How to tackle post-secondary conversations over the holidays

Feeling a little anxious about all those post-secondary questions your uncle, grandma and neighbour will be asking you over the holiday break?


Whether you’re considering a gap year, clear on your post-secondary path, or totally unsure about your next step, we got you covered with this short and value-packed episode.


In this holiday special, Michelle covers how to tackle conversations about post-secondary (especially when you have yet to make a decision!), questions to think about as you head into the holidays, and how to prepare yourself so you feel comfortable and confident in leading the conversation with family and friends.


Need a handy resource to help you handle the gap year conversation with your parents? Grab our cheat sheet by clicking here.


We also have another helpful episode you may want to dive into that is ALL about talking to your parents about taking a gap year. Check it out!



Michelle Dittmer
President of the Canadian Gap Year Association (OCT)

Michelle is an educator and youth advocate that has taught grades 4 through College, developed International Service-Learning Programs, nurtured Educational Partnerships with school boards from coast to coast, and developed youth policy. Having a finger on the pulse of the needs of young learners, combining their need for experiential learning and developing reflective and values-aligned practices, she founded the Canadian Gap Year Association to raise the profile of gap year as a solution to mental health, lack of clarity, and the skill gap.