21 2014

Many Canadian Business Leaders Care Deeply About Public Education

March 21st 2014
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On March 20, 2014 Former Scotiabank President & CEO Rick Waugh hosted a CEO luncheon as his first official act as the new Chair of The Learning Partnership’s Corporate Advisory Board.
Held at Scotiabank and co-hosted by The Learning Partnership’s President and CEO, Akela Peoples, the luncheon welcomed more than a dozen Canadian business leaders to engage in meaningful conversation about the work of The Learning Partnership and public education in Canada.

Along with Mr. Waugh, the following Presidents and CEOs attended:
  • Gerald McCaughey, CIBC (Past Chair, Corporate Advisory Board)
  • Dave McKay, Royal Bank of Canada
  • Frank McKenna, TD Bank
  • Robert Hardt, Siemens Canada Limited
  • Lloyd Bryant, Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Ltd.
  • Bill Morneau, Morneau Shepell
  • Patrick Nangle, Purolator Inc.
  • Glenn Laverty, Ricoh Canada Inc.
  • Linda Hasenfratz, Linamar Corp.
  • Dale Ponder, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
In addition to these senior business leaders, Ontario Minister of Education, Liz Sandals, President of York University, Mamdouh Shoukri and President of Humber College, Chris Whitaker, as well as The Learning Partnership’s Board Chair Ken Fredeen (Deloitte), also attended the March 20 session.
“We are most impressed that these leaders took time out of their busy schedules to attend this event,” said Akela Peoples. “They clearly understand the correlation between a strong public education system and Canada’s future.”