Student Conferences

Elevate: Seek Your Summit

The 40th Annual Ontario Student Leadership Conference

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Meet the Speakers

Check out our 2018 Ontario Student Leadership Conference Speakers below.

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Keynote Speakers

Each year, OSLC chooses 3 Keynote Speakers that will give a presentation to the entire conference during a general session. These presentations set the overall tone and context at the conference.

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

Each year, OSLC chooses 3 Keynote Speakers that will give a presentation to the entire conference during a general session. These presentations set the overall tone and context at the conference.

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

Each year, OSLC chooses 3 Keynote Speakers that will give a presentation to the entire conference during a general session. These presentations set the overall tone and context at the conference.

Patrick is an award-winning speaker and leader, transforming campuses and communities across North America. For over... View Profile

Meet the Speakers

Showcase Speaker

OSLC selects two showcase speakers that the entire conference can experience.

At age 13, Phil’s life went from participating in action sports and living a wild engergetic lifestyle, to... View Profile

Showcase Speaker

OSLC selects two showcase speakers that the entire conference can experience.

A former at-risk child turned leader and entrepreneur, Fahd Alhattab’s mission is to enable people to drive... View Profile

Meet the Speakers

Advisor Workshop Presenter

Workshops are not just for the students that attend OSLC. We also offer workshops for the advisors that attend as well. Come and learn, network and share with the largest group of teacher advisors gathering anywhere in Canada.

The Advisor Exchange

Stu Saunders and Ian Tyson will facilitate a Give/Get Session with... View Profile

Advisor Workshop Presenter

Workshops are not just for the students that attend OSLC. We also offer workshops for the advisors that attend as well. Come and learn, network and share with the largest group of teacher advisors gathering anywhere in Canada.

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

Advisor Workshop Presenter

Workshops are not just for the students that attend OSLC. We also offer workshops for the advisors that attend as well. Come and learn, network and share with the largest group of teacher advisors gathering anywhere in Canada.

Brent Dickson is a teacher who is a proud Coyote from Centennial High in Calgary, Alberta. Brent lives for student... View Profile

Meet the Speakers

Student Workshop Presenter

Workshop presenters will design a 60 minute program for emerging leaders, current leaders and/or graduating leaders. They have the opportunity to impact developing student leaders by sharing their skills and knowledge. Students will leave the workshops feeling informed, inspired, entertained and energized.

Amy is a former digital animator and faculty member at Centennial College, who became engaged in public education in... View Profile

Student Workshop Presenter

Workshop presenters will design a 60 minute program for emerging leaders, current leaders and/or graduating leaders. They have the opportunity to impact developing student leaders by sharing their skills and knowledge. Students will leave the workshops feeling informed, inspired, entertained and energized.

Andrew Thibodeau was a teenager in the 1980’s, so he admits to having a mullet haircut! Since 1992 Andy has... View Profile

Student Workshop Presenter

Workshop presenters will design a 60 minute program for emerging leaders, current leaders and/or graduating leaders. They have the opportunity to impact developing student leaders by sharing their skills and knowledge. Students will leave the workshops feeling informed, inspired, entertained and energized.

Ash Baer has been working with student leaders for the past six years. She has a strong passion of working with... View Profile

Student Workshop Presenter

Workshop presenters will design a 60 minute program for emerging leaders, current leaders and/or graduating leaders. They have the opportunity to impact developing student leaders by sharing their skills and knowledge. Students will leave the workshops feeling informed, inspired, entertained and energized.

Brandon Love is a magician, speaker, and coach. He helps people learn to change their thinking to become more... View Profile

Student Workshop Presenter

Workshop presenters will design a 60 minute program for emerging leaders, current leaders and/or graduating leaders. They have the opportunity to impact developing student leaders by sharing their skills and knowledge. Students will leave the workshops feeling informed, inspired, entertained and energized.

Brock is Director of Community Giving and Innovation at War Child, a humanitarian charity known for innovative... View Profile

Student Workshop Presenter

Workshop presenters will design a 60 minute program for emerging leaders, current leaders and/or graduating leaders. They have the opportunity to impact developing student leaders by sharing their skills and knowledge. Students will leave the workshops feeling informed, inspired, entertained and energized.

