Together Navigating Tomorrow

The 4th Annual Ontario Student Leadership Spring Conference

Until the Conference!

Meet the Speakers

Check out our 2018 Ontario Student Leadership Spring Conference Speakers below

Keynote Speakers

Each year, OSLC Spring chooses 2 Keynote Speakers that will give a presentation to the entire conference during a general session. These presentations set the overall tone and context at the conference.
Orlando Bowen Profile

Orlando Bowen Orlando Bowen’s mission is to inspire people to be GameChangers in the lives of others. GameChangers influence the path, perspective or possibilities for others and inspire people to see beyond…  Read More

Peter Katz

Peter Katz Peter Katz is a JUNO Award, Canadian Screen Award and 2-time Canadian Folk Music Award-nominated singer-songwriter who has spent the past 10+ years touring nationally…  Read More

Advisor Workshop Presenter

Workshops are not just for the students that attend OSLC Spring. We also offer workshops for the advisors that attend as well.

Stu Headshot

Stu Saunders Since 1991 Stu has been traveling North America delivering inspirational and hilarious speeches to over 2 million people in every province, the Yukon, across Europe and over 40 American states. In 2005, Stu was awarded the Canadian Leader of Distinction award recognizing him for his contributions to youth leadership in Canada  Read More

Dave Headshot

Dave Conlon was an activity director at the secondary school level for over 26 years. He has chaperoned over 120 dances and knows how to get a cow into the principal’s office. He is the Program Director for the Canadian Student Leadership Association (CSLA), prepares national newsletters… Read More

Student Workshop Speakers

Workshop presenters will design a 60 minute program for emerging leaders, current leaders and/or graduating leaders. They have the opportunity to impact developing student leaders by sharing their skills and knowledge. Students will leave the workshops feeling informed, inspired, entertained and energized.


Andy Thibodeau Andy Thibodeau was called “Mr. School Spirit” by King’s at Western University when they named him alumni of the year in 2014. This passion for leadership and school spirit started in elementary school when Andy successfully ran for student council Vice President  Read More


Ian Tyson Since 1989, Ian Tyson has been entertaining and motivating students as a professional speaker across North America. An award winning comedian, Ian’s talks combine humorous anecdotes ranging from childhood to high school and beyond, with touching stories about making a difference  Read More


Karen Kettle Karen Kettle is passionate about the power of student-led leadership programs. She was a founding member of the Eastdale Eagles Leadership Camp that has been running strongly for over 20 years. Karen was the staff advisor for the Port Perry Rebels Leadership Camp for a decade  Read More

Riley McMullen

Riley McMullen Riley McMullen, who bears a striking resemblance to Bilbo Baggins, has been involved in student leadership since 1990. He served as… Read More

Joel Hilchey

Joel HilcheyLeadership expert Joel Hilchey is the founder of The Beanstalk Project, an organization offering schools and communities creative, project-based programs… Read More


Evolution DJ Evolution DJ is a collective of highly experienced DJs from across the GTA. Not only are they great at getting the crowd moving, they provide you with a vivid light and booming sound experience from start to finish  Read More


Bob Kline Bob discovered his passion for leadership when he co-founded his school’s grade nine orientation and mentorship program; a co-worker asked for help at a staff meeting and he stepped forward  Read More



Canadian Cancer Society The Relay For Life Youth Program has been an integral part of the Canadian Cancer Society’s youth engagement strategy since 2002. Relay For Life is a celebration of cancer survival, a tribute to loved ones who have fought it, and an event full of fun, friendship and fundraising to fight back against cancer  Read More



Nick Foley Nick Foley is the founder of Celebrate the Hero and Move for Inclusion. Both are initiatives that motivate and empower people of all ages to make a difference by propagating good through action Nick has had the privilege of speaking all over North America  Read More



Cody Deaner Cody’s story involves overcoming adversity, setting goals, striving to be a positive influence, and putting in the work in order to achieve your dreams. Since a very young age, Cody dared to dream BIG  Read More



Cory Chadwick Cory Chadwick is the founder of The Personal Greatness Project, helping teenagers realize their potential as confident, resilient, self-empowered leaders, and thrive as their greatest authentic selves… Read More



Amy Tepperman After an 8 year career making children’s cartoons, and teaching digital animation at Centennial College, Amy began to get an inkling that this was not the industry she was going to grow old in… Read More



Scott Hammell Scott Hammell has been entertaining professionally since 1998. In the eighteen years since, the four-time Guinness World Record holder has hung upside down from a hot air balloon while locked in a straitjacket and chains (World’s Highest Suspension Straitjacket Escape) for a feature spot on the season premier of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not… Read More



Katie Gingerich Katie Gingerich is a social innovator and peace educator, and gets excited when the worlds of innovation and peace collide. She is the founder and director of The Ripple Effect Education, a start-up initiative that develops and facilitates conflict resolution and social justice programs for youth ages 6-18… Read More


Ashley Baer Ash Baer has been working with student leaders for the past six years. She has a strong passion of working with students to create more positivity and authentic experiences. In 2016 she was recognized with the Ron and Mickey Johnstone Youth Leadership award  Read More