The Canadian Student Leadership Association is a registered non-profit educational association 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.
Our vision is to build a strong community of secondary school students across the country who, inspired by their student leadership experiences, are actively engaged in their schools and communities and contributing to the betterment of society.
To help educate and encourage Student Leadership by providing secondary school students and educators from across the country with top-quality and relevant student leadership training, resources, programs, and events, including an annual national leadership conference.
➢ Enable students to participate in national student leadership events and programs, including an annual national leadership conference.
➢ Train secondary school educators to help guide student leaders in a variety of meaningful activities.
➢ Create and distribute timely and superior resources for students and educators to foster the development of student leadership.
➢ Support and promote other student leadership organizations, events, or programs
Governing Structure of the Association
The Association is run by a Board of Directors which consists of a four-member Executive, a director from each province and territory of Canada, a director-at-large to represent the francophone community, an Executive Director and a publication and communication representative.
The Board of Directors holds two meetings a year, once during the annual Canadian Student Leadership Conference (CSLC) and once during the spring.
At the April 1993 meeting of the Board held in Winnipeg, the Board appointed its first Executive Director. A job description was established for this position. The Executive Director is expected to work closely with the President of the Board to handle the day-to-day affairs of the Association.