Sharing your career story with our youth
The Speakers Bureau enables local schools to connect with inspirational guest speakers from the world of work quickly and easily so that students can make more informed and inspired career choices for their future.Apply to be a SpeakerMeet our Volunteer Speakers
Make a difference in a young person's life!
Our Speakers Bureau is a community of volunteers who help youth in Waterloo Region to better understand and prepare for the world of work. Sharing your career story and participating in other activities is important to helping youth make informed decisions about their career goal and their pathway towards achieving it.
Register to receive periodic speaking requests via local educators. You can accept or decline these requests as your schedule allows.
Note that all presentations are currently being delivered virtually.
Ready to volunteer? Apply today!
Use the Speakers Bureau to quickly and easily access local guest speakers that fit with your course and student interests. Hundreds of local industry professionals are ready to help your students better understand their career options after high school and steps they can take to prepare.
Examples of activities include:
- Career talks in a specific subject area
- Participation in career days and events such as Career Carousel or Guess My Career
- Interactive workshops may be possible
- Mentoring and/or judging student projects and competitions
We are open to your ideas on formats and activities!
We work with you to find a speaker that best fits your request. Keep in mind that includes considering the availability of our volunteers.
Use our Google form to request a speaker.
Meet some of our speakers
Through the BEP, hundreds of local community members give their time and expertise to inform and inspire young people in Waterloo Region.
Director, Reporting and Compliance
Region of Waterloo
City of Kitchener
Professor & Entrepreneur
Wilfrid Laurier University
Chair, PSW & Supportive Care