Apply for the Core Program

Now Accepting Applications for the Class of 2023!

Thank you for your interest in Leadership Waterloo Region’s Community Leadership Development (Core) Program.

Before You Apply

It is strongly suggested that before you submit your application, that you speak with our CEO Diane Wiles. Diane can answer your questions not covered online, give you an in depth perspective of the program and find out a bit more about you and why you want to apply. You can contact Diane directly via e-mail, or by phone at: 519-742-7338.

To help you plan out your application responses, we have developed a Core Program Application Resource for you to use! 

Please ensure you have read and noted the program dates for 2022-2023 and consulted your employer to ensure they are supporting your application and need for time to attend Leadership Days. Failure to attend the sessions could result in your inability to graduate from the program. 


Ready to Apply?

When you are ready to apply, please be sure to have all required documentation ready and labelled appropriately (with your full name):

    • Resume
    • Letter of Support
    • Employer Commitment Declaration (download here)

Are you an employer with multiple program applicants? Download the Employer Commitment Declaration form for multiple applicants here.

NOTE: A non-refundable application fee of $100 is due at time of submission. Please contact Norma Pivotto to arrange payment.


Apply Online Today!

Our Core Program and Bursary applications must be completed online via Google Forms. 

Note:  You will need to be able to sign into Google before completing your application to allow you to go back and adjust your application after you submit. To do this, you will need to have a pre-existing Google account, or create a new one either via a Gmail address or one set up with a personal or work email. For more information on this, visit this Google Help Page.

Please be sure to complete the online application form with attachments by June 12th, 2022.

If you have any questions or challenges with your application, please contact Bethan Llewellyn.

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