Student Community Outreach


What is the fee for LEAP?
The regular registration fee for LEAP is $160.00 BUT if you register prior to our early bird deadline of Friday, June 27th your fee is $140.00. The LEAP program registration fee includes program materials, 3 meals (dinner in downtown St. Catharines, breakfast and lunch) and 1 night accommodation in residence.

What are the 2014 LEAP sessions that I choose from?
Friday, July 4 - Saturday, July 5 (recommended with the July 4th Smart Start)
Saturday, July 19 - Sunday, July 20 (recommended with the July 19th Smart Start)
Saturday, July 26 - Sunday, July 27 (recommended with the July 26th Smart Start)
Friday, August 8 - Saturday, August 9(recommended with the August 8th Smart Start)

What is the cancellation policy?
For all dates of the LEAP program, the cancellation deadline is midnight 14 days prior to the LEAP program date.  
July 4th cancellation deadline is June 20, 2014
July 19th cancellation deadline is July 5, 2014
July 26th cancellation deadline is July 12, 2014
August 8th cancellation deadline is July 25, 2014
Full refunds will be issued up to the applicable cancellation deadline date. No refunds will be issued after the cancellation deadline has passed.

What is the typical LEAP session schedule?
Click HERE for a sample overview of a LEAP session.

What should I bring to LEAP?
All LEAP participants will be provided with a single room with a four-piece washroom shared between two students of the same gender. Each guestroom is provided with a towel, face cloth, bed linens, pillow, soap and a plastic drinking cup. We suggest you bring an extra pillow and towel (if desired), toiletries, and an alarm clock.  

Wear comfortable clothing, as most of your day will be spent in interactive sessions. Casual dress is also suitable for the downtown St. Catharines dinner. With a program as jam-packed as ours, we don't always have a chance to change before dinner. A change of clothes for the community project is also suggested as some projects involve helping with active tasks such as gardening and preparing lunch.

What meals and accomodation are included in my fee?
The LEAP registration fee includes: all program materials, an overnight stay in residence, and 3 meals (a dinner in downtown St. Catharines, breakfast and lunch). 

Who are the campus partners of LEAP?
LEAP is brought to you by Career Services and the Mentorship Plus Program, Leadership Development Services, Smart Start, Learning Skills Services and Student Life & Community Experience.

Is the schedule different for each LEAP day?
There are some slight differences in the program schedule over the four LEAP sessions, but all participants receive the same engaging workshops, exciting activities and outreach opportunities.

What do I register for first? Smart Start or LEAP?
We recommend you choose your LEAP date and then register for the corresponding Smart Start day. If you have any problems or questions about how to register for dates that work for you, please contact us.

Can I register for LEAP only? 
You are able to attend LEAP without registering for Smart Start, but we highly recommend that you attend both.

Where will my community service project be? 
The community service projects will take place around the area. In the past, we have worked with Habitat for Humanity, local community gardens, and Start Me Up Niagara. Projects are determined by the availablity of the community partner and day of the project.

LEAP activity

One of the many fun activities we do at LEAP!