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HOBY Canada Programs

3 Day Seminar

Every May, HOBY Western Ontario holds a 3-day leadership seminar to bring together Grade 10 leaders from local high schools and community groups. Student ambassadors participate in leadership & team-building activities, hear from inspiring keynote speakers, and actively engage in community service projects. This high-energy conference allows students to develop their own personal leadership style while making lifelong friendships in a fun and inclusive environment.

Community Leadership Workshops

HOBY's CLeWs are turbo-charged, nationwide events! Our rockstar volunteers from local businesses, civic groups, and HOBY alumni put on these awesome six- to eight-hour programs for 30 to 50 high school grade 10s. It's leadership growth on steroids, happening year-round at your local school or community centre!


My time at HOBY has been one of the most life-changing experiences of my life. From the moment I received my acceptance letter, It made me feel like I was good enough. I began my time at HOBY a shut-in, wishing to go home, not participating in anything. I hated everything about being there, and I spoke to nobody. But before long, I was hugging my group mates, crying as I received my “most improved” award. It changed my entire outlook on life, changing me from a quiet, closed-in introvert to a friendly, outgoing LEADER. I even remain in contact with my group members, true connections were formed and lives were changed here.

Ryan, 2023 alumni

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