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Leadership Skills Training for Youth



​1 Herrick Street​
Sault Ste. Marie, ON 
P6A 2T5, Canada

Telephone: 705.450.4483
Open Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

What is the Leadership Skills Training for Youth Program?

The Leadership Skills Training for Youth started as a 12-week program with Saturday morning sessions. The program started January 16, 2016. Training is provided by exceptional guest speakers and experienced leaders. This program enhances what is currently offered through the education, social and governmental systems. 

This October, the leadership skills program will offer 8-weeks of training that will be led by Frank S. Sarlo (Chairman of the Board of Directors), who has a PhD in Philosophy, and Christina Coutu (Executive Director), who studied business at Sault College and marketing at Lake Superior State University

"What we're trying to do is teach youth leadership skills so they can go into the community, take on some of these leadership roles at various organizations, such as Canadian Cancer Society and United Way, and be able to do some good works projects, Rob Prouse saw the importance of this program and donated funds to the Centre so we could meet our expectations." Christina Coutu

Who can participate?

Participants must: 

Be between 17-29 years of age

A current student or graduate of University and/or College. 

Who can be Guest speakers:

Experienced Leaders


Ground Breaking Achievers 

Youth Leaders in the Community

Guest Speakers to date:

MP Terry Sheehan 

Mayor Christian Provenzano

Chief of Police Robert A. Keetch 

Monique Rollin

Frank S. Sarlo

Christina Coutu 

Brenda Kurczak

Mark Lepore

Matt Trainor

Norm Jaehrling

Donna Hilsinger

Zoltan Kovacs

What are the benefits of Leadership Program?

Practical, applied knowledge with a hands-on project component
Certificate of Achievement with specialized training to add to your resume 
Opportunities to meet key industry and community leaders.

The Centre is now accepting applications for the third leadership program taking place in fall 2017. 

For more information on participating in the Leadership Skills for Youth Program or if interested in becoming a guest speaker please contact the Centre. You can also contact Brenda Kurczak chair of the leadership committee, by e-mail at