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Make a positive impact on the lives of local youth

Businesses can inform and inspire young people in Waterloo Region by sharing their knowledge, expertise and career journey.

Why get involved?

By getting involved, your business can:

  • Make a difference in the lives of young people seeking guidance and direction
  • Invest in the preparation of your future workforce
  • Raise awareness of career options in your industry
  • Provide rewarding professional development opportunities for your current staff
  • Demonstrate your company as an employer of choice

Through our partnerships, we can also connect local organizations to discounted recruitment opportunities that reach beyond Waterloo Region.

Get Started

Here are a few ways your organization can support local students and schools:


Join The
Speakers Bureau

Through the Speakers Bureau, we connect you or your employees to career talks with grade 7-12 students across Waterloo Region. Since 2002, over 100,000 local students have participated in career talks organized through the Speakers Bureau.

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Share Your Challenges

Our Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Challenges engage students to design solutions for problems facing local organizations.

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Connect with local students and parents

Showcase careers in your industry at Explore Your Future, Waterloo Region's annual career expo for grade 7-12 students and their guardians.

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Let us showcase your workplace

Allow us to create a virtual tour of your workplace for students and classes to explore, anytime and anywhere.

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Become a co-op employer

To gain confidence and insight into their skills and opportunities, students need virtual and in-person opportunities to participate in the world of work. You can provide this as a co-op employer for local students.

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Become A Sponsor

Your contribution can help us positively impact more students while doing good for your business too.

Learn about partnership

I have been a supporter of the BEP for many years because I believe it is vital for our youth to be made aware of the vast array of career options available as well as learning what the business realities are so they … are better prepared for the world of work.

—Marion NeisenHR Manager, Teledyne DALSA

The BEP provides a chance to speak with students about their career aspirations and to discuss with them the career opportunities within the manufacturing industry. It also allows for us to showcase what our company offers students specifically (ie. co-op positions).

—Sandi YoungHuman Resources Director, Ontario Drive & Gear

It is a great way to influence tomorrow’s workforce and present the benefits of your careers to youth and their parents.

—Bruce FraserDirector of HR

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