Key Leader

"At Key Leader, I got the chance to meet like-minded individuals passionate about serving their communities."

Key Leader is a wonderful program designed to inspire today’s young leaders. This life-changing event focuses on service leadership as the first, most meaningful leadership development experience. You will learn the most important lesson of leadership— leadership comes from helping others succeed. One weekend at this event will teach you everything you need to know about how to be a Key Leader!

Participation in the program begins with attending a Key Leader conference, which is a weekend retreat. A line-up of workshops, lectures and team building activities takes place over the course of the weekend. An opportunity to learn skills that can be taken back to the school community is an essential element of the program! Key Leader is truly amazing and help build your leadership skills and have fun with friends you have and friends will you definitely make.

"Up until then, I didn’t realize the impact that high school students could make, if you only got them to work together!"

How to Register?

Before registering each student must have a sponsor who will pay for their registration fee, this typically is a local Kiwanis club. If you are not sponsored, please contact your local Kiwanis club to seek their support before continuing.

In 2018 the registration process for the Key Leader program went from a Kiwanis International run process to one run by each District. Therefore, you can no longer register online at the Key Leader website:

Instead you must still go to the Key Leader website:, find the Key Leader camp in Eastern Canada that you wish to attend, and click on the REGISTER link. You will then be taken to the appropriate Key Leader camp page on the EC&C District website:

Finally, you will be instructed to email the site coordinator of your chosen Key Leader camp who will in turn send you a registration form to complete. Once registration is completed you will be sent a confirmation and more info on the camp.

Note that each camp sets its own registration fees and these will vary from camp to camp.

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For information please contact 
Sheila Donald 
Key Leader Coordinator
ECC District of Kiwanis International