Leadership West Yellowhead

Expand your vision, Enhance your skills, Enrich your community

Leadership means turning vision into reality. Take the next step in developing your potential to act as an agent for positive change – join in the leadership journey with Leadership West Yellowhead.


Why Leadership?

Leadership West Yellowhead is an intense, practical learning experience. You will be challenged to develop your personal, organizational, and community leadership capacity. You will vastly
increase your awareness of the issues facing the West Yellowhead Region.

You will join a network of emerging leaders who are ready to embrace the challenges of the future.

The program offers wide-ranging benefits:

• You will bring increased leadership capacity
and effectiveness back to your employer.
• You will build the skills and awareness necessary
to become a strong community leader.
• You will be challenged, stimulated, and
energized – ready to initiate new projects
and new ideas.
• You will build an informed network of
diverse colleagues.
• You will complete a project that will directly
benefit your community.


Community Action Projects

Community Action Projects are an integral part of the Leadership West Yellowhead 2.0 program curriculum and provide participants with the opportunity to practice personal leadership skills, while achieving a tangible outcome for a community organization.  Sponsoring organizations will benefit from the efforts of motivated and engaged teams of emerging leaders who want to make a difference in the region.  Program participants, divided into teams of 4-5 persons, offer a diversity of backgrounds, skills, and community interests who come together to work on the Community Action Projects during the time in the program.

Who can apply

Emerging leaders from all sectors can apply to Leadership West Yellowhead. A limited number of participants will be selected each year to participate in this 6-month program. Residents of Jasper, Hinton, Edson, Grande Cache, and Yellowhead County are eligible to apply.

Program cost

2024 program fees are $499 +GST. Typically, employers will pay the fee associated with this
learning opportunity – and reap the benefits of strengthened leadership.


How to Apply

Applications are available online at the links below.

2024 Participation Application

Call for Mentors Application 

RFP for Community Action Plans

RFP for Session Instructors


 For more information, call (780) 865-1224

The deadline to apply for the 2024 program is November 30th, 2023

Contact Us

221 Pembina Ave.
Hinton, AB  T7V 2B3
P: 780-865-1224
E: CFWY@albertacf.com


Communities Served

Bickerdike, Big Eddy, Brule, Bryan Spur, Cadomin, Carrot Creek, Coal Valley, Dalehurst, Diss, Edson, Eirth, Embarras, Entrance, Evansburg, Galloway, Grande Cache, Grey, Hanlon, Hargwen, Hinton, Holloway East, Holloway West, Hornbeck, Jasper, Leadman, Leyland, Luscar, MacKay, Marlboro, Medicine Lodge, Mercoal, Mountain Park, Niton Junction, Nojack, Pedley, Peers, Pocahontas, Robb, Shaw Fidler, Solomon, Steeper, Sterco, Swan Landing, Thordarson, Wild Hay, Wildwood, Winniandy North, Winniandy South, Wolf Creek, and Yates