About Junior Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador Business Hall of Fame

Congratulations to the 2018 inductees:

  • Zita Cobb, founder and CEO, Shorefast Foundation
  • Mark Dobbin, founder and president, Killick Capital Inc.
  • Bredan Paddick, founder and former chairman and CEO, Columbus International Inc.

Since 1990, Junior Achievement has recognized and honoured entrepreneurs who have inspired others through their investment and success in business and community. As significantly, it has provided the future leaders of our province - our youth - with role models of excellence. In addition to celebrating business excellence, the event is Junior Achievement’s signature fundraiser, supporting work that focuses on the development of financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship for youth.

The 2018 Junior Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador Business Hall of Fame will take place on May 31st, 2018. Table registration forms are available on the Gala page



 About JA

Junior Achievement (JA) of Newfoundland and Labrador, a not-for-profit registered charity, is one of 15 charters in Canada.  JA inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy by delivering innovative in-school and after-school business education programs to elementary, junior high, and high school students.  JA programs prepare students for work and life success by instilling critical competencies related to financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship.

Junior Achievement of Newfoundland and Labrador was established in 1985 and began by servicing 159 students in St. John’s.  Today, JA programs are delivered province wide by approximately 300 volunteers reaching an average of 5,000 students annually.  Cumulatively since 1985, JA has served over 120,000 students in Newfoundland and Labrador.


To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.


Belief in the boundless potential of young people.

Commitment to the principles of market-based economics and entrepreneurship.

Passion for what we do and honesty, integrity and excellence in how we do it.

Respect for the talents, creativity, perspectives and backgrounds of all individuals.

Belief in the power of partnership and collaboration.

Interested in the JA Business Hall of Fame? Contact us.