Junior Achievement of Canada Welcomes the 2014 Companions into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame

Mr. Brown, Mr. Saputo and Mr. Smith will be honoured at the annual Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony

Toronto, ON, May 15, 2014 – In recognition and celebration of their lifetime achievements, three business leaders will be inducted as Order of the Business Hall of Fame Companions by Chancellor Mr. Red Wilson during the 36th annual Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony. 

Taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre tonight, these Canadian leaders will be honoured for their enduring contributions to the Canadian economy and society. 

This year’s Inductees are: 

  • Mr. Peter M. Brown, Founder & Honorary Chairman, Canaccord Genuity 
  • Mr. Emanuele (Lino) Saputo, Chairman of the Board, Saputo Inc. 
  • Mr. Donald J. Smith, Former President and CEO, EllisDon 

The Order of the Business Hall of Fame is the highest honour of its kind in Canada. Each year, business leaders are nominated by their fellow peers and chosen by an independent selection committee representing Canada’s foremost business & academic institutions. The process is managed in its entirety by Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions, the National Partner of the Canadian Business Hall of Fame. 

"Our Inductees are leading examples of achievement in business and in life," said Keith Publicover, President and CEO, Junior Achievement of Canada. "By honouring these individuals, we are inspiring students to develop their financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship skills in order to become the next generation of leaders." 

"It is my great pleasure to recognize these exceptional Canadians as Inductees for their personal accomplishments and the legacy they have created for future generations," said Mr. L.R. Wilson, Chancellor of the Order of the Business Hall of Fame. "Tonight, we honour these three outstanding individuals for the significant contributions they have made to Canadian business and society." 

The Canadian Business Hall of Fame Gala is a memorable celebration of inspiration and leadership with all proceeds helping to ensure Junior Achievement makes a positive impact in the community by supporting Canadian students. The event is presented by EllisDon, sponsored by the official media partner, the Globe and Mail, and supported by over 80 companies.