The Economic Club of Canada

The Economic Club of Canada

August 29, 2013 10:00 ET

The Junior Economic Club of Canada Launches Its First Financial Literacy Bay Street Boot Camp

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 29, 2013) - The Junior Economic Club of Canada, with a primary mandate to educate and inspire Canadian youth to become financially literate celebrates the culmination of "Bay Street Boot Camp" -a 5 day entrepreneurship economic literacy program. 40 Economic Club students from across the province of Ontario will apply their new knowledge of personal money management, the importance of entrepreneurship, business branding, and banking and investing 101 in a Dragon's Den Challenge whereby they will compete to pitch their business plans to Bay Street Boot Camp's Mega-Minds: some Canada's top business, industry and government leaders.


*PDI* *Sun Life Financial* *IFIC* *TMX* *Scotiabank* *Porter Airlines* *Visa*


Moderated by CTV's Pat Foran, aspiring entrepreneurs will pitch their business to a panel of top business Mega Minds. The Mega Minds will then deliberate and probe the ideas further to select the winner of Bay Street Boot Camp Entrepreneurial Challenge.

Mega-Minds include:

  • Joanne De Laurentiis - President of The Investment Funds Institute of Canada
  • Ungad Chadda - SVP of TSX Group
  • Pablo Bréard, Vice-President, International Research - Scotiabank
  • Merv Hiller - President of Certified Management Accountants of Ontario
  • Jim Allhusan - President of Visa Canada
  • Dean Connor - President & CEO of Sun Life Financial
  • Bob Deluce - CEO Porter Airlines
  • Hon. Peter Van Loan - House Leader of the Government of Canada, MP
  • MPP Lisa McLeod - Nepean-Carleton
DATE: Friday, August 30th, 2013
TIME: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Professional Development Institute
25 York Street, Suite 1100
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2V5
Telephone: 416-977-7741
Toll-free: 1-800-387-2991
Fax: 416-977-6079

Contact Information

  • To confirm your attendance or for more information
    about the event, please contact: The Economic Club of Canada
    Rhiannon Traill, President & CEO
    416.306.0898 (FAX)