We know that words without actions are meaningless.

We know that actions without understanding are empty.

We know that inaction is impossible.

"We do not go where the path may lead.

We go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Advanced Student Leadership invests in and positions young people to be the generators of ripples to better their world coming forth from Laval, Quebec, Canada.

This website is a work space for Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board student leaders from grade 5 to grade 11 in our school community.

We are building connections to enhance the Leadership IQ, support their teams, engage in active volunteerism, and to foster collaboration.

On this site you will find:

  • Information about Advanced Student Leadership
  • LIVE events, seminars, conferences and videos (just click the event on the Home page to join a live event)
  • Elementary and high school working group documents, schedules, projects, field trip forms and events
  • Model The Way: Mentoring, Citizenship, Volunteerism, Trips and Camps, Alumni
  • Links to our social media accounts and online campaigns
  • and much, much more...

School Websites and Social Media


Contact: Lynn Sommer or Helena Siokas Shoe Bank Canada Champion

450-680-3040 lsommer@swlauriersb.qc.ca or hsiokas@swlauriersb.qc.ca

Terry Fox Elementary School Leadership Club is collecting shoes to help Shoe Bank Canada put shoes on Canadians in need.

Laval, Quebec (February 5, 2018): Attention anyone with a closet: Those shoes you no longer use are desperately needed to help put shoes on Canadians in need.

That’s the message being delivered by Terry Fox Elementary School Leadership Club, which has launched a drive to collect 400 shoes to help the poor. Used and new shoes can be dropped off at Terry Fox Elementary School at 900 des Lacasse, Laval, H7K 3V9.

The shoes that The Leadership Club collects will be delivered to Shoe Bank Canada, a not-for-profit social enterprise committed to ensuring that no Canadian should want for a decent pair of shoes. The organization has distributed more than 40,000 pairs of shoes across Canada to date.


OP Veteran SOUP launch at Laval Senior Academy!

Students are using their Corner Store for good. The store is run by our WOTP program and supported by our Advanced Student Leadership and Learners Without Borders teams.

Every soup sold raises funds to provide warm meals to veterans through OPERATION VETERAN every day.

Thank you Dr. Kavanagh and the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.




ASL WINTER SUMMIT for SWLSB student leaders:

Live performances by recording artist and alumni APO!

"The Advanced Student Leadership (ASL) program has been a part of me for the last number of years. The program has been a very important part of my personal and professional life.

As a Human Resources professional part of my responsibilities is interviewing candidates for vacant positions. At times, the need of the organization is to find eager, bright and talented young leaders that will learn, develop and grow. These candidates arise from their successful completion of post-secondary education and are generally graduates from the private-sector secondary school system.

The ASL program at Laval Senior Academy (LSA) directly competes with these private-sector schools and in many cases surpasses them. The life-skills that the ASL Alumni have gained provide them with an upper hand in the very competitive post-secondary education system.

In my private life, I have been a parent-volunteer to this program while my daughter attended LSA (Laval Liberty High School at that time) and even though my daughter graduated a few years ago, I remained part of the ASL family but now as a Consultant/Mentor. The life experiences that I have been exposed to though my association with the ASL is beyond words. To be able to be part of a family of so many great individuals with a common thread (developing our youth to become exceptional leaders) has been, and continues to be, an incredible feeling of accomplishment. I am forever grateful to the ASL family."

George Papathanasopoulos

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