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  • Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

Desire2Learn Honored With KPMG Excellence in Technology Award

Press Release

Desire2Learn, along with Founder, President & CEO John Baker, recognized for business excellence and outstanding community contributions

Desire2Learn Incorporated (Desire2Learn), a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions, was the recipient of the KPMG Excellence in Technology Award at the 24th Annual Waterloo Region Business Achievement Awards.

These annual awards honor Waterloo Region businesses that have excelled or made an outstanding community contribution. Desire2Learn was presented the award as the company that best demonstrates outstanding entrepreneurial achievements through the organization, development, management and/or application for a new technological concept, while achieving measurable business results.

The company and John Baker, Founder, President & CEO of Desire2Learn were recognized for building a user base of over five million clients while receiving no venture capital financing and being self-sufficient as a private corporation. John was present at the ceremony to accept the award.

“It is a real honor to be recognized as a key contributor within the local community,” said John Baker. “Desire2Learn is proud to have received the KPMG Excellence in Technology Award acknowledging our commitment to continual improvement and our dedicated focus on building relationships and client loyalty.”

The Waterloo Region Business Achievement Awards are organized by Junior Achievement of Waterloo Region. Junior Achievement is the world’s oldest, largest, and fastest-growing non-profit economic education organization.

About Desire2Learn Incorporated

Desire2Learn Incorporated is a world-leading provider of enterprise eLearning solutions that enable institutions and other organizations to create teaching and learning environments that reflect their vision, values, goals, pedagogical approaches and branding. Desire2Learn and its subsidiaries support more than five million learners worldwide and clients include higher education, K-12, as well as associations, government and other leading organizations. For more information, visit:, call 1.888.772.0325 or 1.519.772.0325.

About Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement (JA) began in Waterloo Region 37 years ago. Today, it is a part of a network of 16 JA organizations across Canada. Last year, 220,000 Canadian students benefited from JA in-school and after-school programs. A key feature of all Junior Achievement programs is the involvement of volunteers from the local business community. These dedicated people share their expertise and experience with the student, while guiding them through the “experiential-learning” program materials. For more information, please visit Junior Achievement of Waterloo Region.


John McLeod
Director of Marketing
Desire2Learn Incorporated
519.772.0325 ext. 378
[email protected]