Canadore College and WE Leadership Program

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Canadore College and WE are excited to announce their third year of partnership which creates a learning community focused on supporting leadership development both on campus and within the local and regional communities. The leadership program brings students together from different cultures and empowers them to become better local and regional citizens. We are currently seeking students that would like to participate in the leadership program for the 2020.21 academic year. The application period is from November 2, 2019 – April 17, 2020. Please click here to apply.


WE brings over a decade of successful youth development experience to our programs which incorporate a variety of social justice themes to facilitate development of leadership skills and global competencies including critical thinking, reflection, argument formation and action planning.



You will participate in simulations, team challenges and discussions to discover new information and different perspectives. This process is defined in our Theory of Change, and it applies three key focal points to guide participants in the exploration of leadership development, social justice education, and civic duty. The focal points are: issue education, skill development and action planning.



  • Improve participants’ leadership skills to become active agents of change within campus and broader community
  • Develop campus-and-community development action plans and create positive change
  • Develop student leadership capacity
  • Canadore College has been working closely with WE to develop custom modules and case studies for the program that are reflective of Canada’s diverse cultures, traditions and knowledge, and will cover additional themes like anti-bullying, creating a caring and positive campus culture, active citizenship and more.


ME to WE’s programming is delivered by a team of passionate individuals who are committed to empowering young adults to make a difference in their local and regional communities.

Eleisha Collins - Senior Leader

Meet Eleisha from Barrie.  Eleisha is studying Respiratory Therapy after starting her studies in Nursing for a few years. Wanting to stay in the health field, Eleisha discovered respiratory therapy and found a growing interest for the program. Choosing where to studying was a quick decision once she visited Canadore, “the second I stepped foot in here I felt at home. Everyone was so welcoming and supportive; I knew right away that I wanted to be a part of that environment!” Eleisha has past experience with the Me to We program, “I was part of Me to We last year and I had a blast. I wanted to be a senior leader this year because I wanted to support others as they reach their goal. As a senior leader we have the opportunity to be involved in all groups.” Eleisha hopes to be a role model for the leaders.

Brad Laughlin - Senior Leader

Meet Bradley from Bracebridge. Originally, Brad came to Canadore because it was close to home but, “after being at Canadore for a year, I noticed there is much more to learn and take in from the college and the community. So, staying at Canadore opened up more opportunities for me.” Brad is currently studying in the Business program so “I can open my own business. I have been working most of my life and I wanted to build my own business from the ground up.” Brad became a part of the WE Leadership group because, “we can work together to let our voices be heard and create change through our groups.”

Josée Lefebvre - WE Canadore Student Assistant

Meet Josée from Astorville. Josée is studying in the Dental Hygiene program and came to study at Canadore because of the city and the people here. Josée had previously been involved with the WE group, “I think it is important to make a positive impact on one’s community. I’ve previously been involved with WE and really align with what they stand for!” Through the WE Leadership program, “I would like to make a positive impact in any way I can.”

Kaitlynn Canning

Meet Kaitlynn who was born in Nova Scotia and then raised in Wasaga Beach. Kaitlynn graduated from the Social Service Worker program and is now studying in the Mental Health and Addictions program. Kaitlynn chose to study here because, “Canadore cares so much about the wellbeing of their students and their community,” and says that, “I am most definitely a bleeding heart and have always been empathetic for all people and their community.” They became a part of the WE Leadership program to make an impactful change. Kaitlynn hopes to learn more about how to help the community and ways to fill in the gaps that will contribute to aid the community.

Brandon Dadd

Clint Gore

Meet Clint from Hailebury. Clint became a part of the WE Leadership group, “to help make a change and develop myself as a person.” Clint hopes to get involved more with the WE Leadership group.

Kenzie Halliday

Meet Kenzie from Pembroke.  They came to Canadore because of the atmosphere and the welcoming/supportive environment. “The Practical Nursing program here is highly sought out for and I always heard great things about the program. Once I first seen Canadore I was sold right from the start and knew this was the place for me to be.” Kenzie became part of the WE Leadership program to “help take action into something I am so passionate about, which is to help others and my community out.”

Cory Hobbs

Meet Cory from Kemptville. Cory came to Canadore to, “study in a place with a touch of nature and with the accessibility of a city.” Cory is currently studying Social Service Worker to make an impact and help others. Cory joined the WE Leadership group to, “create a difference within our community” and hopes to achieve personal growth and leadership skills through WE Leadership.

Michelle Lachance

Meet Michelle from Chalk River. Michelle came to Canadore to study Biotechnology “there are many colleges that offer Biotechnology, although none of them kept me up at night continuously looking at the website, and dreaming of what my future life could be.” Michelle joined the WE Leadership Group “to learn new things, and to make a difference.”

Amanda Marsellus

Meet Amanda from Whitby. Amanda is currently studying in the Social Service Worker program because “everyone needs someone to be there for them on the good and bad days. I want to be that person for people.” Amanda wanted to joint he WE Leadership program because “I want to make a change in this world because nothing is going to change if I’m just sitting doing nothing everyday.” Through the WE Leadership program, Amanda hopes to “get the message across that it doesn't matter who you are you are still able to help the world become a better place.”