The Relay For Life Youth Program has been an integral part of the Canadian Cancer Society’s youth engagement... View Profile

Student Workshop Presenter

Workshop presenters will design a 60 minute program for emerging leaders, current leaders and/or graduating leaders. They have the opportunity to impact developing student leaders by sharing their skills and knowledge. Students will leave the workshops feeling informed, inspired, entertained and energized.

Carly Sotas is an author and activist dedicated to empowering the next generation of leaders.

... View Profile

Student Workshop Presenter

Workshop presenters will design a 60 minute program for emerging leaders, current leaders and/or graduating leaders. They have the opportunity to impact developing student leaders by sharing their skills and knowledge. Students will leave the workshops feeling informed, inspired, entertained and energized.

Lucibelle Tan is the Fundraising and Engagement Specialist at Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations,... View Profile

Student Workshop Presenter

Workshop presenters will design a 60 minute program for emerging leaders, current leaders and/or graduating leaders. They have the opportunity to impact developing student leaders by sharing their skills and knowledge. Students will leave the workshops feeling informed, inspired, entertained and energized.

Cody’s story involves overcoming adversity, setting goals, striving to be a positive influence, and putting in... View Profile

Student Workshop Presenter

Workshop presenters will design a 60 minute program for emerging leaders, current leaders and/or graduating leaders. They have the opportunity to impact developing student leaders by sharing their skills and knowledge. Students will leave the workshops feeling informed, inspired, entertained and energized.

Dillon is a 19-year-old social entrepreneur, TEDx speaker, Co-Founder of the environmental... View Profile

Student Workshop Presenter

Workshop presenters will design a 60 minute program for emerging leaders, current leaders and/or graduating leaders. They have the opportunity to impact developing student leaders by sharing their skills and knowledge. Students will leave the workshops feeling informed, inspired, entertained and energized.

Dr. Barry Craig began his term as Huron University College’s seventeenth Principal on July 1, 2016. Prior to... View Profile

Student Workshop Presenter

Workshop presenters will design a 60 minute program for emerging leaders, current leaders and/or graduating leaders. They have the opportunity to impact developing student leaders by sharing their skills and knowledge. Students will leave the workshops feeling informed, inspired, entertained and energized.

Evolution DJ is a collective of highly experienced DJs from... View Profile

Student Workshop Presenter

Workshop presenters will design a 60 minute program for emerging leaders, current leaders and/or graduating leaders. They have the opportunity to impact developing student leaders by sharing their skills and knowledge. Students will leave the workshops feeling informed, inspired, entertained and energized.

Since 1989, Ian Tyson has been entertaining and motivating students as a professional speaker across North America.... View Profile

Student Workshop Presenter

Workshop presenters will design a 60 minute program for emerging leaders, current leaders and/or graduating leaders. They have the opportunity to impact developing student leaders by sharing their skills and knowledge. Students will leave the workshops feeling informed, inspired, entertained and energized.

Jeff has been entertaining and empowering people for many years! As the Student Activities Council Advisor and... View Profile

Student Workshop Presenter

Workshop presenters will design a 60 minute program for emerging leaders, current leaders and/or graduating leaders. They have the opportunity to impact developing student leaders by sharing their skills and knowledge. Students will leave the workshops feeling informed, inspired, entertained and energized.

Joe Richards is a Summer Camp Professional. For the past 10 years he has been the Executive Director of Pearce... View Profile

Student Workshop Presenter

Workshop presenters will design a 60 minute program for emerging leaders, current leaders and/or graduating leaders. They have the opportunity to impact developing student leaders by sharing their skills and knowledge. Students will leave the workshops feeling informed, inspired, entertained and energized.

Jen Pate is a young geographer and entrepreneur fascinated by human-environment interaction. She has been running a... View Profile

Student Workshop Presenter

Workshop presenters will design a 60 minute program for emerging leaders, current leaders and/or graduating leaders. They have the opportunity to impact developing student leaders by sharing their skills and knowledge. Students will leave the workshops feeling informed, inspired, entertained and energized.

Joel Hilchey wants to change how people think about success, because too many people spend their time doing stuff... View Profile

Student Workshop Presenter

Workshop presenters will design a 60 minute program for emerging leaders, current leaders and/or graduating leaders. They have the opportunity to impact developing student leaders by sharing their skills and knowledge. Students will leave the workshops feeling informed, inspired, entertained and energized.

