Junior Achievement Announces Winners of the H.E. Miskiman National Leadership Award

Dr. Brian McMillan, Mrs. Louise Mitchell and Mr. Steve Wilson Recognized for Their Exceptional Volunteer Efforts


JA Canada Board member Bruce Howatt and Betty Ferguson, President, JA Prince Edward Island present Dr. Brian McMillan, President Holland College with the H.E. Miskiman National Leadership Award

Kevin Dane, Chair, JA Canada presents Louise Mitchell, Senior Vice President, Life & Health, TD Insurance with the H.E. Miskiman National Leadership Award

Phil Lehn, Chair, JA British Columbia and Jan Bell-Irving, President, JA BC present Steve Wilson, Principal, Duchess Consulting with the H.E. Miskiman National Leadership Award

 

TORONTO, ON—April 27, 2015—Kevin Dane, Chair, Junior Achievement of Canada, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 H.E. Miskiman National Leadership Award. This prestigious award was inspired by H.E. Miskiman, a former president of Junior Achievement of Canada and an active volunteer. It recognizes volunteers whose participation in, and lasting contribution to, Junior Achievement and its programs locally and/or nationally has immeasurably furthered the aims and objectives of Junior Achievement in Canada. JA Canada, JA British Columbia, JA Prince Edward Island and their board representatives were privileged to honour the recipients at events across the country.

All three recipients were recognized for their leadership in the areas of governance, community engagement and financial stability and for their support for the delivery of JA programs.

In his nomination Dr. Brian McMillan, President Holland College was recognized for his 14+ years of service to JA including the role of Chair, JA Prince Edward Island, his ability to foster an entrepreneurial culture, his commitment to continuous development and learning and the instrumental role he played in the development of the Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Initiative and Learning Program for National Directors.

Louise Mitchell, Senior Vice President, Life & Health, TD Insurance was recognized for her 20+ years of service to JA including her role as Chair, JA Canada, her leadership in the development of long term strategic plans and guiding policies for JA Canada and her contributions in securing significant corporate gifts to fund JA program development and delivery.
Steve Wilson, Principal, Duchess Consulting was recognized for his 14+ years of service to JA including his role as Chair, JA British Columbia, his leadership in the areas of government relations, development of new funding partnerships and for establishing the market leading JA Dollars with Sense program.

"Brian, Louise & Steve truly exemplify the values of Junior Achievement and are an inspiration to others," said Kevin Dane, Chair, JA Canada Board of Directors. "We are deeply grateful to them for their invaluable contributions towards the betterment of the JA organization and the development of Canada's youth into the leaders of tomorrow."

Last year Junior Achievement was extremely fortunate to have more than 13,000 volunteers from the business community sharing their real world knowledge in financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness with students in classrooms across the country.