Igniting Potential
& Empowering Change

Our annual conference...
unites leaders and empowers them to foster mutual growth and success. The Rotary Youth Leadership Award, known as RYLA, is an annual conference hosted by Rotary International Districts worldwide. At RYLA conferences, young leaders discover themselves, each other, and their communities. RYLA graduates support and challenge one another to form a better society through the Rotary International motto of Service Above Self.
May 9 - 12, 2024

Our Mission

The power of education is unstoppable: by hosting interactive sessions, inviting inspirational guest speakers, and connecting like minds, RYLA in Rotary International District 5360 delivers tangible tools and exercises for youth to be today’s leaders and tomorrow’s global shapers.

Through innovative programming, RYLA empowers engaged youth leaders through a shared leadership and personal development journey.

Equipped with practical tools, unleashed passion, and personal networks, RYLA 5360 graduates are the preeminent force for positive change in communities across southern Alberta. Projects launched by RYLA 5360 graduates have national and international impacts. 

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

At Rotary, we understand that cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture is essential to realizing our vision of a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change.
We value diversity and celebrate the contributions of people of all backgrounds, across age, ethnicity, race, color, disability, learning style, religion, faith, socioeconomic status, culture, marital status, languages spoken, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity as well as differences in ideas, thoughts, values, and beliefs.
Recognizing that individuals from certain groups have historically experienced barriers to membership, participation, and leadership, we commit to advancing equity in all aspects of Rotary, including in our community partnerships, so that each person has the necessary access to resources, opportunities, networks, and support to thrive.
We believe that all people hold visible and invisible qualities that inherently make them unique, and we strive to create an inclusive culture where each person knows they are valued and belong. In line with our value of integrity, we are committed to being honest and transparent about where we are in our DEI journey as an organization, and to continuing to learn and do better.

Meet the Team

Chairs (admin) – Claire Martin, Cole Weststrate

Outreach & Registration – Sadie Gray

Program - Alexis Alford

Logistics – Cole Weststrait & Claire Martin

Counsellor Coordinator - Rebecca Avileli

Register a Delegate

Each year 70 – 100 high school students aged 15 to 17 from cities across Central and Southern Alberta and western Saskatchewan join together for a weekend of learning and personal development!

RYLA is held annually in May.

Register a Rotary Sponsored delegate Here
Register yourself as an Independent delegate Here
There is no cost to attend. Rotary sponsors delegates, so you can contact a club in your area.
Or Register and a club could be matched with you!

Become a Sponsor

This program is only possible through sponsorships as there is no cost for the delegate.

To register your club as a sponsor, please Click Here. The District Office must receive a registration payment of $600 to confirm registration.
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