Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Oakville Talent Stars Auditions

Town of Oakville's youth services department is planning events during National Youth Week, including their annual talent show “Oakville Talent Stars”.  

Anyone interested in auditioning for the show???

To audition, submit a video of your talent to
by April 12 or call
905-845-6601 ext 4681 for details.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Creating Leadership Amongst Youth (CLAY) Conference

Run by the McMaster University Students Union and founded in 1992, CLAY is a 3-day, 2-night conference that empowers high school students to discover their leadership potential. This year  CLAY is taking place  on Friday May 25th to Sunday May 27th, 2018 at Camp Trillium in Waterford, Ontario. Students will be residing in cabins on the campground and will be supervised by McMaster Student Leaders.

Youth will have the opportunity to share and expand their knowledge and leadership skills through interactive small group sessions, motivational keynote speakers, and community-building activities. Session topics including teamwork & communication, mental health, social responsibility, and stress & time management will be emphasized in a supportive, empowering setting. 

You can also find more information about CLAY by visiting: https://www.msumcmaster.ca/services-directory/1-clay

CLAY registration is now open! Students can register as a delegate for a cost of $165 + HST. 

The link for registration is: https://www.msumcmaster.ca/services-directory/1-clay/take-survey/559 There is also more information about the conference at this site. 

Additionally, CLAY is able to provide some partial/full sponsorship, as we recognize that this cost may make the conference not accessible to all students. Students wishing to attend may email the CLAY Conference Coordinator, Rachel Persaud, by e-mail at clay@msu.mcmaster.ca if they require sponsorship.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Youth Leadership Camps Canada

No plans for the summer and still don't know what to do?
What about going to summer camp?

"Youth Leadership Camps Canada has the experience, knowledge, and passion for helping youth discover their natural leadership abilities in a fun, caring, and supportive environment." -YLCC

Interaction @ Uni of Guelph

Interaction is a full day conference at the University of Guelph for university bound grade 10 and 11 students.
There are two dates to choose from: April 25th or April 26th.
This year, we are pleased to offer over 40 sessions that provide students with an opportunity to explore our community, learn more about our academic programs and student services, and introduce university living and learning through informative and interactive sessions led by our faculty and staff.
Cost is $30/student (includes lunch). 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Ridge Debate Club

The Ridge Debate Club is having the second annual debate tournament on Friday, May 11 and Saturday May 12.

The tournament will be a great learning experience for young and beginner debaters and a good time while providing you with some great opportunities.

Mr Schaffer is the teacher advisor and you are welcome to get in touch with him in person in classroom 223, the English department workroom 226, or by email at schafferj@hdsb.ca

"Debate and divergence of views can only enrich our history and culture" - Ibrahim Babangida

Monday, March 19, 2018

Youth Leadership Camps Canada

Leadership Training

Every single person can be a leader – it doesn’t matter where you come from or what your story is.
And every person, team and group can benefit from YLCC’s leadership training programs that are specifically designed to take your team to the next level. Whether you are part of a students’ council at school or are working at a Fortune 500 company, our Leadership Training Centre can help design, support and facilitate a program that is customized to meet your group’s needs and goals.

Join The Fun

Our Leadership Training Centre is unique – as it allows you, the client, to customize your own leadership training program. Leading up to your retreat, you will work closely with our Program Directors to create programming that will meet your group’s specific needs and goals.
The Leadership Training Centre at YLCC Lake Simcoe is available for booking each spring and fall,
  • Register: Space at our Leadership Training Centre location is limited, so book early to ensure that you get the date of your choice. Please e-mail us at info@ylcc.com or call us at (705) 326-2433 to talk about planning a retreat for your group!
  • Location: Click here to learn more about our Leadership Training Centre at YLCC Lake Simcoe.

Explore the World on a High School Student Exchange

There are a few student exchange companies that operate within Ontario.
You can do a summer exchange or during the school year (e.g. 9 and 12 weeks).

Do research, make a few phone calls, and share your interest in exploring another culture/language with your parent(s).