About Us

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Our Vision

Christopher Leadership Courses of Canada believes that all people deserve the opportunity to realize their full potential as individuals both in the workplace and in social environments by enhancing their leadership and communication skills, as well as their confidence, through the Christopher Leadership Course (CLC).

Our Purpose

Through our courses, we aim to help students:

  • Improve communication skills by encouraging them to express their ideas and feelings
  • Listen and hear the thoughts and feelings of others
  • Realize their unique talents while building key skills and self-confidence
  • Develop leadership skills by promoting and supporting the well-being of self and others through a spirit of respect, understanding, cooperation, and mutual support

Our History

The first Christopher Leadership Course in Canada was held in Windsor, Ontario in 1953. Courses have been offered continuously since that date. CLC courses have spread across the country and across the Pacific to Korea and China. Christopher Leadership Courses are currently offered in five provinces in Canada. Each year, many Canadians join the ranks of CLC’s successful graduates. For a list of our CLC locations in Canada, please click here.

Our Instructors

CLC courses are taught by dedicated teams of qualified volunteer instructors. All instructors are graduates of the course and they have undertaken to pass on to others the knowledge and skills they learned from the course. They receive ongoing training to hone their skills, making it possible to deliver programs which are sensitive in their approach and time-proven in their effectiveness. As a non-profit organization, the Christopher Leadership Courses of Canada offers the course at an affordable fee to cover only the cost of materials and administration.

The Lumen Institute Board of Directors

The Lumen Institute, governing body for the Christopher Leadership Courses of Canada, is a Canadian non-profit organization that teaches courses in effective speaking for the purpose of developing confidence, leadership ability and communication skills in each participant.

THE LUMEN INSTITUTE

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS for the year 2018/2019

 

Executive Committee

President
Marcel Soucy
(613) 298-9248
Vice President
Regina Antonio
(647) 641-1228
Past President
Tom O’Neill
(403) 507-1583
Executive Secretary
Matthew Rennick
Executive Treasurer
Laurence Tyler

 

Directors

Ron Green
Lynn Eremondi
Charles Graves
Paul Verdin

 

Board Appointments

Supplies Officer: Greg Beauchamp (705) 721-9415

Website Coordinator: Dave Scott (519) 274-5738

News

  • Christopher Spirit

    Christopher Spirit

    At the AGM in Burlington, Regina led us in workshop on engaging & better communicating with instructors. Here are some of the results:Read More »
  • Taking “Uniqueness” to a Whole New Level

    Taking “Uniqueness” to a Whole New Level

    Taking “Uniqueness” to a Whole New Level   Soon after wrapping up our 2018 Winter classes, Durham-Toronto took a poll and found that a number of instructors were interested in taking the Advanced Christopher Leadership Course (CLC2). We ran a 7-week course exclusively for CLC1 instructors from May 17 to …Read More »
  • Lumen AGM 2018

    Lumen AGM 2018

    Our 2018 Lumen AGM is being held on the weekend of November 2 – 4 at the Waterfront Hotel in Burlington, Ontario. This is the same location as last year’s successful event.   As those of us who have previously attended one of these events, a Lumen AGM is much …Read More »
  • 50th Anniversary Rhododendron in Halifax

    50th Anniversary Rhododendron in Halifax

    Winnie Mills has sent some photos of the Rhododendron planted to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Christopher Leadership Course in Canada. It was planted in Halifax, NS.Read More »
  • Lumen Spring Board Meeting

    Lumen Spring Board Meeting

    The Lumen Board will be meeting Friday, April 13 to Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the Nav Centre  in Cornwall, Ontario. Please contact any board member if you have any business you would like them to discuss. Contact Board Read More »

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