2017 Honourees

Avis GlazeDr. Avis Glaze​

Dr. Avis Glaze is an award-winning educator and a recognized international leader in education, having worked in more than 29 U.S. states and 26 countries. She is also a published author and has been appointed to pivotal education adviser roles within Canada and around the world. She now lives in Tsawwassen, B.C., and is currently President of Edu‑quest International Inc., providing a wide range of educational services. She is in demand around the globe at conferences and speaking engagements. She is well known for motivating and inspiring teachers, principals, system leaders, policy makers, politicians, parents and business leaders to realize their potential in improving their schools.

RBC logoRoyal Bank of Canada (RBC)

RBC’s purpose is to help clients thrive and communities prosper. As part of this, RBC has a long established record of supporting young people in realizing their potential and education is a crucial way in which this can be achieved. Since 2007, RBC has invested more than $22.5 million in over 31 post-secondary institutions to promote entrepreneurship, social innovation, and diversity and inclusion in business, and millions more in charitable programs like The Learning Partnership’s own Investigate! Invent! Innovate!. As well, 1,069 volunteer grants were awarded in support of schools or education-related programs. Now, more than ever, RBC is committed to unlocking the potential of young people to thrive, driving Canada’s future prosperity, and to giving them equitable access to 21st Century skills and practical experience through education and training.