Leadership is an essential aspect of Rotary

— and we offer both clubs and programs to help emerging leaders develop their skills. Through these groups, participants strengthen their leadership skills, serve their communities, increase their world understanding, build friendships, and more.

Rotaract brings together people ages 18-30

in universities and communities worldwide to organise service activities, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun. Rotary clubs sponsor them, but Rotaract members manage and fund their clubs independently. Rotaract members work closely with their local Rotary club and may join after their Rotaract membership ends.
To find a local Rotaract Club, please email.

Interact is a club for youth ages 12-18

who want to connect with others in their community or school. Interact club members have fun while carrying out service projects and learning about the world. Interact clubs organise at least two service projects a year: one that benefits their community and one that encourages international understanding. While Interact clubs receive guidance from individual Rotary clubs, they govern and support themselves.
To find a local Interact Club or to start a new one at your school, please email.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)

is a leadership development program run by Rotary. While participants can be any age, most events focus on secondary school students, university students, or young professionals. RYLA events are typically 3–10 days long and include presentations, activities, and workshops that cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Leadership fundamentals and ethics
  • Communication skills
  • Problem-solving and conflict management
  • Community and global citizenship
Start your application for the next RYLA Conference held in Canmore, HERE

Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN)

is a Rotary sponsored District Youth Service program. Students, from 13 - 17 years of age, from across District 5360 attend a weekend long camp designed at developing their potential through a mixture of lecture style sessions and adventure-based learning.

Its aim is to communicate to young people a series of ideas, problems and social experiences which will assist them in forming their own values and moral standards.  A program of thought-provoking speakers, social situations, and personal challenges is offered. 
Spring RYPEN camp
Camp Alexo
May 11th -14th, 2017
$400 per student
Registration details to follow
FOR MORE INFORMATION  Email Nichole Kostiw 
Fall RYPEN camp
Southern Alberta Bible Camp
September 21 - 24, 2017
$550 per student
Registration details to follow

Long Term Exchange

Are you interested in learning a new language or meeting new people? Rotary Youth Exchange is the opportunity of a lifetime for the more than 8,000 students who participate each year. By sharing your own culture and embracing a new one, you help foster global understanding—and learn a great deal about yourself and your home country in the process.
Please see Rotary Youth Exchange website for more information

Short Term Exchange

Rotary Short Term Exchange presents opportunities for students to advance their knowledge and world understanding by allowing them to live abroad for a brief time over the summer. Participants live with one host family in the destination country for approximately one month in the summer, under the sponsorship of their local Rotary Club. This is a true exchange program because the host brother/sister from abroad will also spend a month with the participating student in his/her home in during the same summer.
Please see Rotary Youth Exchange website for more information