Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Secondary School in Guelph will honour Cardinal Thomas Collins this afternoon.

He’ll receive the school’s 2012 National Leadership Award in a ceremony that gets underway at 12:30pm.

The school’s leadership award program began in 1991 and allows students to hear first-hand from passionate and inspirational Canadians.

Collins was born in Guelph and after serving for 5 years as the Archbishop of Toronto, he was made a Cardinal at ceremony at the Vatican in February.