When and where does the program take place?

The program takes place on from June 10-June 22nd, 2018 at Pearson College on Vancouver Island. 


We can provide transportation from Victoria Airport (YYJ) or the Swartz Bay Ferry terminal to Pearson College on June 10th throughout the day, as long as we have your travel information. We will provide drop-off to Victoria Airport (YYJ) or Swartz Bay Ferry terminal until 1pm on June 22nd.

Who's this program for?

We’re inviting past PSYL participants, animators/facilitators, coordinators, a small group of UWC alumni, and also to anyone interested in social change with experience in community organizing, anti-oppression work, social justice and/or who have participated in experiential programs similar to PSYL and UWC through other organizations. To apply, you must at least 18 years of age by June 10, 2018.

How much does the program cost?

The full program fee is $2,600 CAD. An early bird rate of $2,300 CAD applies until February 15, 2018.

We will have a few bursaries available. Bursary applications are due April 20, 2018 - for more information. Two to four spots in the program will be held for bursary-supported participants. Most bursaries will cover a portion of the cost of attending the program - not a full scholarship.

What about bursaries?

PSCL has one full program bursary available, and 1-3 partial bursaries (covering approximately half the cost of the program). These bursaries are prioritized for participants from underrepresented communities including (but not limited to) Indigenous peoples from around the world, people from refugee/migrant families, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTQ2IA+, people transitioning out of foster care, among other communities.

We recognize that systemic barriers, along with the cost, can make the PSCL program inaccessible for many people. Further ideas about how to find funding to attend this program can be found here. Otherwise, please download the bursary application here HERE.

In the application please provide the most recent information available. Once completed, please submit to the Pearson Seminar on Collaborative Leadership by email: psyl@pearsoncollege.ca. All application forms must be submitted by April 20, 2018. Applicants will be notified of their status by April 27, 2018. Please note that bursary funding can only be applied to program fees.

If you are applying for a bursary please do not fill in the online application. We hold spaces for our successful bursary recipients. If you receive a bursary we will then ask you to fill in the online application.

How big will our group be?

Our community will be limited to 30 participants, 3 coordinators, and potentially a few guests.

A team of 3 coordinators will design and hold the program. Unlike PSYL, there are only coordinators and participants in this program, and no animators/facilitators.

When should I book my travel to PSCL?

You can book your travel as soon as you are accepted into the program! We are excited to see you this June.

Who do I contact for more information?

For more information, please email our team at psyl@pearsoncollege.ca


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