Leaders Wanted

Our Impact

Our Team

As a Leadership Waterloo Region alumna (02), I am both honoured and excited to be leading the team as CEO. We’re standing at a precipice - one of change and opportunity. When we spoke to our friends, alumni and partners as a part of our evaluation in 2017, we heard the message loud and clear. We’re responding. We’re digging deep to re-engage with all members of our community to be a relevant catalyst for community change. We have work to do to ignite our impact, working collaboratively to support other local social profits as they tackle some of Waterloo Region’s biggest challenges. But, with our revitalized team, vision, look and approach to programming, we are well on our way to seeing those changes come to life.


Our Programs

The Community Leadership Development Program is at the Core of what we do. That’s why we call it the Core Program.  It is designed to achieve our main objective: to ignite rising leaders to make positive change in Waterloo Region. How do we do that? We encourage, empower, enable and equip participants through practical and experiential learning opportunities.

Over the past year staff, partners and volunteers have overhauled the Core Program to maximize the impact on our participants and on our community.

Core ProgramLeadership Days

In the News

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February 28, 2020

Leadership Breakfast Tickets now available!

Join us for the 2020 Annual Leadership Breakfast on May 8, 2020. The morning will feature a keynote learning session on emotional intelligence with Jackie Lauer!

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February 13, 2020

Now Recruiting

Are you interested in becoming a catalyst for community change? Do you want to grow your leadership skills and network with like-minded people? Then you should apply for our Community Leadership Development Program. Join a network of 433 talented and skills leaders who have taken the journey through the Core Program and are now assets to our community!

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Why I choose to give back through LWR

Since Waterloo Region is a dynamic, nurturing community – we’ve raised our family and based our business here. Leadership development has also been a lifelong mission. I am delighted to combine both in supporting the vital community building work of Leadership Waterloo Region as they building our leaders of tomorrow.

- Jim Clemmer, President, The Clemmer Group and Leadership Expert

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