Four students walking in Ottawa at the Laurentian Leadership Centre (LLC).

Laurentian Leadership Centre

Spend an unforgettable semester studying and interning in the heart of Canada's capital.

Why the Laurentian Leadership Centre?

The Laurentian Leadership Centre (LLC) is a live-in extension program in the heart of Ottawa. There is no other program in Canada that offers the same access to a variety of elite field placements in Ottawa in a wide range of workplaces including politics, advocacy organizations, NGOs, media organizations, and private sector firms.
The program includes a field placement, three upper-level courses, and community living in a historic mansion. It is geared towards third- and fourth-year students or recent graduates interested in experiential learning. The LLC runs in the Fall and Spring semesters and is open to TWU students of all majors.

What We Offer:

  • A Certificate in Leadership and Applied Public Affairs

  • Elite field placements in Ottawa in a wide range of workplaces so students can pursue their passions and interests 

  • Three upper-level courses designed to fit core requirements for all majors

  • Professional work experience

  • Vibrant community life in the National Capital Region

  • A program under consent from the Ontario Minister of Colleges and Universities

Alumni Perspective

“The LLC is for you if you want to get thrown into a new experience where you learn alongside peers in a safe environment, live in a mansion in the nation’s capital, and make amazing friends. Be ready to grow in the best of ways”

Hannah Goertzen, Business Major, 2018

“It’s an amazing networking opportunity, it gives you work experience you can get only in Ottawa, and you get to live in a mansion with a bunch of friends."

Josiah Barkowsky, Corporate Communications, 2020

Sample Field Placements

Past students have worked with Members of Parliament, Senators, international NGOs like the Red Cross and World Vision, embassies and high commissions, the Canadian War Museum, and NGOs like the Centre for Public Dialogue, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, and many others.