Apply for the Core Program


Thank you for your interest in Leadership Waterloo Region’s community leadership development program.

Apply (see below) today to begin your leadership journey or to take it to the next level.

Be sure to include all required documentation:

  • Completed application form
  • Resume
  • Letter of support
  • Responses to application questions
  • Tuition discount application, if applicable
  • Cheque or credit card information for your application fee ($100)
  • The application deadline for the next program – which begins in September – is May 31st. Applications are accepted year-round. 

Selection Process

We welcome applications from people who demonstrate leadership qualities and are committed to creating a new network of informed and dedicated community leaders.  

Leadership Day dates will be posted shortly. Please note that the Opening and Closing Workshops (September and June) are mandatory, and participants cannot be absent from more than two Leadership Days per year without jeopardizing their standing in the program.

A selection committee will review your application. Eligible candidates will be asked to participate in an interview. All applicants will be notified about their status at least six weeks prior to the program’s September start date. The tuition fee of $4,800 is due on or before the start of the program. 

Submitting your Application

Please submit your completed application and supporting documents by e-mail to Debora Ritchie, Manager, Programs & Alumni Engagement or mail:

Leadership Waterloo Region
Attn: Debora Ritchie
c/o St. Jerome's University/DiscoveryLab
290 Westmount Road North,
Waterloo, ON  N2L 3G3


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