2018-2019 Board of Directors

Devin Gauthier, Chair
Sandbox Software Solutions

Joe Varamo, Vice-Chair
St. Jerome’s University

Lynne Bard, Past Chair
Beyond Rewards Inc.

Stefan Wiesen, Treasurer
Intrigue Media

Lauren Fyke, Secretary
University of Guelph

Christine Chapman
City of Guelph

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

Katherine Cavan
Miller Thomson LLP


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 519-827-6468, or email us at career.education@ugdsb.on.ca  

Lynne Bard, CEC Chair
President/Senior Consultant
Beyond Rewards, Inc.