James K. Irving received The Learning Partnership’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Saint John N.B. on Sept. 13, 2013. He got there with his PALS, the Partners Assisting Local Schools initiative he started in 2000 with Bev MacDonald, Director of Education with School District 8 in Saint John, New Brunswick. The project helps young inner-city students realize their full potential by combining a focus on academic achievement with a positive school environment. Check out more here. True to form, J.K. Irving isn’t resting on his laurels.


The Learning Partnership is a national charitable organization that champions a strong public education system in Canada, through programs that encourage entrepreneurship, technology development, early childhood education and the popular Take Your Kid to Work Day. Find out more and how you can get involved here.

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