Lead Like A Girl Conference
COVID - 19 Important Conference Update
In response to the advice from Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Elmwood has made the decision to close the school from March 14 to April 5. In light of this, we will also cancel the upcoming Lead Like A Girl Conference scheduled for March 27, 2020. We will consider rescheduling this event for a future date, once the school reopens and we have the opportunity to discuss important details.
We regret the disruption that this cancellation may cause, but we thank you in advance for your understanding and support in ensuring that our community remains healthy and safe during this rapidly-changing situation.
Wishing you and your school continued good health in the coming weeks.
The theme of this year’s Lead Like a Girl Conference is "Environmental Sustainability and Consciousness". The conference will focus on enhancing leadership in sustainable practices and exploring leadership roles in related fields. Our goal through incorporating this particular theme is to provide the students with a specialized set of leadership skills and inspire initiatives to better equip girls to become agents of change in their own communities.
2020 Keynote Speaker
2020 Schedule of Events
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. School Arrivals (Schools are responsible for their own transportation.)
9:15 a.m. Keynote Address: Autumn Peltier
10:00 a.m. First Workshop (50 min)
11:00 a.m. Second Workshop (50 min)
12:00 p.m. Lunch (Lunch and all snacks are provided.)
1:00 p.m. Third Workshop (50 min)
2:00 p.m. Fourth Workshop (50 min)
3:15 p.m. End of Conference Wrap Up
3:30 p.m. School Departures
The workshops will focus on different areas of environmental sustainability such as the arts, farming,
and entrepreneurship and they will be run by experts in those fields including:
Ian Walker, owner of Mariposa Farms, will be teaching the students about organic/sustainable farming
and have the girls experience farming through a hands-on approach.
Diane Gribbin, an artist with a masters degree in environmental science sustainability, will lead the students
through an up-cycled art project to learn about recycling and reusing materials.
Youth Climate Lab founders, Ana Gonzalez Guerrero and Dominique Souris, will be talking to the girls
about how they can become agents of change in their own communities and about using their leadership skills.
Workshop schedule and presenters are subject to change. Updates will be posted to this page