2013 Canadian Business Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

From left to right: Tom O'Neill, Chair of the Board of BCE and Bell, and Chancellor, Order of the Business Hall of Fame; Joseph Shannon, President, Atlantic Corporation; David Mirvish, President, Ed Mirvish Enterprises; and Ian Greenberg, President and Chief Executive Officer, Astral.   Peter Gilgan, Founder and CEO, Mattamy Homes was unable to attend today's announcement. (CNW Group/Junior Achievement of Canada)

- Canadian business leaders to be recognized at Gala Dinner Induction Ceremony on May 1, 2013 -

TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - In preparation for the Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony on May 1, 2013, the Canadian Business Hall of Fame today announced its 35th Class of Inductees:

  • Mr. Peter Gilgan, Founder and CEO, Mattamy Homes
  • Mr. Ian Greenberg, President and Chief Executive Officer, Astral
  • Mr. David Mirvish, President, Ed Mirvish Enterprises
  • Mr. Joseph Shannon, President, Atlantic Corporation

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

"These inductees and the companions of the past represent and showcase the power of knowledge, entrepreneurship and drive to succeed," said Mr. Tom O'Neill, Chair of the Board of BCE and Bell, and Chancellor, Order of the Business Hall of Fame. "The inductees have been chosen for the significant contributions they have made to Canada's economy, its citizens and the examples they have set for others."

"At the Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony in May, we will welcome these individuals into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame where they join an esteemed group of Companions and outstanding business leaders," said Mr. Jos Wintermans, Chair, Junior Achievement of Canada Foundation. "As Companions, these individuals become mentors and role models for Junior Achievement youth and Canada's future business leaders."

The Canadian Business Hall of Fame was established by Junior Achievement of Canada 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.

The new members will each be formally honoured as Order of the Business Hall of Fame Companions at the 2013 Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony presented by Bell in Toronto on May 1,, 2013 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. For information regarding Canada's premier business gala event, please visit www.cbhof.ca.

The annual Canadian Business Hall of Fame Gala Dinner is the national fundraising event in support of Junior Achievement of Canada. Proceeds from this gala ensure that Junior Achievement remains a recognized leader in the delivery of business education programs for young people in Canada.

"By celebrating the achievement of today's business leaders, we are helping to prepare youth for their role in tomorrow's business world," said Mr. Stephen Ashworth, President and CEO (Acting), Junior Achievement of Canada.

About The Canadian Business Hall of Fame

The Canadian Business Hall of Fame celebrates the outstanding achievements of Canada's most distinguished business leaders, past and present. Over 170 Order of the Business Hall of Fame Companions serve as inspiring examples for all young Canadians and are featured in a display in the Allen Lambert Galleria located at Brookfield Place in Toronto, Ontario.  For more information, visit www.cbhof.ca.

About Junior Achievement of Canada

Junior Achievement is the largest youth business education organization in Canada and plays an important role in developing future leaders by providing them with the knowledge and confidence needed to define personal success, gain financial responsibility and enhance their workforce readiness. Junior Achievement programs are developed in alignment with three pillars: entrepreneurship; financial literacy; and work readiness. Last year alone, more than 226,000 young Canadians experienced a Junior Achievement program from over 13,500 committed business mentors. For more information, visit www.jacan.org.

Image with caption: "From left to right: Tom O'Neill, Chair of the Board of BCE and Bell, and Chancellor, Order of the Business Hall of Fame; Joseph Shannon, President, Atlantic Corporation; David Mirvish, President, Ed Mirvish Enterprises; and Ian Greenberg, President and Chief Executive Officer, Astral.   Peter Gilgan, Founder and CEO, Mattamy Homes was unable to attend today's announcement. (CNW Group/Junior Achievement of Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121115_C8802_PHOTO_EN_20778.jpg

SOURCE: Junior Achievement of Canada

For further information:

Kristina Fixter
National Director, Marketing and Communications
Junior Achievement of Canada
416-622-4602, ext. 229
kfixter@jacan.org