JA Canada Announces Winner of the H.E Miskiman National Leadership Award

Mr. Russ Robertson recognized for his exceptional volunteer efforts

TORONTO, April 14, 2016 /CNW/ - Kevin Dane, Chair, JA Canada, is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2015 H.E. Miskiman National Leadership Award. This prestigious award was inspired by H.E. Miskiman, a former president of JA Canada and an active volunteer. It recognizes volunteers whose participation in, and lasting contribution to, JA and its programs locally and/or nationally has immeasurably furthered the aims and objectives of JA in Canada.  JA Canada, JA Central Ontario and their Board of Directors were privileged to honour Mr. Robertson on April 12 at the JA Central Ontario Governor's Cocktail Reception. 

In his nomination Mr. Robertson was recognized for his incredible 38+ years of service to JA Central Ontario during which time he has fulfilled a number of board roles including Board Chair, Governor, leadership in the areas of fundraising, volunteer recruitment, financial sustainability and his ongoing commitment to delivering JA programs.   

"Russ has shown an amazing dedication to supporting JA's mission of inspiring and preparing Canadian youth to succeed in the global economy. " said Kevin Dane, Chair, JA Canada Board of Directors. "We are deeply grateful to him for his invaluable contributions towards the betterment of the JA organization and the development of Canada's next generation of leaders." 

Last year JA was extremely fortunate to have more than 12,500 volunteers from the business community sharing their real world knowledge in financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness with 250,0000 students in classrooms across the country. 

About JA Canada

JA Canada is the country's largest youth business education organization and is dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in the global economy. Offering programs in the areas of financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness.  JA strives to help students make informed and knowledgeable financial decisions, develop career plans and express their innovative spirit. For more information please follow us on Twitter @ja_canada or visit our website at www.jacanada.org.


Image with caption: "JA Central Ontario and JA Canada present Mr. Russ Robertson with the H.E. Miskiman National Leadership Award. Pictured from left to right - JA Central Ontario, President & CEO Jane Eisbrenner, JA Canada Interim President & CEO, Karen Gallant, Mr. Russ Robertson, JA Canada Board member, Neil Harrison and JA Canada Board Chair, Kevin Dane. (CNW Group/JA Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160414_C4404_PHOTO_EN_665373.jpg

For further information: Tina Kaichis, Vice President, Integrated Brand Marketing, JA Canada, P: 647-428-8048, tkaichis@jacan.org

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