Virtual Youth Leadership Summit
Adapt, Evolve, and Lead in a post-pandemic world
What to Expect
Develop your project
Discover ways you can make difference in your community. Learn best practices, tips and tricks for launching your service project.
Collaborate across Canada
Connect with like-minded youth across the country, share ideas, network, and make new friends!
Hear from insightful speakers real life stories of creating purposeful service initiatives, and find inspiration in launching your own.
Where the event will be located and how to get there.
Health and Safety Info
Covid-19 protocols and safety information.
Bus times, meeting information, airport maps and more!
Gold P2P Pre Session
Missed the P2P Gold session on March 17th? Check out the video below!
Jeff A.D. Martin is a soul-stirring, thought-provoking, highly requested transformational speaker, who has been using his platform to inspire people from around the world.
Much of Jeff’s love for people can be attributed to his years of involvement as a community advocate, a mentor and also to his 15+ years of experience in Law Enforcement. Jeff has worked as a police officer and in various investigative roles. He is a youth communication specialist, with over 1000 forensic interviews with children.
Jeff is also an author of two critically acclaimed books. A City of Toronto best-selling children’s book, “Brothers from the 6/ Sisters from the 6: Role Models in my Community”, and an Amazon best selling personal development book, “KNew Me: 10 Men, 10 Stories of Perseverance”.
Jeff is an award-winning professional speaker, a certified coach, University of Guelph certified leadership professional, Harvard University certificate recipient for public speaking, Diversity & Inclusion Trainer from Ashton College and the curator of Inspire Legacy Company Online Academy, where he teaches the art of public speaking and student character development.
With his career and life experiences, coupled with his benevolence and passion to inspire, Jeff A.D. Martin shares his gift of purpose in efforts to help others find their true potential.
Sandra Corelli is Founder & CEO of Humanicity Consulting Group. Over her career she has discovered the key elements that go into creating healthier, more inclusive, and innovative workplaces, that drive high-performance and leading engagement. This inspired her mission to redefine leadership by building human-centric cultures where both businesses and people can thrive. She is passionate about empowering people to be more intentional about how they work, lead and live, leading to a positive impact within themselves, their company, and their workplace culture.
Sandra believes that connection is at the heart of leadership – when you are clear about your purpose, you can lead with intention, nurture inclusion, and create lasting impact. She is a keynote speaker, consultant, facilitator, mediator and coach. Her areas of expertise include leadership development, building cultures of inclusion, confidence building and mindset coaching, emotional intelligence, well-being in the workplace through burnout prevention and building collective resilience, and strategies and programs to accelerate the advancement of women. She brings experience across industries and a multi-disciplinary focus to her work drawing on human behaviour, neuroscience, emotional intelligence, and positive psychology.
Sandra brings 20 years of global corporate HR industry experience as a leadership & culture strategist and consultant. Prior to founding Humanicity, she consulted with clients at a boutique firm and held a variety of senior leadership roles within the Corporate world. Sandra has coached executives throughout her career and established a reputation for driving transformational change while building cultures that consistently achieve organizational goals and leading engagement.
Sandra graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours BA in Employee Relations and Sociology. She has a Post-Graduate Certification in Positive Psychology and Well-being and is certified in the EQ-i 2.0 and resilience.
Sandra is a contributor to Thrive Global. She is committed to community service and an advocate for Mental Health. She currently serves on the National Board of Directors for The Duke of Edinburgh International Award as HR Director-at-Large in support of developing leadership life skills in youth. In addition, she is a committee member with Girls Inc. and a Coach with G(irls)20, building leadership and confidence skills in young women. Sandra is also a mentor with FWE -Forum for Women Entrepreneurs.
Melissa’s diverse skillset allows her to give life to visions from start to finish, by way of creative thinking, educational program design, partnership building, and impact learning. She has an insatiable appetite for sustainable development initiatives. She’s also a guitar player and an avid amateur chef by night. Melissa is currently the Programme Manager of Generation SDG, a youth-led initiative implemented by the United Nations Association in Canada. She serves as a Steering committee member at Women Peace and Security Network (Canada). Melissa holds a Master of Science degree in Project Management and Engineering, with core courses in International and environmental studies from Seoul National University.
Mandi (she/they) is a queer, genderqueer, settler from British and Scottish ancestry. Currently living on the unceded lands of the Yellowknife Dene First Nation, Mandi is working with The Award to bring the program to youth that are justice involved through access, mentorship, and community building.
Their experience lies in experiential learning and community organizing through recreation and outdoor opportunities. Mandi is passionate about changing the narrative around who can access the outdoors and how representation and opportunity matter in order for people to feel included.
Fahd is a social entrepreneur turned keynote speaker who has spoken to and trained over 50,000 youth across the country on leadership, entrepreneurship, and social innovation!
It’s been Fahd’s life’s work building and empowering youth to solve big human problems.
His experience founding a camp for underprivileged children, raising more than $1.2M dollars for local charities, and creating a student entrepreneurship centre on campus at Carleton University, taught Fahd that leadership is developed from taking real action.
Working as the Entrepreneur in Residence, Fahd committed to sharing these lessons with the next generation of resilient leaders.
In this role, Fahd is responsible for introducing entrepreneurship and social innovation by working with professors to re-design courses that engage in experiential learning through entrepreneurship and social innovation.
As a youth leadership speaker, Fahd motivates students with humor, storytelling, and takeaways designed to inspire them to become change-makers in their schools, organizations, and communities.
Fahd’s passion is helping students find the leaders in themselves.
As Partnerships Coordinator and the United Nations Association in Canada, Robert understands the importance of sharing, learning and collaborating.
Morever, he is a strong advocate of finding socially innovative solutions for the challenging issues facing our communities today. As an avid lover of nature, he aims to spend most of his free time outside enjoying the magnificent landscapes Nova Scotia has to offer
The Community Action Guide will help you plan your service project.
Project Success Guide
Use this guide to help ensure that your project is a success.
Check out these helpful project templates
Learn to plan your project effectively with the SMART Goal framework.
P2P to Gold
Guide for participants who are completing the Gold Project
Canada Service Corps
Canada Service Corps is a federal program that is being developed by youth, for youth. The program aims to support young Canadians to get involved in their community through service opportunities, while at the same time gaining valuable skills that will benefit them in life and work.