A video from Jean Vanier plays to open up the conference.
“We’re different in many exterior ways, but we’re all children of God.” -Jean Vanier
Joanne Newton from the Dufferin Peel board leads the opening prayer, and the procession of the Provincial flags.
Welcome From Emcee’s
The student trustees, give a warm welcome to everyone that attended the conference.
Eddie Robinson represents the Anishinaabe community as the leader. He performs several songs with his drum and looks through politics with a native perspective.
Chris Bray – Keynote
Chris Bray the keynote speaker shares and expresses the importance of God in our lives. He performs several of his songs that have a significant backstory in his life.
Student leaders then broke up into groups to debrief about Chris Bray’s keynote and to discuss the importance of leadership in their schools.
Featured Speaker Sessions
WE- Spencer West
Spencer West a representative from WE, shares his story and overcoming the impossible. He shares his accomplishments as being ranked as the top key note speaker, climbing a mountain and publishing several books.
Representatives from L’arche – School of the heart, performs several skits and dances to the audience. In which they also share that “We are called to be messengers of God.”
No big things, but 1000 little ways – L’arche
D&P (Development & Peace)
D&P’s states that women are excessively excluded from the process of building peace and that there has to be a change. As to why D&P has taken the initiative in starting a poster campaign to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
L’arche – The Spirit Movers
The Spirit Movers from L’arche share a powerful and moving performance.
Farewell From Emcees
The Emcees takes the time to thank everyone for participating in the conference.
St.Michaels Senior Drum Line
St.Micheal’s senior drum line closes off the conference with several arrangements and popular covers that got the audience dancing.