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

Upcoming Programs

YLP-7 is now closed. The next cohort (YLP-8) will run from April to May 2023 and registration will open soon.
The Youth Leadership Program (YLP) is intended for young (16 to 29 years), impact-driven, and demonstrated leaders with an interest in the future of leadership.

Applications Open Soon • Register Now

MLDP 2023 (January - March 2023)
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.

Contact us if you need more information about MLDP 2024.

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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Applications for the next Youth Leadership Program - YLP-7 are now open. Please contact us if you need more information about the upcoming cohort starting in February, or please use the link below to apply to the program.

YLP Application
We are excited to announce that the next Mindtrust Meetup is happening in December at Hub350 in Kanata. We have two interesting speakers plus the opportunity to meet some of the recent MLDP and YLP graduates and the Mindtrust Leaders who make it all possible. Please use the link below to register for the Meetup.

Mindtrust Meetup


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