The principal themes of Lasallian formation include community, commitment, charism, the founding story, spirituality, pedagogy, and mission.

From webinars and spiritual retreats to single and multiday professional development workshops and programs, Lasallians are invited to learn more about the Lasallian educational mission and deepen their role in it. Inspired by Christ’s experience with the apostles and by the life of Saint John Baptist de La Salle along with the Brothers, Lasallians associated for the educational mission can participate in a number of formation processes and programs that transmit the Institute’s rich founding sources and develop the personal and professional qualifications needed to meet the challenges of the Lasallian mission. Associating with the Lasallian mission requires the integration of the fundamental elements of the Lasallian charism in the personal, communal, and professional life of a Lasallian educator.

District Formation

Multi-faceted endeavor seeks to engage with young adults to promote the vocation of the teacher and invite them on a journey to discover the Lasallian charism and heritage.

The four weeks of Advent provides a sacred time in which we are invited to be present and mindful to the promptings of the Holy Spirit in our lives as we prepare to celebrate the holy feast of Christmas. Join us for this annual retreat.

Annual professional development and Lasallian formation program with a focus on religion teachers and campus ministers. All Lasallians are invited to attend.

To help address girls’ access to education globally, Lasallian Women of Hope is assisting actively in Kenya, Papua New Guinea, South Africa, Haiti, and the Congo.

Service days and interactive presentations intentionally develop personal and communal leadership skills, ways to advocate for justice, the development of Lasallian formation with and for our students.

Our next generation of Lasallian Leaders, hosted by the Lasallian Association of Youth and Family Services throughout the year.

A formation program for Young Lasallian professionals ages 22-35, VEGA is an exciting gateway experience to becoming further committed as a Young Lasallian.

Regional Events

The Buttimer Institute of Lasallian Studies is an intensive Lasallian education and formation program that looks into the life and work of St. John Baptist de La Salle and the origins of the Lasallian educational mission.

The Huether Lasallian Conference is an annual gathering of Lasallian educators in the region. Location and theme change each year with a focus on innovative educational issues. Through a thoughtful blend of keynote addresses, pre-conference seminars, panel presentations, breakout sessions, and prayer services, we call upon scholars from within and outside the Lasallian tradition in matters pertaining to each year’s theme.

The Brother John Johnston Institute of Contemporary Lasallian Practice focuses on Lasallian heritage in light of current realities. Utilizing contemporary texts to address the signs and issues of our times,  Johnston Institute will engage participants in reflection and discussion on several critical areas of the Lasallian educational mission.

Lasallian Association of Secondary School Chief Administrators (LASSCA) fosters and preserves a cooperative spirit among the chief administrators of secondary schools in the Region (RELAN). It establishes a forum for discussion and a vehicle for action whereby the leadership of the member schools among the region collaborate in the promotion of the Lasallian educational mission. Each year LASSCA holds a three day gathering, planned by chief administrators for chief administrators, to explore an important educational leadership theme in detail, as well as to share best practices and innovative ideas.

The goal of Lasallian Social Justice Institute (LSJI) is to promote the continuing process of conversion to solidarity with persons in poverty, and to provide an authentic response to the Gospel and our Lasallian vocation. It is designed to be experiential, educational, creatively practical, and reflective. LSJI seeks to help participants draw closer to the world of the poor in order to be evangelized by them. LSJI embodies the Lasallian commitment to association for the educational service of the poor and the rights of children.

Twinning is an initiative of the De La Salle Christian Brothers (Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools) that encourages Districts which are financially able to aid those most in need. In the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN), middle and secondary schools in United States and Toronto are twinned with 14 ministries in four countries in the Lwanga District of Africa: Kenya, Nigeria, Eritrea and Ethiopia. While the RELAN schools help support the Lwanga ministries financially, the students also build relationships as brothers and sisters in the Lasallian family to share challenges, accomplishments, stories and experiences.

International Programs

International Lasallian Days for Peace

September 21* – October 21

*United Nations International Day of Peace. This event is hosted by International Council of Young Lasallians.

Spring Into Action

March 15 – April 30

This event is hosted by International Council of Young Lasallians.