Canadore College and WE Leadership Program

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OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE

Canadore College and WE are excited to announce a new partnership which intends to create a learning community focused on supporting leadership development both on campus and within the local and regional communities. The leadership program will bring students together from different cultures and empower them to become better local and regional citizens. We are currently seeking students that would like to participate in the leadership program.

WE’S TRANSORMATIVE ACTION

WE brings over a decade of successful youth development experience to our programs which incorporate a variety of social justice themes to facilitate development of leadership skills and global competencies including critical thinking, reflection, argument formation and action planning.

 

OUR LEARNING FRAMEWORK

You will participate in simulations, team challenges and discussions to discover new information and different perspectives. This process is defined in our Theory of Change, and it applies three key focal points to guide participants in the exploration of leadership development, social justice education, and civic duty. The focal points are: issue education, skill development and action planning.

 

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

  • Improve participants’ leadership skills to become active agents of change within campus and broader community
  • Develop campus-and-community development action plans and create positive change
  • Develop student leadership capacity
  • Canadore College has been working closely with WE to develop custom modules and case studies for the program that are reflective of Canada’s diverse cultures, traditions and knowledge, and will cover additional themes like anti-bullying, creating a caring and positive campus culture, active citizenship and more.

OUR FACILITATORS

ME to WE’s programming is delivered by a team of passionate individuals who are committed to empowering young adults to make a difference in their local and global communities.

WE Canadore Student Leadership Program Application

Canadore College, Canadore Students’ Council and WE are excited to announce our second year of partnership offering a learning community focused on supporting leadership development both on campus and within the local and regional communities. The leadership program brings students together and empowers them to become better local and regional citizens.

We are currently seeking applications to participate in the WE Canadore Student Leadership Program from September 2018-April 2019. All registered Canadore College students as of September 2018 are eligible to apply.

Fill out the application form here

Canadore College, Canadore Students’ Council and WE are excited to announce that the WE Canadore Leadership Program is entering the second year.

 

Returning students that participated in the WE Canadore Leadership Program during the 2017.2018 academic year are invited to apply to be WE Canadore Senior Leaders for the 2018.2019 academic year – limited positions are available (6 in total).

Application Process:
Please email your cover letter/resume to Laurie Purtell (laurie.purtell@canadorecollege.ca) by May18, 2018;  WE Canadore Leadership Program – Senior Leaders will be required to co-facilitate during a minimum of two full days of training, will attend refresher courses and will act as a mentor for WE Canadore Leadership Program action planning teams. Senior Leaders will be entered into a draw to attend WE Day in Toronto and will be invited to attend WE Day in Ottawa.

Those selected will be notified by email no earlier than June 1, 2018. Questions regarding the application, the selection process, or the program content should be directed to Laurie Purtell – laurie.purtell@canadorecollege.ca.

 

Graduating WE Canadore leaders and those that are not selected to be a Senior Leader will automatically become WE Canadore Alumni and will be invited to assist as allies during action planning sessions and will be invited to WE Canadore events.

 

Shawn Jones - Senior Leader

Meet Shawn Jones Jr., from Windsor, Ontario. Shawn is studying Aviation Fundamentals, and chose that program to be able to broaden his understanding and love for the field of Aviation. Shawn decided to enrol at Canadore because of the amazing facility and the friendly staff. In his spare time, Shawn enjoys participating in many different events and committees, reading, playing sports, working out, and playing video games. Shawn applied to the WE Leadership program in hopes of expanding his knowledge, improving on his leadership skills, and making new friends. Shawn hopes to use his experience with the WE Leadership program to learn all types of leadership styles and combine them into what he does for a better way of making positive change.

