Commerce students consulting event helps Sick Kids Hospital

Posted on February 25, 2014

Kingston – Feb. 25, 2014 - Commerce students put their heads together to develop strategies to help Toronto’s Sick Kids Foundation as part of the Commerce Society’s annual Consulting for a Cause event held Feb. 8. At this one-day case competition, student teams suggested ways of increasing participation in a new Sick Kids initiative, The Great Camp Adventure, an adventure walk in Toronto that mimics the summer camp experience.

Ted Garrard, the President and CEO of the Sick Kids Foundation, was on hand to introduce the challenge and join a panel of judges who assessed the teams’ presentations. The first place team landed prizes from sponsors the Remington Group, Jack Astor’s and Pepsi.

This annual event is organized by the Queen’s Non-Profit Gateway, a Commerce Society group led this year by Katie Shaw, Comm’14, and Casey Paterson, Comm’15. Both agreed that the day provided a great opportunity for students to get involved, develop valuable skills, and provide some tangible benefits for an outstanding non-profit organization