and work in the National Capital Region out to a region for a week to help them better understand the realities and challenges of working in a regional office.

Members selected for this program will have all travel and accommodation expenses covered while they visit one of the regions.

  • Prairie Region Interchange (Winnipeg) – August 26-30 (programming in English) 
  • Atlantic Region Interchange (Moncton) – September 9-13 (programming primarily in English) 
  • Quebec Region Interchange (Montreal) – November 4-8 (programming in French)