General Information About CSLA
The Canadian Student Leadership Association (CSLA formerly the Canadian Association of Student Activity Advisors) is made up of junior and senior high school student advisors. CSLA is a registered not-for-profit educational association in Canada.
The Canadian Student Leadership Association also provides help for those advisors who are seeking assistance, ideas, and resources so that they can become more effective in their responsibilities. One ongoing form of support is the CSLA newsletter, Above and Beyond. The newsletter is sent free of charge, three times a year to over 3350 schools across Canada.
A CSLA membership allows a school or advisor to attend the national conference, receive discounts on the purchase of CSLA resources, and obtain discounts from certain companies. One of the benefits of membership is the CSLA e-letter which is sent monthly. Advisors receive information and resources in the form of a pdf attachment.
The CSLA website, the first student leadership site on the Internet, continues to provide a vibrant forum for advisors and students to share and find ideas and information about student leadership and activities.
Mission and Goals
The mission is to promote and develop student leadership and activities within Canadian high schools. Our goals are to:
- facilitate the professional growth of Student Leadership Advisors by helping equip them with the resources, ideas, and support to become effective trainers of student leaders
- to encourage across Canada the sharing and exchange of ideas pertaining to student activities
- to support the organization and growth of provincial associations of Student Leadership Advisors, and
- to promote actively the concept of student leadership.
Governing Structure of the Association
The Association is run by a Board of Directors which consists of a four-member Executive, a director from each province and territory of Canada, a director-at-large to represent the francophone community, an Executive Director and a publication and communication representative.
The Board of Directors holds two meetings a year, once during the annual Canadian Student Leadership Conference (CSLC) and once during the spring.
At the April 1993 meeting of the Board held in Winnipeg, the Board appointed its first Executive Director. A job description was established for this position. The Executive Director is expected to work closely with the President of the Board to handle the day-to-day affairs of the Association.