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Toronto Stock Exchange: Canada’s Next 150


Toronto Stock Exchange: Canada’s Next 150


Celebrating Canada’s 150th year, the Toronto Stock Exchange (TMX Group) launched a unique marketing campaign – showcasing the new generation of talented, dynamic and ambitious Canadians.

Canada’s Next 150 aims to shine a spotlight on entrepreneurs, from high school students to entrepreneurs in their early 40s. These entrepreneurs are the future leaders of tomorrow, within Canada and globally. The nominees have made an impact within various business fields, including, but not limited to, sustainability, sports, and finance. TMX Group decided to collaborate with Canadians to recognize the emerging leaders of tomorrow.

“With roots that predate Confederation, TMX Group has proudly served at the centre of Canada’s capital markets throughout our nation’s history, providing an engine for turning potential into reality” – Alison Simpson, SVP Marketing & Brand, TMX Group

TMX has featured the nominees on their Facebook page – providing the greatest accomplishments for each of the Canadian leaders.

I’m proud to say that I have been nominated by Junior Achievement of Central Ontario as one of Canada’s 150:


“Jelani is a University of Toronto student who teaches millennials how to be financially savvy through his website, Bay Street Blog. Jelani founded the blog with the intention of improving millennials’ financial literacy. The website covers a variety of personal finance topics, including credit cards, real estate and saving habits.

Jelani’s goal is to continue growing Bay Street Blog into the go-to resource for personal finance. He also hopes to fulfill his potential when it comes to impacting how younger generations manage money.” (TMX Group)

I founded Bay Street Blog in 2015 was because my friends would always ask personal finance related questions (such as real estate, credit cards, and investing). I decided to create a Millennial Financial Hub in order educate millennials on personal finance on a larger scale. Bay Street Blog has been featured on various platforms such as Vice Money, Investing.com, and Millennial Money Meetup. Recently, Bay Street Blog has been named as one of the 10 Canadian Real Estate Blogs to follow by Zoocasa.  Personally, I have a passion for helping others with their personal finances – I plan on continuing this, while growing the scalability of Bay Street Blog.

How to Nominate

Do you know someone who is a future Canadian leader? You can nominate that person by emailing a picture of them, with a short paragraph of why you think they’ll be a future leader. Submissions can be emailed to canada150@tmx.com by Friday August 11th. This application is open to all Canadians, from coast-to-coast.

The main objective is to celebrate the many accomplishments Canadians have achieved. As one of the fastest growing G20 economies, it’s important for us to recognize our personal accomplishments and working outside of your comfort zone to achieve new, ambitious goals.

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Writer: Jelani Smith

Disclaimer: All investing can potentially be risky. Investing or borrowing can lead into financial losses. All content on Bay Street Blog are solely for educational purposes. All other information are obtained from credible and authoritative references. Bay Street Blog is not responsible for any financial losses from the information provided. When investing or borrowing, always consult with an industry professional.

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