JA Nova Scotia Celebrates Another Incredible Year

JA Nova Scotia reports on the success of 2018-2019 program year and announces new membership to the board of directors

Halifax, NS — JA Nova Scotia recently hosted their AGM and reported on program and financial results for the school year of 2018-2019.  At the meeting, the board said farewell to treasurer Mark Sidebottom and past chair Mark Parkhill.  With many years of dedication and leadership towards the mission of JA, both Mark Sidebottom and Mark Parkhill will be sorely missed. Joining the Executive Committee this year is: Charl Du Plooy of Emera, Paul Janes of Deloitte, and Jodi Posavad of Grassroots HR. Also joining the board: Dov Bercovici of Discovery Centre, Anita Bezeau of BDC, Kelly Dye of Acadia University, Sylvia Gawad of Placemaker 4G, Jody Sampson of Southwest Properties, and Tasha Richards of Dalhousie University.

As a reflection of the past year, JA Nova Scotia has many things to be thankful for - including many wonderful partners and friends. The work of JA would not be possible without the continuous support of donors, volunteers, achievers and alumni.

At the AGM, JA shared program volume, student reach, volunteer engagement and fundraising. The charity delivered 790 programs to 16,215 students who committed 86,657 hours of learning across three educational pillars linked to success: financial literacy, workplace readiness and entrepreneurship. JA also engaged 845 program volunteers to deliver their programs who committed 12,364 hours of volunteer service. JA raised $1,094,008 through program sponsorship, the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame and the Legacy Project. For more details, click here to see our Annual Report.

The full slate of board members for 2019-2020 is listed below:

Executive Committee
Jennifer Chiasson, NSCC, Chair
Bruce Young, RBC, 1st Vice Chair
Karn Nichols, Sobey School of Business, Secretary
Charl Du Plooy, Emera, Treasurer
Jodi Posavad, Grassroots HR, Executive at Large
Paul Janes, Deloitte, 2nd Vice Chair
Kristin Williams, President & CEO (ex officio/non-voting)

Dov Bercovici, Discovery Centre
Anita Bezeau, BDC
Michelle Bussey, NSCC Foundation
Kelly Dye, Acadia University
Stephanie Fitzner, Student/JA Alumni
Michelle Fitzgerald, Knightsbridge Robertson Surette
Tony Folkins, Nova Scotia Power
Karen Gardiner, McInnes Cooper
Sylvia Gawad, Placemaker 4G
Troy Harnish, Rogers Communications
Lynn Hogan Gillespie, Province of Nova Scotia
Lori-Anne Jones, Shift Strategies - Change Consulting
Roger King, Supplement King
Andrew MacKinnon, SBW
Kevin McCann, National PR
David A Reid, Cox & Palmer
Tasha Richards, Dalhousie University
Jody Sampson, Southwest Properties


Media Contact

Kristin Williams
902-454-4564 x 107

 About JA Nova Scotia

Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia provides hands-on experiential learning in the classroom and through extra-curricular activities. Programs focus on three educational pillars: financial literacy, workplace readiness and entrepreneurship. JA recruits volunteers from the business community to collaborate on the delivery of programs, which exposes students to real world business perspectives and ideas.

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