Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY)

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HOBY Canada provides lifelong lea​dership development opportunities that empower individuals to achieve their highest potential.

Western Ontario has proudly hosted the HOBY program for 26 years. With the support of Optimist Clubs of Southwestern and Midwestern districts and other local supporters, HOBY has successfully offered leadership training for one student from each high school in the region.

Keynote speakers have included Andy Thibodeau, Sunjay Nath and Bob Parker, each sharing their unique vision to motivate our young leaders. Panel discussions on the topics of education, healthcare and politics have included MP Bev Shipley, Dr. Carlo Ricci, former MPP Maria Van Bommel and former Trustee Linda Stevenson:

St. Benedict students selected for HOBY:

HOBY Conference:  Will Flemming

HOBY Community Leadership Workshop:

Jesse Ventura, Aidan Yearwood, Cameron Hall, Nadine Bilodeau,Veronica Reitmeier, Sarah Sue-Ping


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