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The 40th Annual Ontario Student Leadership Conference

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OSLC 2018

November 4th - 6th, 2018

The 40th Annual Ontario Student Leadership Conference (OSLC) is kicking it into full gear! Next November more than 2200 students and teachers will gather in Niagara Falls to hear from some of today’s best speakers.

Once again we bring together the largest group of speakers to teach, entertain, and inspire teachers/students from across Ontario.

Registration for OSLC 2018 is OPEN!

Registrations for our Global Student Leadership Summit are OPEN!! Please check out www.globalstudentleadership.com for more information. The Global Student Leadership Summit takes place April 9 - 11, 2018 at the London Covention Centre in London, Ontario.

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Meet the Keynote Speakers

Phil Boyte travels North America talking to teens and the adults who support them. Phil has visited nine of the ten Canadian Provinces and still... View Profile

Lisa raced for 20 years as a professional triathlete. In the course of
her career, she has won 11 IRONMAN races,... View Profile

Who's Coming?

Here's just a few:
  • Norwell District Secondary School
  • Meadowvale Secondary School
  • Orillia Secondary School
  • Milliken Mills High School
  • Pauline Johnson Collegiate & Vocational School
  • Renfrew Collegiate Institute
  • Thomas L. Kennedy Secondary School
  • South Grenville District High School
  • Thorold Secondary School
  • John Paul II Catholic Secondary School

Featured News Items

November 01 2017
Posted By:
Erin

How can it be November already? I feel like I was just lying outside on the back deck soaking up the rays…..Oh wait….I was….in October!

But really, this time of year always just rushes upon me. The time speeds up and then in a blink of an eye it’s over and I am working on the next years conference.

It’s during this crazy and frantic time in my adventure... Read More

November 08 2016
Posted By:
Erin

I sit in the office in Orillia, on a very rare occasion where I have the entire place to myself. Normally there is chit chat of my fellow office collegues, the pitter patter of pug paws and the general busy-ness of it all. Today with Alan Doyle’s voice keeping me company in the background, I take a moment to think back at this entire year…..How far we have grown in a year!!!

OSLC is in 5 days!!!!!!! 5 days until the largest and longest... Read More

August 17 2016
Posted By:
Erin

You read it right….OSLC is now sold out…and school hasn’t even started yet!

If you would like to be put on the waiting list (which has already started) please have your Advisor email Erin at erin@ylcc.com

A big thanks to all the schools that registered early!

In other news…..registrations are OPEN for our Eastern... Read More

November 02 2015
Posted By:
Erin

Well my friends, the time has come!! OSLC is only 6 days away! I am in awe of how fast time flies…..at this time last year I was getting ready for my first OSLC, a ball full of nerves and excitment. This year, the nerves and excitment are back in full force. It’s pretty amazing to be able to have a job you work the full year round for and... Read More

October 02 2015
Posted By:
Erin

October 1st, 2015, one month before OSLC and spaces are gone, sold out, done!

I am so happy to have sold out OSLC once again this year. Besides our returning schools we also have a lot of new schools registered so the word is spreading how wonderful this conference is!

The waiting list is already on the go, but if you would like to try your hand at receiving spots at OSLC this year pop... Read More

 

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  • Student Conferences

    We brought 40 students, mostly juniors, and the layout of the conference space and dorm space made our staff feel comfortable with supervision. The college also made it super easy for meals - everything was in the same complex. I HIGHLY recommend trying out this conference for those schools who haven’t yet. Top notch leadership experience!

    ~Bob Kline - Teacher - Huron Heights Secondary School, Kitchener, ON
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    Thanks so much for an amazing conference. We’re already looking forward to EOSLC 2018!

    ~Riley McMullen - Tagwi Secondary School - Avonmore, ON
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    I want to thank you for giving my students the opportunity to attend EOSLC!! On the drive home, they were discussing how wonderful the speakers were, and the spirit leaders, and the venue, and the whole experience!!!

    I know they have taken with them new insight as to what it means to be a leader! I thank you for that! You must be so proud to have so much positive influence on the youth of tomorrow.

    Thank you, thank you!!

    ~Jennifer Neville -VALOUR SCHOOL - Petawawa
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    OSLC has played a pivotal role in the growth and development of our Student Activities Council leadership group over the 10 years we have been attending. The chance to get away together, bond as a group, meet other awesome leaders and advisors from across the province, and be challenged by some of the best speakers in the world has made a huge impact on the enthusiasm and effectiveness of our leadership program.”

    ~Jeff Gerber, Waterloo Oxford District Secondary School, Baden, Ontario
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    OSLC to me is family, period.

    ~Hayley Press
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    OSLC showed me through the people I met what it was to be a better leader by how you act and what you do.

    ~Ben Arnold
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    OSLC is an experience where you can literally go and see 1000’s of other teens that have the same desire as you to lead and make a change in the world. The energy is electric, the movement is massive and the memories are completely unforgettable. The experience is one you fully cant understand without going there, there is an indescribable and irreplacable feeling that is created there, and it sticks even after you leave.

    ~Brittany Roney
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    OSLC changed my life. I have never felt so alive in my entire life. I met so many people who I will be life long friends with. The energy is amazing and the inspiration is indescribable.
    If there was one memory I could remember it would be OSLC.

    ~Maddison F
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    I don’t even know how to begin or where to start telling you how amazing OSLC was and how amazing and incredible you are! This event was truly life changing for me and my council, thank you so much for this, for OSLC and for you. You are truly an inspiration and have shown me so much and have lit a fire inside me.

    ~Joshua McCallum, Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School, Strathroy, Ontario
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    I have been bringing students to the Ontario Student Leadership Conference for over 10 years. Our students clamour for a spot at the conference because they have heard about it and want to be a part of it. They always come back from the conference excited and motivated to make positive changes in our school and community. The speakers are always world class and the workshops inspire and educate the students, I look forward to being part of this incredible conference for years to come, keep up the great work.

    ~Kyle Pope, Oakville Traflagar High School
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    This conference consistently fosters, in the students who attend, a sense of community in leadership that I’ve yet to see generated to this degree anywhere else. Former students have told me, years later, that the OSLC was the highlight of their high school experience. I believe them.

    ~Ross Thomson, Craig Kielburger Secondary School, Milton, Ontario
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    I have been attending OSLC a number of years with our Students’ Council Executive. There is no other opportunity that I am able to offer my students that leads to such enthusiasm and ideas for the school year. Many of my students have worked as Spirit Leaders at the conference, and more than once students have told me how OSLC has changed their life. On top of that, OSLC is one of the very few conferences that allow for PD for staff members who work in student leadership. More than once I have had my own commitment to student leadership refreshed through workshops at OSLC.

    ~Tanya Lacey, McKinnon Park Secondary School, Caledonia, Ontario