Futures Fund

Canada's Outstanding CEO of the Year™ established the Futures Fund Scholarship for Outstanding Leadership to honour and mentor ten young Canadian university business students each year who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in their academic and extra-curricular initiatives.

The award program provides ten exceptional and deserving students with $7,500 grants to further their educational ambitions. In addition, recipients will travel (accommodation and transportation are provided) to the Awards Gala in November to be presented with their scholarship.

Ten new schools are chosen each summer to receive the scholarships. Recipients are selected by their school's Dean's office based on their achievements and demonstrated leadership initiatives in their academic and extracurricular activities. Full-time graduate and undergraduate students in business degree programs are eligible. Interested students should apply directly to their Dean.

  • 2013 Futures Fund Recipients with Jim Balsillie

  • Ed Sonshine, 2013 CEO of the Year, CEO of RioCan REIT

  • 2013 Futures Fund recipients James Sawatzky, Kevin Knopp and Jennifer Philpott

  • Recipients Natasha Yee, Rylan Schwarze, Matthew Jackowetz and Bryan Gallagher

  • 2013 Futures Fund Recipient Kristen Olson and John Wallace, CEO of Caldwell Part

  • 2013 CEO of the Year, Ed Sonshine and Paul Godfrey, CEO of Postmedia Network Inc

  • Hugh MacKinnon, Chair & CEO of Bennett Jones and Ed Sonshine

  • Guest Speaker, Jim Balsillie

  • Jim Balsillie, James Sawatzky, Jennifer Philpott, Kelly Blair, Caldwell Partners

  • Hugh MacKinnon presenting Andrew Russel with his scholarship

  • Hugh MacKinnon presenting Parker Baglole with his scholarship

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