The award was instituted in April of 1995 at the Board of Directors’ meeting held in Toronto. It is to be presented to CSLA directors and advisors who have given outstanding service to the organization. During the January 1996 Board meeting, it was pointed out that this award must be used “sparingly” because it is intended to be something special.
Barry Sharpe was an activity director at Yorkton Regional High School, and Barry, along with his students and staff, ran the very first Canadian Student Leadership Conference. It was Barry’s vision and efforts that inspired other advisors from across the country to formalize student leadership.
This award is the highest recognition that an advisor can receive in the realm of student leadership and activities. It is given in recognition of exemplary effort and inspiration to a person who has furthered the cause of student leadership and activities in Canada.
Barry Sharpe Award Winners