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Registration is now open for the Rotary Seminar for Tomorrow's Leaders, May 12-14, 2023.

Click here to register your Club's sponsored students!

We're excited to announce that we'll be back to in-person Seminar in 2023!

What is the Rotary Seminar for Tomorrow's Leaders?

The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership program organized and facilitated by Rotary Clubs around the globe. Each year, thousands of youth, who are invited to participate based on their leadership potential and are sponsored by Rotary Clubs, participate in this amazing program. Rotary Clubs and the Rotary District cover all expenses for the participants. The format of the event varies from district to district, but commonly takes the form of a seminar, workshop, or camp where the participants learn, discuss, and practice leadership skills.
In District 6330, our RYLA program is known as the Rotary Seminar for Tomorrow's Leaders. It is a weekend seminar usually held at Western University in London, Ontario. Our seminar is devoted to enhancing and expanding the leadership skills and abilities of grade 10 and 11 students—the next generation of leaders in communities throughout the District! Students are provided with a range of new experiences, tools, and perspectives through icebreakers, group discussions, amazing guest speakers, and other interactive activities that engage and nurture their inner leader! 

 RYLA aims to:
  • Demonstrate Rotary's respect and concern for youth;
  • Provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders;
  • Encourage leadership of youth by youth;
  • Recognize young people who are rendering service to their communities.
  • Most RYLA programs cover the following topics:
    • Fundamentals of leadership
    • Ethics of positive leadership
    • Importance of communication skills in effective leadership
    • Problem-solving and conflict management
    • Rotary's purpose and service to the community
    • Building self-confidence and self-esteem
    • Elements of community and global citizenship
Each year, students create lifelong friends from across District 6330. They are introduced to other Rotary youth programs, including Interact, Rotaract, and Rotary Youth Exchange, and learn how they can stay involved with Rotary in their community after the seminar—they expand their horizons both inside and outside the organization!

2023 Seminar

  • The date for the 2023 program is Friday, May 12 to Sunday, May 14, 2023 at Western University in London, Ontario.
  • The cost is $500 CAD or $450 USD per student and $450 CAD per Rotary Youth Exchange Inbound student.
  • The registration deadline is April 20, and the payment deadline is April 25—all payments must be received by this date.
  • Click here to download the Information for Rotary Clubs, Schools, Students, and Parents. This is a PDF document that you can share with guidance counsellors, teachers, principals, parents, and prospective students who want to know more about the Seminar.
Our next speaker sneak peek: Alyssa “Twist” Light!
Alyssa "Twist" Light s a keynote speaker who teaches people how to cultivate connections and build the relationships that move relationships forward!
Here's our first speaker sneak peek: Dillon Mendes!
Dillon Mendes is an alumnus of the Top 35 under 35 global changemaker awards, the co-founder of the social enterprise, PickWaste (featured on CBC, CTV, and CityNews), and a TEDx & youth speaker. Over the past five years, Dillon has travelled across North America, speaking to thousands of students about community impact and student leadership.
Dillon is also a strategy consultant at Deloitte Canada and has previously worked in growth at
DarwinAI, and management consulting at KPMG.
Professional life aside, Dillon enjoys playing spikeball, strength training, and eating sushi.
If you have questions about Rotary Seminar for Tomorrow's Leaders, please email