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


2019 LLAG Conference Photo Gallery 

2019 Lead Like a Girl Student Planning Committee

Back row: Charlotte P-H., Yunjia H., Jordyn C., Kennedy R. Front row: Maya L., Claire N., Grace G., Somieya K., Mackenzie J., Avril S.

2019 Guest Speakers

Lead Like a Girl: By The Numbers