Model The Way

“Your actions speak so loudly, I can not hear what you are saying.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


Leading by example or leading from the front at home, school, and in the community for the benefit and elevation of others is the central theme of Model The Way.

Model The Way (MTW) is leadership in service. ASLeaders Model The Way by helping members of our community and taking ownership for our environment and well-being in all aspects of our school communities.

"Tell me and I forget.

Teach me and I remember.

Involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin

Citizenship is volunteering in our community that takes place in different formats in different campuses.

Each year students are given the opportunity to give of their time to change the world around them by volunteering in the school and community. In order to do this, the student must choose an activity which stimulates their interest. Citizenship is leadership in service that benefits a person or community, is not for monetary gain, and not for course credit.

At LJA and LSA students can record their hours in their Student Agenda.

The annual MODEL THE WAY HONOURS ceremony at the end of the school year and it is our time to honour the impact that our students are having at home and around the world.

Student Leadership

Community Partnerships

ALUMNI Engagement

Pink In The City is a student created charity that raises funds for our MUHC hospital's breast cancer clinic and donates 100% of what is raised.

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

Students participate in all aspects of the initiative from learning, to doing, to following through as they meet the researchers and doctors directly implicated.

MENTORSHIP - Model The Way in motion

The final phase of ASLeadership training is mentoring.

Mentors work with other leaders and reinvest in the development of the team. Mentors work with elementary school, junior and fellow high school students.

Mentors are also community members and alumni who work with our Phase 5 ASLeaders in grade 11.


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.


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:

Get involved by emailing here:


Learning to lead and stories from the trail.


Students who are interested in STEM careers will have the opportunity to attend an intimate conference with dynamic global leaders at quarterly conferences.

Details and the sign up will be posted through teachers.

In partnership with Insight.

ASLeaders interact with pioneers in their field.

Insights and discussions that connect the classroom to the world stage.


"School is meaningful when you are changing the world."

In 2009 Mrs. Angela Kallianiotis's high school Social Studies classroom started an exceptional project named Learners Without Borders. Students were being taught about the challenges faced by African people, including lack of safe drinking water, no basic shelter and child abuse. As the awareness grew, the students became more interested. Together the teacher and students felt a need to reach out and help these less fortunate people live a better life.

"Learners Without Borders is an educational project that shows how a group of dedicated students is able to transform the world one community at a time."

Students can play an important role in the development of this project by spreading awareness and educating society on the struggles of the African people. Learners Without Borders gives students opportunities to express themselves and their talent, while spreading the word about the project. Students work together at the LSA Corner Store and on a variety of other events, Learners Without Borders has a place for everyone.

AGAPE - Community Support

Student Leadership Clubs


Blood Drive - Community Action

Elementary Playground Leadership Camps

Awareness Campaigns

RSEQ Mini Elementary School Tournaments

Climate Change Action

  • Green Clubs
  • Eliminate plastics from schools

Champion for Shoe Bank Canada

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!!

Supporting Dans la Rue

Jules Verne Elementary's Student Council has been working to support youth in need through the Montreal charity Dans la Rue.

Work to receive an a leadership and citizenship award from a member of the ROYAL FAMILY!

DUKE OF EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL AWARD - Citizenship recognition partner (click to find out more)



Alumni from SWLSB high schools who are interested in helping emerging leaders are invited to come together. We are celebrating and honouring what you are doing now as well as connecting you to the next generation of leaders.