Role of Leadership Educational Facilities in the Haliburton Highlands: A Case Study of Bark Lake Leadership Centre

Author: 
Sylverster, Lara F.
Date: 
1996
Location: 
Library Shelves
Reference: 
TPB-559
Source: 
U-Links
Abstract: 

In the 1990s the Bark Lake Leadership Centre served as a facility which provided progressive leadership development for youth and adults residing primarily in Ontario. Located on Highway 503, the Centre was approximately 30 minutes from Haliburton. The site and activities of Bark Lake as a distinct entity and as an active contributor in the Haliburton Highlands clearly placed it as a unique facility in the Haliburton Highlands bioregion. The paper discusses the historical development of the facility and examines its role in the social, leadership skill development, environmental, and economic sectors of the region concluding that it was an important source of education on bioregionalism to the residents of Ontario.