31st Annual JA Central Ontario Governors’ Dinner

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

As our premiere fundraising event of the year, the Board of Governors for JA Central Ontario cordially invites you to the 31st Annual Governors’ Dinner. 

Join us for this very special occasion as we celebrate JA Worldwide’s centennial celebration, and look to re-engage with the many people who are a part of our JA family.

Whether you’re attending Governors’ Dinner this year or not, you can still bid in our online auction, open until Nov. 20. The online auction is the perfect way to find the right holiday gifts for your loved ones, or to treat yourself, all while supporting our cause.

Metro Toronto
Convention Centre

255 Front Street West, North Building, Constitution Hall

Dress code: Business formal Reception: 5:30 PM
Dinner: 6:30 PM
End time: 9:00 PM


Directions & Parking

The MTCC is located at the corner of Front and Simcoe, closest station is St. Andrew. Parking is available at the MTCC- North Building entrance is on 4 Simcoe Street

JA Evening Agenda

5:30   Reception

6:35    O Canada

6:40    Appetizer

7:00   Welcome from our hosts
– Bruce Sellery, Financial Journalist, TV Host and Author of Moolala
– Rhonda Klosler, COO, RSM Canada, Chair of Board of Governors
– Remarks from the Government of Ontario

7:20   JA’S impact
-Words from JA alumni Krishna and Karam Bambawale

7:30   Dinner and table conversation with JA students

8:00   JA Central Ontario Company of the Year presentation
-With Acorn Talent

8:15   Close of online auction

8:20  Panel on Job Skills for the Future, with:
-Benjamin Tal, Deputy Chief Economist, CIBC
-Jennifer Cutajar, President, Clear The Noise Coaching Inc.
-Sam Masri, COO, SAP Canada
-Zabeen Hirji, Executive Advisor, Future of Work, Deloitte

8:45   Dessert

9:00   JA Central Ontario remarks
Jane Eisbrenner, President and CEO, JA Central Ontario
Closing remarks with Bruce Sellery

9:10   Auction item pick-up

Learn more about all the incredible things you can expect from this year’s event:

Thank you to our sponsors