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October 17, 2017 | Waterloo Region

For Immediate Release:   Brian Breckles named President and Chief Executive Officer for Junior Achievement Waterloo Region   October 17, 2017, Waterloo Region, ON – Junior Achievement of Waterloo Region has appointed Brian Breckles as its new President and Chief Executive Officer.   Breckles is a long-time resident of Waterloo Region, and brings a wealth of public and private sector experience to the job. His career has spanned several senior leadership roles in the post-secondary education sector and the financial services industry. He holds a BA and an MBA from...

September 27, 2017 | Waterloo Region

  Kitchener, ON, September 27, 2017- Union Gas helps prepare young people in the Waterloo Region to succeed in the global economy through the continued support of Junior Achievement, courtesy of a $5,000 grant awarded today "At Union Gas, we believe that investing in education has many rewards," said Murray Costello, district manager Waterloo/Brantford, Union Gas. "We're very pleased to continue our support of Junior Achievement of Waterloo Region, and their commitment to investing in the future of our youth." Each year, Junior Achievement of Waterloo...

August 21, 2017 | Waterloo Region

  The JA Waterloo Region Board of Directors would like to announce the departure of President & CEO, Karen Gallant.  Karen will be joining JA Canada as their new Vice President, Programs & Charter Services, effective September 5, 2017. “During her tenure at JA Waterloo Region, Karen led the organization through significant changes, reimagined our signature gala, created new strategic partnerships and implemented new program delivery models”, said Murray Flanagan, Chair of the JA Waterloo Region Board of Directors.  “We’d like to thank Karen for...

September 13, 2016 | Waterloo Region

  TORONTO, ON, September 8, 2016 — JA Canada, the largest provider of youth business education programs in Canada, is pleased to announce a generous sponsorship from Economical Insurance. The $100,000 contribution will enable JA Canada to reach more students through JA Canada’s digital strategy — JA Excelerate — and deliver programs in the areas of financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. This brings the total sponsorship funding from Economical to $500,000 since 2012.   JA Excelerate brings blended learning to...

November 06, 2014 | Waterloo Region

Kitchener, Ontario, November 6, 2014 – JA Waterloo Region’s annual Business Spirit Awards - presented by Economical Insurance - hosted over 300 guests as they acknowledged Clearpath Robotics with the Business of the Year Award. Clearpath Robotics designs and engineers unmanned vehicle robotics and solutions to automate the world’s most dull, dirty and dangerous jobs. The Company serves robotics leaders in over 30 countries worldwide in academic, mining, military, agricultural and industrial markets. Clearpath was founded by four University of Waterloo grads in 2009. Within...

October 21, 2014 | Waterloo Region

$5,000 grant to Junior Achievement of Waterloo Region Kitchener, ON – Union Gas is helping prepare young people in the Waterloo Region to succeed in the global economy through the continued support of Junior Achievement, courtesy of a $5,000 grant awarded today. Murray Costello, Union Gas district manager for Waterloo/Brantford, presented the cheque to Karen Gallant, President and CEO of Junior Achievement of Waterloo Region. Keith Publicover, President and CEO of Junior Achievement of Canada, and members of the board of Junior Achievement of Waterloo Region joined in the event. Each...

July 29, 2014 | Waterloo Region

Anil Mehta, of LiveApp, is one of JA Waterloo Region's finest volunteers.  Here he helps to facilitate a workshop on building mobile apps for local Achievers attending the 2014 Summer Tech Camp. Achievers worked on building mobile apps, websites and corporate videos for the week, while paired with local businesses and got a chance to enjoy workshops and tours hosted by Google, Desire2Learn, Communitech, Blackberry, UWAFT, Durrell Communications, LiveApp, and Placicity Labs. Still to come is the Advanced Tech Camp, running from August 11th to 15th, in which campers will be working...

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