EMCP LogoEMCP 2019 

The week-long course begins Monday morning May 6, 2019, and ends Friday afternoon, May 10, 2019. The daily schedule starts at 9:00 am and ends at 3:00 pm with a one-hour lunch break. The Orientation is on Sunday, May 5, 2019.

IMPORTANT: All EMCP instructors are required to submit a current Police Record Check (PRC). Please see below for more details.

For Instructors Only:

Looking ahead, Carleton’s early spring courses begin during the EMCP week. Therefore, the EMCP classes may overlap from Monday, May 6 to Friday, May 10. Please take this into consideration if you are planning to teach a mini-course in May 2019.

Is it possible to run a mini-course if I have class(es) that week? Yes, it is possible by making arrangement ahead of time. You need to provide a replacement teacher on the day(s) that you have classes. Please contact me directly.

 The total contact hours for teaching a mini-course is 26 hours, including the 1-hour Orientation on Sunday, May 5, 2019.

Course Proposal Guidelines: pdf copy
-Please refer to the course samples from 2012 Mini-Courses at Carleton University

Submissions must:
1) have an eye-catching title (to appeal to a young audience)
2) be 125 words or less
3) be submitted online
4) include the name of a faculty sponsor* if you are a graduate student. Please note: we require the name of a replacement teacher who can teach your class in case of emergency.
5) If you will require special room arrangement for your course, please request it in your proposal.
6) If you will be covering mature or sensitive topics or issues, please be specific in your outline. The largest group of participants are grade 8 students.

The deadline for submitting course proposals is November 12, 2018.

Please note that a faculty advisor is required for graduate students interested in teaching a mini-course. The faculty advisor will review the proposal prior to submission. The remuneration ($1000) for this week-long course is paid at the end of the month in May.

To ensure that course overlap is kept to a minimum, the courses are offered in consultation with the University of Ottawa La Cité Collégiale and St. Paul University.

* A graduate student wishing to teach a mini-course is required to provide a faculty sponsor and a police clearance (PRC) before he or she can teach in the program. The reason is two-fold: first, a faculty sponsor confirms to us that you are indeed a graduate student and that you are capable of teaching a group of young students. Second, if your course proposal is selected, and later you decided to withdraw from teaching, you will be asked to provide a replacement; otherwise, we will call upon your faculty advisor to teach the class.

We want our EMCP students to have meaningful and worthwhile university experience while attending the week-long enrichment program. Many of them do end up returning to Carleton to study and complete a degree. 

Police Records Check (PRC):


Apply for the vulnerable sector screening, level 3 – vulnerable sector check, either using the online application system and/or if they choose to apply in person.

The link to their website explains the online application process and the use of Equifax to those applicants that make their application online.  In order to complete online requests, They use Equifax to help to confirm an applicant’s identity.  During the application process, questions from Equifax are asked of applicants to confirm their identity.  If they are unsuccessful in the electronic identity verification portion of the online application, they will be advised to attend in person to confirm their identity so that their application can be completed. https://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/contact-us/Police-Record-Checks.asp

If your course proposal is selected, you may proceed and get your PRC, the cost is $15 (keep the receipt for refund). Here is the form (cover letter will be provided only if requested). Identify yourself as an EMCP instructor (non-volunteer) in the form.

  1. It takes about 3-6 weeks to get a PRC online.
  2. It will be mailed directly to the person requesting the PRC
  3. They will need two pieces of ID, both pieces of ID must have the name, date of birth, valid Ottawa address, and at least one piece of ID must have the recipient’s photo identification on it.
  4. Accepted methods of payment: Cash, Debit, Visa, MasterCard, Amex.

Additionally, it is possible to complete the PRC form online. If you meet the requirements, this process is faster than submitting the check in person. Here is the link to their FAQ page.

If you require further information, please email Nestor Querido. For the entire mini-courses offered by the four participating institutions, please visit the website at www.emcp-pmce.ca

For more information, click Call for Courses.

Course proposal – Apply online!