We empower young leaders to be "the change they want to see" in their communities.
We foster personal growth by promoting positive thinking, goal setting and community involvement.
We provide a safe space to interact and develop lifelong relationships with other young leaders.
We develop independent and critical thinking skills by teaching "how to think, not what to think."
Socioeconomic status should not be a barrier to participation.
Every year we provide a three-day leadership conference to grade 10 students across Central Ontario at no cost to the student thanks to generous donations by service clubs, including Optimist, individuals and alums, and businesses.
Come to our next fundraiser or meeting.
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Unwrapping COLS 2023
Less than three months ago the three-day 2023 Central Ontario Leadership Seminar returned in-person for the first time…
Applications for the 2023 Memorial Scholarship are now available
COLS is happy to announce the release of the application form for the 2023 Memorial Scholarship. The Memorial…
COLS 2023 Staff applications are now open
COLS is back!... and yes, we are back in person! Volunteers comprise 100 percent of our workforce within the…