LEAP began in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic by a group of university students who experienced first-hand difficulties with their transition to post-secondary. Attributed to the lack of resources and guidance brought upon by the pandemic, they set forth on a mission to help the future generation of incoming students.
As a student-run organization, we hope to bring value to our students through our experiences by providing free and accessible mentoring, resources, personal development and exploration tools, and networking opportunities.
Our goal is to make a lasting impact on our students by providing the stepping stones for the next chapter of their lives. Effective starting April 1st, 2021, LEAP Canada is incorporated under the Canada not-for-profit corporations act (#1284059-6).
Check out our 2021 annual report to see what LEAP has been up to and our plan moving forward for 2022.
Through LEAP, students can learn more about their post-secondary institution of interest through student life, academics, extra-curriculars, soft skills, and more.
We empower students to find their own #personalbrand and be confident heading into their first year of post-secondary life.
We assist students in the process of applying, choosing the right post-secondary institute through our resource portals, mentorship program and networking opportunities.
We prepare students for an unforgettable and unique post-secondary experience no matter where they are headed.
A message from the Board of Directors Chair
"I don't know how I'll manage my time in university..."
"How do I get involved, and stand out from the crowd, especially when everything is virtual?"
With COVID-19 affecting campus closures around the world, these questions are only harder to answer. Yet, they’re exactly what planted the seeds for LEAP. We hope our stories will empower you to find your own personal brand and propel you to achieve successes greater than ours.
From the second you accept your post-secondary offer to the moment you step
onto campus, in-person or virtually, LEAP is here for you. Whether you want to set yourself up for success through our diverse speaker panels or get insider dorm hacks from a mentor, I’m confident that you will feel excited and prepared - for your most unforgettable post-secondary experience, ever.
- Maggie Chen, Board of Directors Chair