Atlantic Canada Student Leadership Conference

Each year, Global Brigades hosts a Student Leadership Conference for Global Brigades volunteers in Atlantic Canada to share best practices, meet with staff to discuss programs and gather with other passionate leaders.

January 11, 2020 | Wolfville, NS

The 8th annual Atlantic Canada SLC will take place on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Acadia University.

This year’s conference will bring together Global Brigades leaders, staff and board members from across Atlantic Canada to engage in a day filled with leadership training, presentations, breakout sessions and discussions. Throughout the day we will focus on developing your role as a leader within Global Brigades, understanding sustainable development, discussing ethical volunteering, sharing best practices, and providing the latest updates from GB.

We are very excited to welcome Global Brigades Panama Executive Director, Pablo Garron. 

With more than 20 years of experience in the field of international development, and a wealth of incredible experience, we are so excited to have Pablo share more  about how we can use the holistic model to break the cycle of poverty and what key role Economic Development plays!

Conference registration costs $20 per participant and the deadline to register for the conference is December 30th, 2019. 

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Conference Details


The 2020 Atlantic Canada Student Leadership Conference will be held at Acadia University. Specific venue and room details TBA.

Transportation & Lodging

Transportation & accommodations should be organized by conference attendees. We are excited to share with you the option to book a room in an Acadia residence building or in a nearby hotel. Details about room bookings will be available in the coming weeks and updated here (please check back).


Global Brigades will provide light breakfast refreshments and a full lunch at Acadia’s campus meal hall for conference attendees. For attendees with allergies or special dietary restrictions, please let us know during registration and we will try our best to accommodate.

Dress Code

Conference dress code is casual- GB attire is always encouraged!


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8:00am Conference Registration
Check-into the conference and get your conference welcome pack
9:00am Conference Welcome
Meet Global Brigades Staff, GB Canada board members, and fellow leaders/volunteers and review conference objectives
9:30am Presentation: GB Past, Present & Future
GB Past, challenges, UN SDGs & Empowered 100
10:00am Presentation: Breaking the Poverty Cycle
Learn more about the cycle of poverty and how the Holistic Model works to break the cycle
10:30am Importance of Monitoring & Evaluation & Holistic Model Breakouts
Explore how Global Brigades monitors and evaluates our organizational impact and learn more about the three core pillars that drive the Empowered 100 initiative (health, WASH & economic development) 
12:00pm Lunch & Networking
Lunch provided by Global Brigades.
1:00pm Presentation: Impact & Updates
Country impact & brigade impact, Greece/Guatemala expansion, donation goal structure & budget breakdown
2:00pm Ethical Volunteering Breakouts
Talk about what it means to make a sustainable impact, shape responsible volunteers and how to use social media to empower
3:00pm Guest Speaker
Details being finalized
3:30pm Chapter Best Practices Breakout
Discuss all things chapter creation, leadership development and how you make your chapters run. 
4:30pm Campus Action Plans
Reflect on all you’ve learned and translate that into concrete action steps
5:00pm Closing Remarks
Final remarks and recognitions

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