Zoe Prest

Meet Zoe from Elliot Lake. Zoey has previously studied in Mental Health and Addictions and then decided to continue their studies in Social Service Worker. When choosing to study here, “Canadore had the best reputation for my programs and some of the best opportunities to gain experience and relevant training.” Zoey became a part of the WE Leadership program because, “It’s a great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals who want to create positive change in our school and surrounding community.” Through the WE Leadership program, “I want to show others that even a small group of people can make a positive change and I want to leave a better environment for the students who follow.”

Janna Rose

Meet Janna who was born in Toronto and then moved to Mattawa. Janna came to Canadore because it is close to family and their hometown. Janna is currently studying in the Social Service Worker program to help others and, “to share my knowledge that life does get better, but you just need to keep fighting for it and prove to yourself and others wrong.”  Janna became a part of the WE Leadership group to help others and to make a difference in the world, even if it is doing something simple. They like hearing people’s stories and want to hopefully make an impact in someone’s life. Through the WE Leadership program, “I hope to help someone see that by doing a simple good deed you can make an impact.”

Jaden Roy

Meet Jaden from New Liskeard. Jaden came to Canadore because it is close to home and they were already familiar with North Bay. Jaden is studying Business Administration because, “I have always been a self-starter and want to be my own boss.” Jaden saw what the WE Leadership group did last year and, “I wanted to take part in it and make a difference. I wanted to make friends, be a part of the community, and make a positive change.”

Curtis Tilbury

Meet Curtis from London. Curtis spent summers in Northern Ontario growing up which lead to the decision of studying here at Canadore for post-secondary. As a student in the Business program, Curtis hopes to become a leading in the workplace to promote a work culture that will provide success to people! Being a part of the WE Leadership group was an easy decision for Curtis, “I have always had a passion on student involvement within the college and the community. Being part of the WE Leadership group allows me to develop myself as a leader while promoting change within the community.” Through the WE Leadership program, “I hope to develop strong relationships with everyone in the college and community.”

Austin Tverdal

Abbie Verch

Meet Abbie from Eganville.  Abbie decided to come to Canadore because of the small town environment that North Bay has. Abbie is studying Recreation Therapy because, “I love people and helping in any way I can! Recreation Therapy is the best of both those things.” The reason for joining the WE Leadership was, “to be a part of this group honestly just to learn how I could help more!” Through the WE Leadership program, “I hope to achieve fulfilling the goals my group sets!”

Nathan Williams

Meet Nathan from Brampton. Nathan is part of the varsity basketball team and is studying General Arts and Science. They came to Canadore for the athletic opportunities and for the pathways to further their education. Nathan became a part of the WE Leadership group to help others and to positively make a change or impact in as many lives as they can. Through the WE Leadership program, “I hope to learn new tactics to be a positive leader and influence people.”

Stay Tuned. We are in the processing of recruiting our Me to WE Canadore Leaders.

WE LeadershipAlumni

  • Tessa Alyman (2017.18)
  • Isabelle Amyotte (2018.19)
  • Bridget Anca (2017.18, 2018.19)
  • Allison Armstrong (2017.18)
  • Emily Ayotte (2017.18)
  • Trevor Beard (2017.18)
  • Sylvie Beaulne (2017.18)
  • Heather Bonney (2018.19)
  • Nick Chaisson (2017.18)
  • Julia Champoux (2018.19)
  • Robin Chokomolin (2017.18)
  • Eleisha Collins (2018.19)
  • John Cooper (2018)
  • Olivia Doucette (2017.18)
  • Sarah Duquette (2018.19)
  • Amanda Gambell (2017.18)
  • Tiffaney Ganci (2018.19)
  • Brianna Gardner (2018.19)
  • Kathleen Garvey (2017.18)
  • Mikaela Goertz (2018.19)
  • Jason Harris (2017.18)
  • Tori Hawke (2018.19)
  • D'Shawn Johnson (2018.19)
  • Shawn Jones Jr. – Senior Leader (2017.18, 2018.19)
  • Bradley Laughlin (2018.19)
  • Josee Lefebvre – Senior Leader, WE Canadore Outstanding Senior Leader Award (2017.18, 2018.19)
  • Justin Leybourne (2018.19)
  • Madie Mancini – Senior Leader, WE Canadore Outstanding Participation Award (2017.18, 2018.19)
  • Ryan Mason (2017.18)
  • Molly McNamara (2018)
  • Toddrick Metzger (2017.18)
  • Sharmarke Mohamed (2018.19)
  • Sarah Moyer (2018.19)
  • Conor Nesbitt – WE Canadore Outstanding Leader Award (2018.19)
  • Adele Orr (2017.18)
  • Jaclyn Paddison (2017.18)
  • Zoe Prest (2017.18)
  • Shane Pringle (2018.19)
  • Angela Proudfoot – Senior Leader (2017.18, 2018.19)
  • Mark Reed - WE Canadore Outstanding Leader Award (2017.18)
  • Jenny Smith (2018)
  • Chantel St. Amour - WE Canadore Outstanding Leader Award (2017.18) 
  • Dorwin Strang (2018.19)
  • Ursula Ullrich (2018.19)
  • Alia Woodward (2017.18)