SERVICE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM - KEY CLUB
Kiwanis programs for youth help to create the next generation of community leaders. Key Club, the world's oldest and largest service organization for high school students, encourages leadership development through service to others.
The Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma, Toronto chartered the first Key Club in 1998 at Parkdale Collegiate Institute. This was the beginning of our Service Leadership Program. Since then, three other Key Clubs have been chartered at Harbord Collegiate Institute, Upper Canada College and York Memorial Collegiate Institute. We dedicate funds to support initiatives in our Service Leadership Program: the Divisional Leadership Training Conference, Key Leader, Key Club District Conference and an expanding number of Key Club Scholarships.
The Key Club Divisional Leadership Training Conference is organized by the Division Lieutenant Governor for members from the 10 Key Clubs in the GTA. Sharing successes and tips for running meetings and fundraisers and volunteer activities help strengthen Key Clubs and motivate members to contribute to school and community.
Key Leader is a weekend program at the Circle Square Ranch in Brantford, focussing on service leadership. Students learn that leadership comes with helping others succeed. Through discussions, group work and team-building activities, participants learn skills to improve their schools and community, have fun and make friends.
Every year, we subsidize Key Club members to attend the Eastern Canada District Key Club Convention. Students are offered the opportunity to expand their knowledge of Key Club, interact with others from across Eastern Canada, and experience another Canadian city.