8th June 2012

Youth In Motion’s Top 20 Under 20

youth in motionThe achievements of 20 dynamic young Canadians were recognized yesterday at the ninth Annual Top 20 Under 20™Award Breakfast at Arcadian Court.  Presented by Youth in Motion and sponsored by Intact Insurance and Intact Foundation, the Top 20 Under 20™ Award has three pillars: Innovation, Leadership and Achievement.  Prepare to be inspired by their incredible accomplishments and compelling personal stories, as the 2012 Top 20 Under 20™ Leaders describe their innovative projects, community achievements and lessons in leadership.

This unique event invites the public to meet and hear from 20 outstanding youth, each one selected after a rigorous and impartial judging process.  A highly supportive audience turns out to show its confidence in Canada’s top emerging talent and to learn about the Top 20 Under 20™ year-long leadership development and mentoring model. The 2012 award recipients range in age from 16 – 19 and represent a cross-section of diverse communities from coast to coast. As part of a leadership summit, Intact Financial Corporation will welcome the young leaders to meet with senior executives.

“We’re proud to celebrate the achievements of Canada’s Top 20 under 20. These bright young stars have helped build stronger communities in Canada and abroad through their innovative inventions, social activism and philanthropic efforts. The personal excellence exhibited by the Top 20 is truly inspirational,” said Louis Gagnon, President and Chief Operating Officer of Intact Financial Corporation.

The Top 20 Under 20™ Award Program major supporters include:

  • Intact Insurance
  • Intact Foundation
  • Astral Media Inc.
  • PepsiCo Canada
  • The Globe and Mail
  • Right Management
  • the Institute of the Chartered Accountants of Ontario
  • The Keg Spirit Foundation
  • Studentawards.com
  • Winners Merchants International L.P.
  • Freedom 55 Financial
  • Spark Inc.
  • Aimia Inc.

Top 20 Under 20™ rewards young Canadians who show significant innovation, achievement, and leadership.

The 2012 Top 20 Under 20™ Leaders:

  • Ali-Faizan Virji (AB)
  • Anjan Katta (BC)
  • Brooke Harrison (ON)
  • Danny Huang (AB)
  • David Wang (BC)
  • Dheevesh Arulmani (ON)
  • Dustin Garron (ON)
  • Jaxson Khan (ON)
  • Joseph Linzon (ON)
  • Kelly Lovell (ON)
  • Marshall Zhang (ON)
  • Michael Peters (BC)
  • Mingye Chen (BC)
  • Mirian Dang (ON)
  • Molly Thomason (NS)
  • Nicholas Schiefer (ON)
  • Rameez Viji (AB)
  • Sarah Flaherty (ON)
  • Vaibhavi Solanki (ON)
  • Zane Schwartz (ON)
This entry was posted on Friday, June 8th, 2012 at 7:39 am and is filed under Associations, Awards, Careers, National News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
  1. Tami Quiring (@VillageGamer)
    9:45 am on June 8th, 2012

    .@Youth_In_Motion Recognizes Top 20 Under 20 http://t.co/sdkCnCmF

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