Making a positive difference in students’ lives
Too many young people leave high school without a clear understanding of the possibilities that exist for their future.
The Business and Education Partnership is an award-winning charity that helps young people better understand and prepare for the world of work, so that they can build their own paths to successful careers.
Meet our team
Our team is passionate about informing and inspiring the career development of young people.
“As a student and student teacher, I met many talented young people who were feeling lost and frustrated about their choices for school and work. As part of the BEP, I’m excited to connect youth to experiences that help them better understand their talents and opportunities!”
“As a parent of 2 adult children myself, I have been a first-hand witness to the challenges and uncertainty in deciphering the best way to to help youth with these major decisions around schooling and their career. The resources and experiential opportunities we are able to provide at the BEP ignite my passion; I know I am assisting youth in making wiser and more informed career choices.”
"As a father of two youth who are beginning their own career exploration, I am excited to use my skills as a nonprofit communications professional to help all Waterloo Region youth explore their career options."
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
As someone who recently graduated high school, I know first-hand how challenging it is to confidently plan your future. As part of the BEP, I am excited to connect Waterloo Region youth with experiences that help to solidify their career choices.
Board of Directors
We are leaders from our local business and education communities, working together to build a stronger Waterloo Region.
Everything we accomplish for youth in Waterloo Region is thanks to the vision and leadership of our partners.