Ottawa Ontario – About Us

About Us

Our Vision
CLC Ottawa 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, CLC Ottawa’s goal is to:

  • Help people develop effective communication skills by encouraging them to express their ideas and feelings
  • Help people listen to and hear the thoughts and feelings of others
  • Help individuals develop and realize their own unique talents by providing them with the opportunity and assistance to build key skills and self-confidence
  • Encourage individuals to develop their 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, and have spread across the country from Vancouver Island to Cape Breton. CLC courses are currently offered in six provinces from coast to coast. Each year, more than 1,000 Canadians join the ranks of CLC’s successful graduates. For a list of our CLC locations in Canada, US, Korea and China please click here.

Our Instructors
CLC courses are taught by dedicated teams of qualified volunteers who have themselves benefited from taking the course and undertaken to pass on to others the skills that they received. CLC course instructors additionally benefit from more advanced on-going training. This important feature — that all CLC instructors are graduates of the program — makes possible programs which are sensitive in their approach, time-proven in their effectiveness and yet affordable. As a non-profit educational organization the fee is only for the cost of materials and administration.

News

  • 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 »
  • Updated CLC Logo

    Updated CLC Logo

    The Lumen Board has adopted a new CLC logo with the tagline “Communicate Effectively”. Each area has also been updated for their own region.Read More »

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