Business activity affects the daily lives of all Canadians as they work, spend, save, invent, travel, and play. It influences jobs, incomes, and opportunities for personal enterprise. Business has a significant effect on the standard of living and quality of life of Canadians, and on the environment in which they live and which future generations will inherit. Eventually, most students will encounter the world of business, whether they work in cities or towns or in rural areas. They must be prepared to engage in business activity with confidence and competence. Young people need to understand how business functions, its role in our society, the opportunities it generates, the skills it requires, and the potential impact it can have on their lives and society, today and in the future. The Business Studies program will build a strong foundation for those who wish to move on to further study and training in specialized areas such as management, international business, marketing, accounting, information technology, computer applications, or entrepreneurship. It will also provide practical skills for those who wish to move directly into the world of business.
Awards are given to students who excel in certain areas of business studies:
- Mark Preston Marketing Award
- Senior Business Studies Award
- Business Certificate
- IT Application Award
- Investors Group Stock Market Award
- Co-op Award: OCEA Award of Excellence
To find out how you can win one of these awards, please speak to a business teacher.
New York City Trip
Join the dynamic teachers of the Business Department as they visit the world center of commerce and finance. We will be staying in mid-Manhattan with easy access to many fabulous sites. The following are scheduled possible events for the NYC trip:
- Circle Line Boat Cruise around Manhattan Island.
- Walking tour of Financial District (Ground Zero)
- Exploring Times Square, and the Empire State Building
- Touring United Nations
- Travel to upper 5th. Avenue to view highend retailing
- Plenty of free time for SHOPPING, baseball or Hockey games