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

Cost? $0

Why register?

Advanced Student Leadership is a team and by registering you get yourself on to one of the teams as we prepare for camp and all of the other opportunities next year.

ASLeadership teams meet at recess and lunch times.


FOR ASLeadership at


FOR 2018/19!


Advanced Student Leadership (ALS) invests in young people. The ASL program provides training and opportunities that impart knowledge, pursue passions, and transfer responsibilities from adults to emerging leaders for a better world - now! ASLeaders are part of a learning community that is generating positive ripples of hope. ASL serves over 7000 students in Laval, Quebec, Canada.

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

We are building connections to enhance our collective 'leadership IQ', support diverse teams, engage in active volunteerism, and to foster collaborations that transform lives.

On this site you will find:

  • Information ABOUT Advanced Student Leadership, our history in newspapers, on radio, and TV at home and around the world. Meet our partners, and our teams.
  • LIVE events, seminars, conferences and student made videos (just click the event on the Home page to join a live event).
  • Elementary, junior and senior high school working group documents, schedules, projects, field trip forms and events.
  • Model The Way; Information on Mentoring, Citizenship, Volunteerism, Trips and Camps, Alumni.
  • CAMPING & TRIPS; get your bag and come on an ADVENTUROUS LEADERSHIP JOURNEY.
  • Get connected to ASL online! Click and follow the links to our social media accounts and online campaigns.
  • and much, much more...



(click the logo)


When we are live, the link will be posted here and on the 'LIVE Events' page.

Pink In The City

Students are raising funds to open a new HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTRE at the MUHC breast cancer clinic!

Raise Craze is on October 22, 2018


On October 22, 2018 heads will be shaved!

Hair will be cut!

We will stand up in an effort to create a new HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTRE at the breast cancer clinic at the MUHC through Pink In The City.

Schools are invited to bring their grade 6 classes to the MUHC to see and to discover.

  • Meet Lawrence who started Pink In The City when he was in elementary school at Souvenir.
  • Hear from the doctors and the team to learn about breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and healing.
  • Touch the equipment that Pink In The City has purchased for the breast cancer clinic.
  • Discover the new Health and Wellness Centre being planned.
  • See people taking action by having their Hair cut and heads shaved!
  • Learn about what happens to the hair that is donated directly from the wig makers.
  • Eat free waffles!

Be inspired to continue making a difference in your school and community!!

Pink In The City is a student created charity that supports our local breast cancer clinic at Montreal's McGill University Health Centre.

At the MODEL THE WAY HONOURS celebration evening, 200 student leaders attending 7 different schools from grade 4 to grade 11 were honoured for their leadership and volunteerism at Cineplex Colossus.

We are grateful to our partners: Cineplex Colossus, Caisse Desjardins de Chomedey,

our Member of the National Assembly, Mr. Guy Ouellette and from Montreal's Virgin Radio and the Kelly Alexander Show, Kelly Alexander.




SPRING BREAK (March) 2019!

ASLeaders will be a part of a life changing experience as they learn about sustainability, participate in service with our BriBri partners at Akberie school, and live the Pura Vida life!

This trip is open to grade 10 and 11 students.

For more information on how you can join us please email: djohnson@swlauriersb.qc.ca


ASLeaders will explore Disney insights that can help to transform the way that they think about their leadership abilities.

We are going to the Disney Institute to learn from a global leader in

April 2019.

An information meeting will take place when we return to school in the fall for interested 2018/19 grade 8 students at Laval Junior Academy.

PURPOSE of the trip: To expose Advanced Student Leaders to top level leadership and business training and thinking by taking leadership courses at the Disney Institute at Walt Disney World in Florida.

Learning Objectives:

After completing Disney Leadership Strategies, participants will be able to demonstrate leadership skills and the value of effective leadership by doing the following:

  • Articulate 3 distinct leadership styles and the primary strength of each
  • Articulate the relationship between Disney Cast Member excellence, guest satisfaction and business results and its application to the SWLSB school community.
  • Discuss and demonstrate the benefits of employee training and development as a means of creating successful empowerment.
  • Discuss and demonstrate recognition and its value and its application to the SWLSB school community.
  • Articulate the role of communication in developing and implementing business objectives and its application to the SWLSB school community.
  • Demonstrate responsible leadership in service to team members within the SWLSB school community.

Anticipated dates? Late April 2019. It will be a 5 day trip from Thursday night to Monday afternoon.

Cost? We are in the process of confirming.

What is the next step? We will have a student and parent meeting when we return to school.

More info? Get on the 'information list' by clicking here: ADD ME!

Work to receive a leadership and citizenship award from a member of the Royal Family!


BROCHURE - click to download


The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award!

EMAIL: asl@swlsb.ca for more info.


January 2019

Shoe Bank Canada Champion!!

Terry Fox Elementary School's Leadership Club has collected over 300 pairs of shoes to help Shoe Bank Canada put shoes on Canadians in need.

The Leadership Club under the leadership of Ms. Sommer and Ms. Siokas have collected shoes that 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.

Special thanks to Fedex for sponsoring all of the shipping!!

Our ASLeader's Tedx Youth Laval Talks will be available on the TED network this summer and posted here!

Congratulations and great job!


We are creating a small 3D printed, LED light that is programmed to flash ‘Lest We Forget’ in Morse Code to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

The lights will be for any and all Canadians from coast to coast to coast.

Every night the lights will turn on at sunset and turn off at sunrise as they are powered by solar batteries.

See the demo here: https://youtu.be/W7RQklCX5Go

Get involved by emailing here: lestweforgetlight@gmail.com


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.

"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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