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  • Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

Desire2Learn is Awarded Junior Achievement Business of the Year Award 2011

Press Release

Desire2Learn Incorporated is recognized for their outstanding contribution to supporting youth in the community and their practice of successful business philosophies.

Desire2Learn Incorporated (“Desire2Learn”), a leading provider of enterprise teaching and learning platforms, today announced it is the recipient of the Junior Achievement Business of the Year Award.

Last week, on November 3, Junior Achievement of Waterloo Region hosted the first annual “Business Spirits Awards” to recognize businesses that enhance community life in the Waterloo Region. Desire2Learn was amongst 14 organizations nominated for the Business of the Year Award.

The Business of the Year Award recognizes a company that is outstanding in all areas of business with a history of leading-edge marketing strategies, supporting youth throughout the community, exceptional corporate citizenship and high quality standards.

“As a company built on entrepreneurship, we understand the importance and impact that the work that Junior Achievement programs have on youth. As a business, it is our mandate to build and deliver solutions that enhance the learning experience. The efforts of Junior Achievement are aligned with this and we are truly honored to contribute to their mission,” states John Baker, President & CEO, Desire2Learn Incorporated.

A Desire2Learn employee, Heather Hennessy, was also recognized for her hard work as a volunteer Consultant for the Junior Achievement Company Program for the past seven years. Heather was nominated in the Mentorship category focused on utilizing effective and innovative ways to inspire youth and equip them with the knowledge, attitudes and skills they need to succeed in business.

“We share this award with the other nominees who ensure the Waterloo Region is a rich community to live and work in,” States Baker.

About Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement is the largest non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing youth to succeed in a global economy. Junior Achievement offers business education programs in the areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy, delivered at no cost to elementary, middle and high schools. Junior Achievement reaches over 250,000 students annually with 15,000 dedicated business volunteers in over 400 communities across Canada – that’s over 3.7 million students who have been part of Junior Achievement programs. For further information, visit

About Desire2Learn

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, goals, and branding. Desire2Learn and its subsidiaries support more than six million learners worldwide. Clients include higher education, K-12, and healthcare, as well as associations, government and other leading organizations. Founded in 1999, Desire2Learn has personnel in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. For more information, visit:, call 1.519.772.0325 or toll-free 1.888.772.0325 (within North America), +44 808.234.4235 (U.K. and Europe), 0.800.452.069 (New Zealand) and 1.800.656.210 (Australia).

Press Contacts:

John McLeod
Vice-President, Marketing, Desire2Learn
Twitter: @Desire2Learn