2016-2017 Board of Directors

Lynne Bard, Chair

Beyond Rewards Inc.

Sean McLafferty, Treasurer


Lauren Fyke, Secretary

Student/Youth Board Member

Dana Ure

City of Guelph

Brian Capovilla

Wellington Catholic District School Board

Carlo Zen

Upper Grand District School Board

Jason Humphrey

Conestoga College

Benita O’Beirn

Linamar Corporation

Jane Wielhorski

Guelph Chamber of Commerce

Charles Benyair

Upper Grand District School Board

Joe Veramo

University of Guelph

Evan Campbell

Miller Thomson LLP

Ruthanne Finnigan

Wellington Catholic District School Board/Upper Grand District School Board

Martha MacNeil

Upper Grand District School Board

Devin Gauthier

Sandbox Software Solutions

Marios Matsias

Business Centre Guelph-Wellington

Stefan Wiesen

Intrigue Media


Chair's Message

The Career Education Council (CEC) team is dedicated to its work in Guelph, Wellington and Dufferin, providing a pathway for our youth between education and business.  The team works closely with our educators (Upper Grand District School Board, Wellington Catholic District School Board, The University of Guelph, Conestoga College), businesses in our communities, apprenticeships, and association stakeholders in providing experiential opportunities for our youth through events such as Career Pathways, Your Future Your Choice, Workplace Tours and many others throughout the year. 

The teams dedication and passion is what inspired me to become a part of the Career Education Council Board along with my desire to make a difference in the lives of our youth, to contribute to an organization who’s focus is on youth in our community and to give back to the community my family and I grew up in. 

Our youth are a vital part of our future in business and in society as a whole.  Your commitment to their future is critical in their journey to success and a sustainable business culture within our communities. Get involved – Volunteer and/or attend our events!  Be part of the Change – sponsor an event! Make a Difference – make a financial donation!

For more information on how you can become involved or support our ventures by impacting the future of our youth -  please contact us at 519-836-7280 ext. 621 or email us at career.education@ugdsb.on.ca  

Lynne Bard, CEC Chair

President/Senior Consultant

Beyond Rewards, Inc.