Helping our student-leaders prepare for the future!
How can you help?
The Residence Life Professional Association (RLPA) is a vibrant network of student housing professionals from 30+ academic institutions across Western Canada. We aren’t just in the business of providing housing; we are committed to elevating the standard of living and learning within these spaces, transforming them into holistic homes away from home.
Our mission is to advance and promote excellence in housing services at post-secondary institutions. We achieve this by connecting our members to share best practices and participate in professional development opportunities. We see every residence hall as an opportunity for personal and academic growth, and as a crucible for lifelong memories.
Our vision for the future is one where student housing in Western Canada not only thrives but sets a benchmark for exceptional experiences for both professionals and students. We envision this future to be shaped through collaborative efforts in evaluating and developing best practices, creating meaningful connections among members, and facilitating professional growth through education and training.
Our guiding principles anchor us in this journey:
Relationships: We firmly believe in the power of genuine, long-term relationship-building. We promote both formal and informal support networks and encourage member interactions and outreach.
Canadian Context: Our operations are steeply grounded in our unique Canadian context. We ensure that all resources and services provided are tailored to promote knowledge sharing and capacity building within this specific context.
Diversity and Inclusion: The diversity of our members and the inclusive environment we foster are our greatest strengths. We remain committed to maintaining an environment that is welcoming and accessible, adapting to the evolving needs of our members and institutions.
Our annual LEAD (Learn. Educate. Act. Dare) Conference is a testament to these principles. It’s a platform for knowledge sharing, networking, and inspiration for over a hundred residence student staff and professionals from our member institutions.
We rely on the support of our Corporate Partners to facilitate impactful events like LEAD and to showcase products that can enhance residence student experience at our institutions. Supporting the RLPA is an investment in the growth and development of our members, the fostering of dynamic, inclusive student communities, and the advancement of the field of residence life and student housing. We invite all potential Corporate Partners to join us in realizing our vision and making a difference in student housing across Western Canada.
Corporate SPonsorship OPportunities
We are here to make your sponsorship of the RLPA and LEAD conference meet your needs. Below you will find some specific examples of how you and your business can help support the growth and development of our members and students. Beyond these suggestions if you have any specific ideas of how you can contribute that would better suit your needs we want to work with to create a custom package.
Premium Level Sponsor| $1500+
- All the benefits of the Growth Level Package
- Invitation to Social Opportunities with Association membership at the Annual General Meeting, held annually in March
Growth Level Sponsor| $1000
- All the benefits of the Team Level Package
- Ability to send out one (1) email to all Association members. (Content to be moderated by the Executive Board).
Team Level Sponsor| $500
- Recognition on RLPA and LEAD Website and Social Media
- Featured slides on conference presentations over the weekend including your logo
- Included in pre and post conference communication to the RLPA
- Can include links, information as requested via email
- Logo will be added to online, and other print material as possible
- Placement of promotional materials at the event as provided by the sponsor
- Logo, banners and other materials as provided can be strategically placed around the conference
Premium Level Sponsor
Ducan Industries proudly supplies upholstered products, dormitory furniture, mattresses, window coverings and bedding products to Universities and Colleges throughout Western Canada and the N.W. United States.
Growth Level Sponsor
Campus Living Centres was founded in 1989 with the purpose of assisting colleges and universities and with the planning, design, financing, and management of student housing and conference facilities. As the largest operator of student housing in Canada, Campus Living Centres (and our affiliated companies) has a portfolio of approximately 23,000 beds, which includes a combination of both managed and/or owned student housing developments.
Growth Level Sponsor
Express your interest!
Contact our staff and we will help create the perfect sponsorship package for you and your company.
A member of our Board will be in contact with you as soon as possible.