The Distinguished Leader Lecture Series honours leaders from the business community and offers students the opportunity to learn from these outstanding individuals.
2018 Distinguished Leader
CEO, Canadian Children’s Literacy Foundation
Deans’ career has been dedicated to tackling social and economic challenges. Currently she is the founding CEO of the Canadian Children’s Literacy Foundation, a non-profit that aims to ensure all Canadian children are skilled and confident readers by the end of grade school. She has a passion for entrepreneurial start-ups and has served as the CEO of Futurpreneur Canada, a national non-profit organization that has helped more than 10,000 Canadians aged 18-39 launch start-ups, and was also the founding CEO of CivicAction where she built the influential organization from an initial project.
The Distinguished Leader series honours leaders from the business community and offers students the opportunity to gain insights from outstanding individuals. We hope you can attend this year’s event.
About the award
|2017||Deepak Chopra||President and CEO, Canada Post|
|2016||Martine Irman||Vice Chair, TD Securities and Senior Vice President, TD Bank Group|
|2015||Rossana Magnotta||Founder and CEO, Magnotta Winery|
|2014||Len Pennachetti||President and Founding Partner, Cave Spring Cellars|
|2013||Ned Goodman||Founder and CEO, Dundee Corporation and Dundee Wealth, Chancellor, Brock University|
|2011||Donald Ziraldo||Chairman, Ziraldo Estate Winery|
|2010||Galen G. Weston||Executive Chairman, Loblaw Companies Limited|
|2009||Michael McCain||President and CEO, Maple Leaf Foods Inc.|
|2008||John McCall MacBain||Founder and President, McCall MacBain Foundation|
|2007||Paul House||Chairman, CEO and President TDL Group Corp (Tim Hortons)|