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Speakers Bureau

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.

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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.

Volunteer FAQs

Ready to volunteer? Apply today!

Speakers Bureau Volunteer Guide

How to share your career story


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.

    Educator FAQs

    Use our Google form to request a speaker.

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