Student Conferences

Leap Into Leadership

The 42nd Annual Ontario Student Leadership Conference

Until the Conference!

OSLC 2020

Meet the Keynote Speakers

If you have never experienced the “Alvin Law Effect!”, get ready. The first impression is obvious…he has no arms! But chances are, it won... View Profile

Courage is not something I’ve only learned about through academic journals, books and observation. I have extensive first-hand experience... View Profile

Ben Glenn, the Simple ADHD Expert(r), aka The Chalkguy, was diagnosed with Dyslexia and other Learning Disabilities... View Profile

Who's Coming?

Here's just a few:
  • Saint Michael Catholic High School - Niagara Falls
  • Centre Wellington District High School
  • East Northumberland Secondary School
  • Bill Crothers Secondary School
  • St. Francis Catholic Secondary School
  • Monsignor Doyle Catholic Secondary School
  • Hagersville Secondary School
  • Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute
  • Jean Vanier Catholic High School - Collingwood
  • Waterloo Collegiate Institute

Featured News Items

October 30 2019
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Here we go again folks! OSLC 41 will be blasting off in 4 days! Time has been flying!

These last few months always are a little bit of whirlwind. It’s during this crazy and frantic time in my adventure that I like to take a minute to myself and give some shout out’s to all the wonderful people involved in this adventure with me.

I have not... Read More

October 30 2018
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Once again OSLC is just around the corner….in 3 days to be exact. In 3 days I shall be running my 5th OSLC! Where has this time gone? I feel like just yesterday I was running around camp hosting leadership retreats and now I am running the largest leadership conference in Canada for a 5th time! That still blows my mind some days!

This... Read More

November 01 2017
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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
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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
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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

A big thanks to all the schools that registered early!

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


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    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
  • Student Conferences

    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