Circle of Inspiration

The Circle of Inspiration is an exclusive network of business and community leaders who invest in JA as it delivers financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness programs to more than 250,000 youth across Canada each year. They inspire students to launch businesses, take on leadership roles and help Canada succeed in a global economy.

In 2013, Tony Fell, former Chairman of RBC Capital Markets and Companion of the Order of the Business Hall of Fame, partnered with JA Canada to launch the Circle of Inspiration. The Circle of Inspiration includes Companions and representatives of the Canadian Business Hall of Fame. They are committed to supporting JA as it refreshes its programs to meet the needs of 21st century youth. This includes adding digital technology to its programs, increases its reach and providing students with a strong foundation for success in the global economy.

Thank you to the members of the Circle of Inspiration:

Sonja Bata

Aldo Bensadoun

John E. Cleghorn

Jack L. Cockwell

A. Jean de Grandpré

Anthony S. Fell

Gerald R. Heffernan

Arthur Irving

Brandt C. Louie

Joseph L. Rotman

Isadore Sharp

David F. Sobey

W. Galen Weston

L.R. Wilson

Jos Wintermans


For more information about the Circle of Inspiration and how to join, please contact Aliya Ansari.