Toronto - Corporate
“I am deeply honoured to have been chosen by the OPG Native Circle as one of the two recipients of the John Wesley Beaver Memorial Award.”
As a Financial Analyst in the Taxation Department and former Human Resources Intern at OPG’s Head Office, Jason has a double major – Commerce and Administration, and Native Studies – and was a recipient of the $4,000 John Wesley Beaver Memorial Award. Two such awards are granted each year by OPG to post-secondary students (one male, one female) of Native ancestry whose qualifications include involvement in extracurricular activities, and a demonstrated interest in their Native community or a commitment to Native culture and heritage.
Jason is particularly proud of this award because he feels that Jack Beaver, a WWII fighter pilot of Ojibway descent, who subsequently held many engineering and management positions at OPG’s predecessor, Ontario Hydro, exemplified many of the personal and professional qualities he admires.
At OPG, Jason is currently working towards his CMA designation while working full-time, while previously as an Intern student, he was responsible for organizing learning events for other Co-op and Intern students. Jason has benefited from continuing education and urges everyone to take advantage of the learning opportunities available, including your colleagues. He knows from personal experience that many OPG employees have been with the company for many years and in different roles, and love to share their diverse expertise.
Jason also finds it rewarding to know that what he does, and what his department does, is significant to the company while giving him valuable business exposure that will help him build a successful career.