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.


MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS for the year 2019/2020


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 (506) 455-1453
Executive Treasurer Lynn Eremondi (306) 220-3660
Directors  Ron Green  (506) 476-0490
  Charles Graves (506) 757-8644
  Paul Verdin  
  Colleen Gnyp (306) 343-7778

Board Appointments

Supplies Officer: Greg Beauchamp (705) 721-9415

Website Coordinator: Dave Scott (519) 274-5738

Committee Chair  
Nominating Tom O’Neill  
By-Laws, Standing Rules, Guidelines Tom O’Neill  
Financial Planning Regina Antonio  
AGM Planning Liaison Regina Antonio  
Instructor Facilitator Ron Green  
CLC1 Ron Green  
CLC2 Charles Graves  
APC Paul Verdin  
EMC Charles Graves  
Membership Colleen Gnyp  
Spiritual Direction Colleen Gnyp  
Illumenator Paul Verdin  
Promotions & Communications Charles Graves  

Lumen Committee Members 2019-2020


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