Exploring a world of career choices with JA Central Ontario’s summer webinars


Schools may be out for summer, but the learning continues at JA Central Ontario with two online events introducing high school students to the world of work.

On July 14th and 16th, we hosted two live career panel events to help high school students make the right choices to shape their futures. As part of our World of Choices event series, supported by the RBC Foundation, these online sessions were titled Exploring a world of choices and future careers and focused on key aspects of launching a career and finding a profession.

Each panel brought together experts in a range of industries to share their professional journeys and insights on future careers. Students had the opportunity to ask questions and learn from these experienced professionals.

Over 150 students from local school boards joined these sessions, giving them a chance to develop key skills and gain knowledge to help them prepare for the jobs of tomorrow.

Meet our expert speakers

July 14th Panel:

Our expert panelists focused on careers in the Health and Wellness sectors.

  • Colin Siu - Family Medicine Resident
  • Derek Little - Resident Physician, Adult Gastroenterology, University of Toronto
  • Lindsay Carlsson - Clinical Research Nurse, Princess Margaret Hospital
  • Michelle Leong Francis - CEO & Business Architect, TTG GROUP INC.
  • Cristina Meffe - Naturopathic Doctor

July 16th Panel:

At this webinar, our panelists focused on careers in Information Technology, Justice and Community Services, Arts & Culture, Non-Profit, Business, and Engineering.

  • Claudiu Popa – Chairman & Co-founder, KnowledgeFlow Cybersafety Foundation
  • Shubhreen Dosanjh – Assistant Vice President, Legal Counsel, Canadian Structured Finance at DBRS Limited
  • Hannah Kemp – Coordinator, Arts & Exhibits, Evergreen
  • Hannah Antaki – Casting Associate
  • Sean Decloux – EIT, PMP, MEng Candidate, Project Manager, Marine Engineering

About JA Central Ontario
Through the delivery of hands-on, blended learning in entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness, JA Central Ontario empowers young people to grow their entrepreneurial ideas, hone their work skills, manage their earnings, and secure better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities. Since 1968, schools in Central Ontario have relied on JA to prepare young people for success in an ever-changing global economy. 

JA Central Ontario is a member of JA Canada and part of JA Worldwide, the world’s largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating young people about business.