Junior Economic Club of Canada

Junior Economic Club of Canada

August 29, 2014 06:00 ET

Media Advisory: Jr. Economic Club Students, With Special Guest Rob Ford, Pitch Entrepreneurial Business Ideas to Bay Street's "Mega Minds"

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 29, 2014) - The Jr. Economic Club of Canada (Jr. EC), with a primary mandate to educate and inspire Canadian youth to become financially literate, celebrates the culmination of "Bay Street Boot Camp," a five-day financial literacy course that brings 40 students from across Ontario into to the heart of the financial district.

WHAT: Students will pitch their businesses to a panel of expert "Mega Minds" in a "Dragons Den"-style format. The Mega Minds will probe the ideas further and select the winner of the 2014 Bay Street Boot Camp Entrepreneurial Challenge. Mayor Rob Ford will make a special appearance and say a few words about the importance of financial literacy.
WHO: Special guest:
Rob Ford, Mayor of Toronto
Mega-Mind judges:
Jan Dymond, Director of Public Affairs, Investment Funds Institute of Canada
The Hon. Kevin Sorenson, Minister of State (Finance)
The Hon. Don Meredith, Senator
Jane Rooney, Federal Financial Literacy Leader
Michelle Michalak, Head of Financial Literacy, VISA Canada
Rick Headrick, President, Sun Life Global Investments Canada
Ungad Chadda, Senior Vice President, Toronto Stock Exchange
Pablo Bréard, Vice President, International Research, Scotiabank
Brooke Biscoe, Vice President, Business Development, Fundata Canada Inc.
Janny Vincent, President, Fundata Canada Inc.
Student participants:
Forty high school students from across Ontario
WHERE: 25 York Street, Suite 1100
Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2V5
WHEN: Friday, August 29th, 2014, 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Photo & interview opportunity: 1:00 p.m.

About the Jr. EC: President and CEO of the Economic Club of Canada, Rhiannon Traill, created the Jr. EC in 2011 with the goal of encouraging young Canadians to become financially literate. Over the last three years, with title sponsor the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC), the Jr. EC has accepted over 6,000 high school students and has given out over $35,000.00 in academic scholarships. For more information visit: www.economicclub.ca.

Jr. EC Sponsors:

Leading Sponsor: IFIC

Annual Sponsors:

  • CPA
  • VISA
  • Sun Life Financial
  • TMX
  • Scotiabank
  • Porter
  • Fundata Canada

Contact Information

  • To confirm attendance or for more information,
    please contact:
    Lauren Della Vedova
    Communications Coordinator, ECC
    dellavedova@economicclub.ca