Peter Mansbridge Positive Impact Award

Open To: 
Friday, March 29, 2019



This award highlights a student’s achievement and commitment to utilize his/her voice to make a positive change and to better their community, the world, their future, and the future of the generations to come.

Application Package Requirements

  • A 500-word typed essay in PDF, Word or Google Doc format on the topic: As an aspiring leader, you are committed to the ongoing pursuit of knowledge, demonstrate forward-thinking and promote actions necessary to achieve a vision of prosperity. You demonstrate social responsibility through observation, research and ongoing dialogue and are committed to pursuing a career which will further build Canada’s future economic and social prosperity.
  • The editorial should also reflect how JA has inspired you to pursue further education and make a positive impact. Demonstrated how you would apply your skills to inspire future economic and social prosperity within your community.
  • A 2-4 minute video, uploaded to YouTube and including JA Canada in the title and description; this video does not need to be professionally produced; no other format is eligible.
  • Completed online application form.
  • 2 recommendation letters; 1 from a JA staff, 1 from a parent, guardian, educator or a community leader.
  • A résumé or portfolio that includes student activities, volunteer experience outside of school, extracurricular activities/hobbies and any leadership positions held In these activities.

Please note that where the application asks for a “Written Submission Link” you should put the link to your essay.


  • Any Achiever in his/her final year of secondary school (Grade 12) that has participated In JA programs in the current or immediate past academic year
  • The applicant must be attending a post-secondary Institution after high school graduation
  • The applicant must adhere to the rules and regulations of the award Including the completion of all documents requested In the application package requirements
Winners will be announced by May 13, 2019.


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