SOURCE: Junior Achievement (JA) of Canada

Junior Achievement (JA) of Canada

November 27, 2014 08:00 ET

Four Outstanding Business Leaders to Be Recognized on May 4, 2015

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - November 27, 2014) - The Canadian Business Hall of Fame announced its 37th Class of Companion Inductees:

  • André Bérard, Corporate Director, National Bank of Canada
  • N. Murray Edwards, Chairman, Canadian National Resources Limited
  • Walter Hachborn, Founder, Home Hardware
  • Heather Reisman, Chair & CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc. 

Each year, the Canadian Business Hall of Fame recognizes and celebrates the lifetime accomplishments of Canada's most distinguished business leaders. These four business leaders are being recognized for their excellence in business leadership, outstanding professional achievements and enduring contributions to Canadian society.

"It is my great pleasure to announce these exceptional Canadians as Inductees for their personal accomplishments and the legacy they have created for future generations," said Mr. L.R. Wilson, Chancellor of the Order of the Business Hall of Fame. "On May 4, we will have the great privilege of honouring these four outstanding individuals for the significant contributions they have made to Canadian business and society."

Junior Achievement of Canada established the Order of the Business Hall of Fame in 1979. Companions are nominated by their peers and are chosen by an independent selection committee representing Canada's foremost business, academic and media institutions. As national partner of the Canadian Business Hall of Fame, Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions is responsible for managing the overall search by identifying and shortlisting potential nominees according to key criteria.

"Our Inductees are leading examples of achievement in business and in life," said Keith Publicover, President and CEO, Junior Achievement of Canada. "By celebrating these remarkable individuals we will inspire young Canadians to develop the business skills that they need to become Canada's next generation of leaders."

This year's Class of Companions will formally be inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame at the 2015 Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Proceeds from this gala will assist Junior Achievement with expanding digital delivery of key youth business education initiatives in the areas of financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:

    Tina Kaichis
    Vice President, Integrated Brand Marketing
    Junior Achievement of Canada
    P: 647-428-8048
    tkaichis@jacanada.org