Mindtrust brings together youth leaders to learn, share experiences and support one another in the pursuit of leadership excellence.

Upcoming Programs

YLP-5 (Thursdays, March 10 - April 14, 2022)
The Youth Leadership Program (YLP) is intended for young (17 to 29 years), impact-driven, and demonstrated leaders with an interest in the future of leadership.

Applications Open Now • Register Now

MLDP 2022 (January - March 2022)
The Mindtrust Leadership Development Program (MLDP) has been delivered annually since 2005 for 4th year and Masters-level students in partnership with University of Ottawa, Carleton University and Algonquin College. More than 1,000 young leaders have participated in the program since inception.

Mindtrust Team

Naomi Morisawa De Koven

Director and Chair

Jennifer Francis

Director and Vice Chair

Sonya Shorey

Director and Treasurer

Claude Haw

President and Secretary

Manu Sharma

Strategic Advisor

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We are delighted to welcome two new board members to Mindtrust. Please take a moment to visit their LinkedIn profiles below:

Thusha Agampodi

Edward Matwana
Applications for YLP 5 are now open. Please contact us if you need more information about the upcoming cohort starting on March 10, 2022, or please use the link below to apply to the program.

YLP Application


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