Youth In Motion’s Top 20 Under 20™: Presenting 20 inspiring Canadians

TORONTO, June 2, 2011 /CNW/ - Today we celebrate the achievements of 20 dynamic young Canadians at the eighth Annual Top 20 Under 20™Award Breakfast at Arcadian Court. Presented by Youth in Motion and sponsored by Intact Insurance and Intact Foundation, the Top 20 Under 20™ Award has three pillars: Innovation, Leadership and Achievement. Prepare to be inspired by their incredible accomplishments and compelling personal stories, as the 2011 Top 20 Under 20™ Leaders describe their innovative projects, community achievements and lessons in leadership.

This unique event invites the public to meet and hear from 20 outstanding youth, each one selected after a rigorous and impartial judging process. A highly supportive audience turns out to show its confidence in Canada's top emerging talent and to learn about the Top 20 Under 20™ year-long leadership development and mentoring model. The 2011 Leaders range in age from 15 - 19 and represent a cross section of diverse communities from coast to coast.

As part of a leadership summit, Intact Financial Corporation will welcome these young leaders to meet with senior executives who share their perspectives on the importance of time management and finding the right work-life balance.

"We're proud and honoured to celebrate Canada's Top 20 young leaders. The dedication, commitment and energy of these bright young stars has resulted in significant contributions to healthcare and stronger communities in Canada and abroad. The passion exhibited by the Top 20 is truly inspirational," said Charles Brindamour, President & CEO of Intact Financial Corporation.

The Top 20 Under 20™ Award Program major supporters include Intact Insurance, Intact Foundation, BMO Capital Markets, PepsiCo Canada, CTV Inc., and the Institute of the Chartered Accountants of Ontario. Top 20 Under 20™ rewards young Canadians who show significant innovation, achievement, and leadership.

The 2011 Top 20 Under 20™ Leaders are: Ivneet Bains (BC); Jennifer Cloutier (ON); Darren Cole (ON); Corey Cook (MB); Sameer Dhar (AB); Megan Fultz (AB); Tiffany Harrington (ON); Mohsin Khan (ON); Ben Kim (ON); Rita-Clare LeBlanc (NS); Michael Lim, (BC); Yale Michaels (MB); Adam Moscoe (ON); Madison Schill (ON); Corey Sherwood (ON); Rui Song (SK); Grant Sparling (ON); Caitlin Stockwell (BC); Jacinthe Veillette (QC); Anoop Virk (BC)

Bios for each recipient are available by emailing Jennifer Bassojbasso@youth-in-motion.ca

Presented by Youth in Motion and sponsored by Intact Insurance and Intact Foundation, Top 20 Under 20™ is a national youth award and mentoring program, offering recognition and unique opportunities to Canadian youth. Top 20 Under 20™ rewards young Canadians who show significant innovation, achievement, and leadership.

2011 Top 20 Under  20™ Award Breakfast: June 2nd

Arcadian Court, 401 Bay Street, 8th floor 
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

The event will be emceed by Scott Laurie, CTV News. Special thanks to Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Event Sponsor of the Top 20 Under 20™ Award Breakfast.

™Intact Design is a trademark of Intact Financial Corporation used under license.

SOURCE Youth in Motion

For further information:

Contact: Jennifer Basso | Communications and Media Specialist
Office: 416.962.4946 | Mobile:  416.887.9262 | E-mail: jbasso@youth-in-motion.ca
Website: www.youth-in-motion.cawww.top20under20.ca

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