Four outstanding business leaders to be recognized on May 18, 2017


Alain Bouchard, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.
Thomas Jenkins, Chair of the Board, OpenText Corporation

Brian M. Levitt (Chancellor, Chairman of the Board, TD Bank Group)

Clay Riddell, Executive Chairman, Paramount Resources Ltd.
Nancy Southern, Chair, President and CEO, ATCO Ltd.

TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2016 /CNW/ - 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, outstanding professional achievements and enduring contributions to Canadian society.

"It is my great pleasure to announce these exceptional Canadians as Inductees for their personal accomplishments and the legacy they have created for future generations," said Mr. Brian Levitt, Chancellor of the Order of the Business Hall of Fame.

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.

"Our Inductees are leading examples of achievement in business and in life," said, Scott Hiller, President and CEO of JA Canada.  "By celebrating these exceptional individuals we will inspire young Canadians to develop the skills that they need to become leaders in business and in their communities."

This year's Class of Companions will formally be inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame at the 2017 Dinner and Induction Ceremony on May 18th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Proceeds from this gala help JA Canada reach the growing demand of financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship programs for Canadian students, which are essential to their future success.

About the Canadian Business Hall of Fame 
Established by JA Canada in 1979, 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. For information, please visit

About Junior Achievement of Canada 
JA Canada has been inspiring and preparing youth to succeed by providing opportunities to learn financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness skills with engaging programs and the help of dedicated volunteers.  JA Canada is passionately committed to our mission of inspiring students and preparing them to succeed in a global economy.  Since 1955, over 4 million Canadian youth have participated in JA business learning experiences free of charge. For more information, please visit

SOURCE Junior Achievement of Canada