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​​In 2020 the Canadian Student Leadership Conference (CSLC) is coming home to the place where it all began: Yorkton, Saskatchewan and the Yorkton Regional High School. Enthusiastic student representatives and their teacher supervisors from across Canada will gather from September 22nd - 26th, 2020 in the building that hosted the first ever CSLC in 1985 to develop leadership skills, tools, and abilities that will help them become tomorrow’s leaders, today.

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36th Conference (2020)

From the Roots Up!

Yorkton, Saskatchewan
Yorkton Regional High School

Co-Chairs: Mike Haczkewicz, Johnna McBride, Dennis Nesseth, and Roby Sharpe

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10th Conference (1994)

Tip Your Hats to Our Leaders / 
Chapeau-Bas à nos Leaders

Yorkton, Saskatchewan
Yorkton Regional High School

Chair: Barry Sharpe


1st Conference (1985)
Youth Leadership in Action​

Yorkton, Saskatchewan
Yorkton Regional High School

Co Chairs: Barry Sharpe & George Takashima

About the Canadian Student Leadership Conference (CSLC):

In 1983, the students and staff of Yorkton Regional High School in Yorkton, Saskatchewan were invited to host the annual provincial student leadership conference of 1985. The Honorable Grant Devine challenged the Yorkton group to turn the 1985 provincial conference into a national conference as one of Saskatchewan’s contributions to the 1985 International Year of the Youth project.

The challenge was accepted and on September 18-20, 1985, the first CSLC was held in Yorkton. Over 800 students and their advisors from across Canada and the United States (and even one delegate from Mexico) attended this conference. The theme of this conference was "Youth of today ...Leaders of tomorrow", and so, the Canadian Student Leadership Association was founded. “Tip Your Hats to our Leaders” celebrated the tenth anniversary of CSLC 1994 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan.

In recent years, we have also witnessed an increasing number of schools developing and offering leadership courses to high school students. These courses have helped individual participants become more knowledgeable and stronger, providing them with leadership skills to take to their respective schools and beyond. The national and provincial organizations have helped to equip individual student leaders with the necessary tools to enable them to be effective leaders.​

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