Madison Mancini - Senior Leader

Meet Madison Mancini, from Ottawa, Ontario. Madison is in the Recreation and Leisure Services program, and chose that program to be able to work with charities and foundations and create events that raise money to help sick kids and people with mental disabilities. Madison chose Canadore because she found that the Recreation and Leisure Services program at Canadore was much more diverse and different than other similar programs at other colleges. In her free time, Madison enjoys running and training, as well as creating music. Madison applied to the WE Leadership program to be able to start making a bigger impact in any way possible. She is inspired by the WE movement and can’t wait to be a part of it. Madison hopes to leave the program with better knowledge in how to create action plans and set them into place to start bettering her community.

Toddrick Metzger - Senior Leader

Meet Todrick Metzger, from Elmira, Ontario. Currently residing in North Bay, Todrick is studying Advertising & Marketing Communications at Canadore College. Todrick picked that program of study because it seemed like a fun mix of design, mathematics, psychology and research. Todrick picked Canadore because he wanted a change of scenery from a small suburban town to a small city. In his free time, Todrick spends time with his girlfriend dancing, walking his dog, and occasionally binge-watching on Netflix. Todrick applied for the WE Leadership program because since he had a lot of fun meeting the group and learning with a bunch of open-minded individuals, he had to come back. Todrick hopes to use the WE Leadership program to accomplish making a difference to at least one person. “It’s what I strive for daily, and the days I succeed make up for any failed efforts.” 

Angela Proudfoot - Senior Leader

Meet Angela Proudfoot, from Toronto, Ontario. Angela is enrolled in Environmental Tech & Protection, and very passionate about conservation and making a change in the world. Angela chose to study at Canadore because of how great of a school it is and the environmental surrounding the campus was perfect for her area of study. In her free time, Angela enjoys hiking, volunteering, roller-skating, going on adventures, and crochet. The WE Leadership program was suggested to be an appropriate fit for Angela, and she hopes to strengthen her leadership skills, become a better listener, and continue to be educated on how to encourage others so they reach their maximum potential.

Josée Lefebvre - Senior Leader

Meet Josée Lefebvre, from Astorville, Ontario. Josée is studying Dental Hygiene, and chose Canadore because it is located near her family and she heard great things about the program. In her free time, Josée plays music, draws, writes and plays sports. Josée applied for the WE Leadership program because she’s been involved with WE multiple times and really admires what the organization stands for. Josée hopes to use her time with the WE Leadership program to make an impact in her school as well as her community.

Heather Bonney

Meet Heather Bonney, originally from Toronto, Ontario. Heather is currently enrolled in Practical Nursing, and chose that program because she enjoys helping people and has always had an interest in becoming a nurse. Heather chose to study at Canadore because it is close to home and has one of the best nursing programs in Ontario. In her free time, Heather enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and baking. Heather was told about the WE Leadership program by a Canadore staff member and decided to apply because it seemed to be a great learning experience. Through the WE Leadership program, Heather hopes to gain better leadership skills. “Nursing requires working in a team environment and good communication skills are essential for team work.” Heather also realizes that nursing requires being an advocate for your patients, and having the skills required to take that leading role are important.

WE LeadershipAlumni

  • Tessa Alyman (2017.18)
  • Bridget Anca (2017.18)
  • Allison Armstrong (2017.18)
  • Emily Ayotte (2017.18)
  • Trevor Beard (2017.18)
  • Sylvie Beaulne (2017.18)
  • Nick Chaisson (2017.18)
  • Robin Chokomolin (2017.18)
  • Olivia Doucette (2017.18)
  • Amanda Gambell (2017.18)
  • Kathleen Garvey (2017.18)
  • Jason Harris (2017.18)
  • Josee Lefebvre (2017.18)
  • Ryan Mason (2017.18)
  • Adele Orr (2017.18)
  • Jaclyn Paddison (2017.18)
  • Zoe Prest (2017.18)
  • Mark Reed - WE Canadore Outstanding Leader Award (2017.18)
  • Chantel St. Amour - WE Canadore Outstanding Leader Award (2017.18) 
  • Alia Woodward (2017.18)