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Why sponsor?

100% of donations goes back to our program.

Our program has been free of charge to students for over 40 years. We believe that a student's socio-economic background should not be a barrier to developing their leadership potential.

It costs approximately 325 dollars to send a student to the seminar, which includes three days of food and two nights of accommodation. Other costs include our website, registration (postage for letters), office supplies, insurance, and additional administrative fees.

COLS does not pay any of its staff or volunteers. Therefore, 100 percent of our funds go directly into the seminar and its attendees.

If you are interested in donating, there are different methods available below. Donations over 10 dollars are eligible for a tax receipt. Please get in touch with us if you want to sponsor the seminar in another way (such as gifts in kind).

How to donate

We make it easy for you to give.


We can accept online donations through Square. Donations are electronically secure, and COLS does not store any payment information. However, we collect your email and mailing address to issue tax receipts.

Cheque or money order

23 Windsor Street
Guelph, Ontario
N1E 3N1

We can also accept donations through Interac e-transfer. Contact us to make arrangements.

Clothing store

Show off in some COLS-branded wear.

We are pleased to offer a limited selection of COLS-branded clothing. You can check out our store on Square, and all profits from purchases are returned to COLS to support our operations and the three-day seminar.

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