Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is proud to host the 33rd annual Canadian Student Leadership Conference (CSLC). From September 26-30, Sir John A MacDonald Secondary School (SJAM) is welcoming more than 1,000 student leaders, from all over Canada, to their school. Over the course of the week, CSLC participants will engage in activities and events around the topic of innovation and entrepreneurship.

This is where we need the help of our community.

Billeting is an important part of the tradition and spirit of the CSLC experience. Through this, conference participants are hosted by local families. This youth exchange provides an encouraging environment for participants to step outside their comfort zones and learn more about the local community.

We, along with the CSLC organizing committee, are still in need of more than 100 local billet families. All billet families would agree to host a minimum of two (2) CSLC participants over the course of the event.

As a billet family, you are committing to providing:

  • breakfast each morning
  • transportation to and from the conference each day
  • dinner and activities with your students for one special evening with billets
  • a bed/air mattress for each student, and sufficient personal privacy
  • a criminal record check (free of charge thanks to the Waterloo Regional Police Service) for all residents 18 years and older

To register as a billet family, please visit cslc2017.studentleadership.ca/volunteer/billeting or email billeting@studentleadership.ca.

About the Canadian Student Leadership Conference (CSLC)

The CSLC is the only national student leadership conference offered in Canada and moves from province to province each year, giving a new school and community the chance to host. This unique experience brings together over 1,000 students and teachers from across the country for a week of leadership workshops, keynote speakers, volunteer experiences, and professional development opportunities.