GB Canada Virtual Student Leadership Conference

Each year, Global Brigades hosts Canadian leadership conferences for student leaders to share best practices, meet with staff to discuss programs and gather with other passionate leaders. This year due to the COVID-19 pandemic we will be doing the same just virtually!

January 16th & 17th | From your Computer!

The 2021 Virtual GB Canada Student Leadership Conference will take place January 16th & 17th,  virtually anywhere you have internet connection.

The conference will bring together students, staff and volunteers from across Canada to network to discuss important topics with Global Brigades staff and board members. This year’s conference will focus on learning more about Global Brigades, leadership development and fundraising and recruitment, adaptation to the pandemic and sustainability and ethical volunteering. Together we will explore the keys to a successful Brigade and Chapter, learn more about the organization and engage in meaningful discussion about sustainable development work.

Registration for the 2021 GB Canada Virtual Student Leadership Conference is now closed.

This virtual conference is free to attend, but there is a limited number of seats so be sure to check your schedule!

Conference Details


Saturday, January 16th, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm EST Welcome, Introductions, & Networking (1hr)
Welcome and introductions, get to know the other attendees and engage in some networking, ice breaker activities!
1:00pm – 1:45pm EST GB’s Holistic Model, E100, UN SDGs (45 mins) 
Learn more about our organizational model and the three core pillars that drive the Empowered 100 initiative (health, WASH & economic development).
1:45pm – 2:00pm EST Break Time! 
Go get a snack, some water, use the washroom and meet back in 15 minutes.
2:00pm – 2:45pm EST Leadership Development, Fundraising Recruitment and Engagement (45 mins)
Learn more about building up your leadership team, effective communication, how to make the most out of your chapter meetings, and achieve your goals.
2:45pm – 3:30pm EST Sharing Best Practices (45 mins)
After learning about strategies for fundraising, recruitment and leadership we will break into smaller groups to share our best practices and learn from each other!
3:30pm – 4:30pm EST SKY Breath Meditation (1 hr)
An introduction to evidenced-based tools, using the power of your breath and meditation, to relax the mind and increase energy
Sunday, January 17th, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm EST How are we adapting to the pandemic and current events (1hr)
Learn more about the impact that the pandemic has had on our partner communities and how our programs are evolving to be even more sustainable.
1:00pm – 2:30pm EST Perspectives on Programming (1.5hrs)
Learn more about each Global Brigades Program and the community leadership that fuels Sustainable Health Systems, Economic Development, and Water and Sanitation Infrastructure.
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm EST Break Time! 
Go get a snack, some water, use the washroom and meet back in 15 minutes.
2:45pm – 4:00pm EST Sustainability & Ethical Volunteering (1 hour. 15 mins)
Gain an understanding of the historical context of volunteering abroad, the common critiques of international volunteer efforts, and how to adopt and ethical mindset on your brigade.
4:00pm – 4:30pm EST Goal Setting (30 mins)
Finish off the conference with a short session on goal setting and planning for the future of GB at your school!


Registration for the 2021 GB Canada Virtual SLC is now closed!


You can join the Virtual GB Canada Student Leadership Conference from anywhere! All you need is an internet connection, notebook and open mind!

Dress Code

Conference dress code is casual.

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