The Keg Spirit Foundation Next Generation Leaders Forum Award

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APPLICATION DUE DATE: Monday, May 1, 2017 (11:59 pm Pacific Time)

The Keg Spirit Foundation Next Generation Leaders Forum Award recognizes significant progress made by individual students in developing their networking and communications skills. Recipients of this award will have the opportunity to learn the business and networking skills needed to lead organizations of the future by participating in the Next Generation Leaders Forum, an annual conference which brings together high school students from across Canada and overseas for a week of leadership training and inspiration. The conference is organized and hosted by JA Canada. The location and date of the 2017 conference has yet to be announced.

Five students will be selected from across British Columbia to receive an all-expenses-paid trip to participate in the conference.

Eligibility & Requirements


To be eligible for this award, you must meet the following criteria:

  •  Be a secondary student who has completed either JA Company Program, JA Titan or Be Entrepreneurial in the 2016-2017 school year.
  • Display proficient written and oral communication skills, demonstrate basic networking strategies, and be interested in current affairs and business-related topics. 
  • Are capable of travelling on their own.
  • Must be willing and able to fully participate in the JA Canada's Next Generation Leaders' forum scheduled for August 2017 (date and location to be announced).
  • Have not previously been a recipient of this award.
  • Be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident


You must submit the following:

  • Completed online application
  • Two letters of recommendation from a teacher (preferably from the applicant’s JA Teacher) or counselor.  
  • A 500-word response to the essay question
  • An updated resume 

If shortlisted for this award, applicants may be required to attend a brief interview in person or by telephone.


If selected as a winner, award recipients must commit to the following activities:

  • Attend the Next Generation Leaders Forum in August.
  • Be confident and capable of travelling safely on their own.
  • Consult with JABC staff about travel arrangements to the conference
  • Provide a thank you letter with photos, as directed by JABC staff, to thank the award sponsor within two weeks of attending the forum. 


The winning students will receive an award to attend the Next Generation Leaders Forum. The award covers conference registration, travel, accommodation and meals. As there is no cash substitute for this award, it is expected that winners will make every effort to attend. In the event the winner is unable to attend, JABC will select an alternate award candidate.

This awards will be presented to the winners at their local JA student celebration events. Winners will be notified in late May/early June.   

Application Form

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Application Materials

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Additional Information

You may also email or mail us your reference letters no later than one week after the application deadline. 

You may also email or mail us your reference letters no later than one week after the application deadline. 

Submit your Application

When you are ready to submit your application, please click "Submit" below.

If you haven't already uploaded them, you will also need to email or mail us two letters of recommendation from a teacher (preferably from your JA teacher), counselor, or post-secondary professor. 

Reference letters should be sent to the attention of Rosine Hage-Moussa via:


or mail:

JA British Columbia

360 - 475 West Georgia Street

Vancouver, BC  V6B 4M9

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