McMaster African and Caribbean Leadership Exchange (MACLeads)

MACLeads provideS high impact leadership training that opens minds, doors and opportunities for young, emerging and underrepresented Canadian leaders to tackle global challenges, especially in the Global South (Africa and the Caribbean). MACLeads provides diverse undergraduate students with experiential learning opportunities through work/study placements in the Global South. Building on existing McMaster University initiatives, MACLeads activities include: international work/study placements, wraparound leadership, mentorship and global citizenship training modules, and a virtual learning platform. The program provides an innovative and scalable model that supports participation of students who traditionally experience barriers accessing global exchange opportunities.

Latest Publications


Global Horizons #8 – Kicking off 2024

Our social media blitz, two op-eds, the launch of our Alumni Hub and much, much more.

Sending more students abroad will help Canada navigate a changing world

A more unpredictable world presents Canada with serious challenges, but also new opportunities.

Japanese monitoring trip