Karen Furneaux is a 3-Time Olympian and 2-Time World Champion, an author and winner of 9 medals at the World... View Profile

Student Workshop Presenter

Workshop presenters will design a 60 minute program for emerging leaders, current leaders and/or graduating leaders. They have the opportunity to impact developing student leaders by sharing their skills and knowledge. Students will leave the workshops feeling informed, inspired, entertained and energized.

Mark Black is a Heart and Double-Lung Transplant Recipient, 3-Time Marathon Runner, 8-Time Transplant Games Medalist... View Profile

Student Workshop Presenter

Workshop presenters will design a 60 minute program for emerging leaders, current leaders and/or graduating leaders. They have the opportunity to impact developing student leaders by sharing their skills and knowledge. Students will leave the workshops feeling informed, inspired, entertained and energized.

Michelle was born and raised in Barrie, ON. She is currently studying human rights and... View Profile

Student Workshop Presenter

Workshop presenters will design a 60 minute program for emerging leaders, current leaders and/or graduating leaders. They have the opportunity to impact developing student leaders by sharing their skills and knowledge. Students will leave the workshops feeling informed, inspired, entertained and energized.

Nick Foley is the founder of Good Sport, the non-profit Move for Inclusion, and is a co-founder of... View Profile

Student Workshop Presenter

Workshop presenters will design a 60 minute program for emerging leaders, current leaders and/or graduating leaders. They have the opportunity to impact developing student leaders by sharing their skills and knowledge. Students will leave the workshops feeling informed, inspired, entertained and energized.

Orlando Bowen’s mission is to inspire people to be GameChangers in the lives of others. GameChangers... View Profile

Student Workshop Presenter

Workshop presenters will design a 60 minute program for emerging leaders, current leaders and/or graduating leaders. They have the opportunity to impact developing student leaders by sharing their skills and knowledge. Students will leave the workshops feeling informed, inspired, entertained and energized.

Patrick is an award-winning speaker and leader, transforming campuses and communities across North America. For over... View Profile

Student Workshop Presenter

Workshop presenters will design a 60 minute program for emerging leaders, current leaders and/or graduating leaders. They have the opportunity to impact developing student leaders by sharing their skills and knowledge. Students will leave the workshops feeling informed, inspired, entertained and energized.

Peter Katz is a JUNO Award, Canadian Screen Award and 2-time Canadian Folk Music Award-... View Profile

Student Workshop Presenter

Workshop presenters will design a 60 minute program for emerging leaders, current leaders and/or graduating leaders. They have the opportunity to impact developing student leaders by sharing their skills and knowledge. Students will leave the workshops feeling informed, inspired, entertained and energized.

Ever since Sarah was a child she has always loved to run. Whether it was around the park, at the cottage or during a... View Profile

Student Workshop Presenter

Workshop presenters will design a 60 minute program for emerging leaders, current leaders and/or graduating leaders. They have the opportunity to impact developing student leaders by sharing their skills and knowledge. Students will leave the workshops feeling informed, inspired, entertained and energized.

Scott Hammell has been entertaining professionally since 1998. He started his career by performing at birthday... View Profile

Student Workshop Presenter

Workshop presenters will design a 60 minute program for emerging leaders, current leaders and/or graduating leaders. They have the opportunity to impact developing student leaders by sharing their skills and knowledge. Students will leave the workshops feeling informed, inspired, entertained and energized.

Wilfrid Laurier University puts knowledge to work through an innovative balance of real world involvement and in-... View Profile

Student Workshop Presenter

Workshop presenters will design a 60 minute program for emerging leaders, current leaders and/or graduating leaders. They have the opportunity to impact developing student leaders by sharing their skills and knowledge. Students will leave the workshops feeling informed, inspired, entertained and energized.

The potential of a group is far greater than the sum of its parts. At YLCC, our ultimate... View Profile

 

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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
  • Student Conferences

    Thanks so much for an amazing conference. We’re already looking forward to EOSLC 2018!

    ~Riley McMullen - Tagwi Secondary School - Avonmore, ON
  • Student Conferences

    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
  • Student Conferences

    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
  • Student Conferences

    OSLC to me is family, period.

    ~Hayley Press
  • Student Conferences

    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
  • Student Conferences

    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
  • Student Conferences

    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
  • Student Conferences

    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
  • Student Conferences

    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
  • Student Conferences

    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