Leadership Opportunities for Students in Canada

Canadian Student Leadership Association

The Canadian Student Leadership Association is a federally registered charity in Canada. CSLA was originally founded in 1983 in order to support the continuation of our main event, the Canadian Student Leadership Conference (CSLC), but has since grown, and now distributes leadership resources, materials, scholarships, and organizes programs and events for its member schools across the country.



The 35th annual Canadian Student Leadership Conference Opens Sept. 24, 2019 in Abbotsford, British Columbia

CSLC 2019 – Empowering Inner Resources is the 35th running of the Canadian Student Leadership Conference. Hosted in Abbotsford, BC at Yale Secondary School, this conference will bring together over 1000 student leaders and teacher advisors for a week of keynote speakers, workshops, cultural experiences and community service.


For more information about CSLC 2019, click here:   CSLC 2019


We are pleased to announce that the grant for student travel to CSLC 2019 has been renewed by the Department of Canadian Heritage. For more information please contact registrar@studentleadership.ca.


CSLC 2019 In the News


Check out this recent article featured in The Abbotsford News: CSLC is Coming to Abbotsford




Featured Program: The Canadian Student Leadership Conference

The Canadian Student Leadership Conference (CSLC) is a national conference for secondary schools across Canada, and is offered only to CSLA member schools. Click here to learn more about about the CSLC, and how to get your school involved.


Become a CSLA Member

Advisors – Connect with Canada’s student leadership network:

From helping to re-invent the role of the student council to leadership certification for teachers, we are Canada’s national organization dedicated to the promotion and development of student leadership in our nation’s high schools. Through conferences, a dynamic peer community, and a wide variety of resources, we support our advisor members and their students in all aspects of leadership development in the classroom and beyond.

Receive discounts on resources and supplies that matter to you with your membership. You can now receive free shipping on orders from Spiritwear Canada with your CSLA membership.

Join the best network of advisors in Canada.  Click Here to Learn More .




Regional leadership conferences are a great way to introduce your potential leaders to engagement within your building. You can host or attend one of the many Horizons conferences being hosted across Canada this school year.

More dates and information here:





Provincial leadership conferences are a great way to train your student leaders on how to build to engagement within your building. You can register for one of the many provincial conferences being hosted across Canada this school year.

Find your provincial leadership conference here.