Chartered Professional Accountants

Chartered Professional Accountants (CPAs) possess a strong set of accounting and leadership skills required for today’s business world. They have the financial foresight to innovate and effectively create change in any industry. They are forward-thinking problem solvers who effectively communicate in a professional and ethical way.
With more than 217,000 members across Canada and the world, CPA is one of the largest professional designations globally.

The Associates

The Associates are proud leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs moving the Manitoba economy forward. Comprised of more than 300 senior executives, The Associates have been a driving force since 1982 advancing business education at the I.H. Asper School of Business. The Asper students are linked to the business community through mentorship programs, ongoing networking events and philanthropy. Giving back to the Asper School of Business and business community are the hallmark attributes of the Associates.


Commerce Students’ Association (CSA)

The Commerce Students’ Association (CSA) is the entire student body enrolled in the I.H. Asper School of Business. This includes the 1800+ students in the Undergraduate Bachelor of Commerce program. Our “Work Hard, Play Hard” motto is demonstrated through the involvement of all students in our faculty. We strongly encourage every student to get involved, if only in a small part to help make Asper the best faculty on campus, and make your university experience the best it can be!

I.H. Asper School of Business

The I.H. Asper School of Business has thrived for over 80 years providing world-class education to leaders and innovators who contribute ethically to the social and economic well-being of Manitoba and the world.  Taking our place among leading business schools we are committed to transforming research and scholarship, building a community that creates an outstanding learning environment, forging connections to foster high impact community engagement, and inspiring minds through innovative and quality teaching and learning. Our students thrive because of our strong connections with the business community, in a region with high labour demand across all industries, and our intimate class sizes and dynamic course offerings provide an opportunity to exchange ideas and dig deep into the issues and challenges of today’s business world.


CWB Financial Group

Canadian Western Bank (TSX:CWB.TO) is a chartered, full-service bank that offers business and personal banking solutions and expertise, along with an unwavering obsession with our clients’ success. We’ve offered customized financial solutions for over 35 years, and operate with a clear focus on meeting the unique financial needs of business owners. Through our network of branches, business offices and mobile relationship teams, we help clients grow their businesses, manage their money and realize their financial potential. Learn more at


With client expectations shifting in today’s digital world, we’ve been on a journey to transform our bank. Leveraging new technologies and creating an exceptional digital client experience is only part of our strategy. We fundamentally believe that in order to stay connected with our customers and maintain relevance, we need to reimagine the role we play in our clients’ lives.


Bison Transport

Bison Transport is a multiple-award-winning Canadian transport company. We employ the latest technologies and operate one of the largest and most modern fleets in the industry. With offices and facilities throughout Canada, our dedicated staff and safe, professional Drivers provide a wide range of transportation, warehousing, and logistics services throughout North America. Bison Transport is a high-service, dependable and value-creating supply-chain partner.

CFA Societies Canada

CFA Societies Canada is a collaboration of CFA Institute and the 12 Canadian member societies. It brings together these organizations to lead the investment industry in Canada by advocating for the highest professional standards, integrity, and ethics for the ultimate benefit of Canadians.

CMC Canada

The Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada) fosters excellence and integrity in the management consulting profession. CMC-Canada administers, and its provincial Institutes confer, the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation in Canada. The Association and its 2300+ members advocate for the CMC designation and are dedicated to advancing the profession and delivering the benefits of these efforts to the client community.


The Enterprise Machine Intelligence and Learning Initiative (EMILI) was created to prepare and empower the Manitoba economy to leverage digital disruption for success with a specific focus on digital agriculture. EMILI works with industry and academia to accelerate the adoption of intelligent technologies and to provide people with the skills and training required in a digital economy.


Integrationworx specializes in all things related to data. We are Systems Integrators that solve challenges with data integration, master data management, analytics and data engineering. We develop custom data integration and data management solutions for cloud-based, on-premise and hybrid environments across a wide range of business problems and industries.

Raymond James

Raymond James is one of North America’s leading independent full-service investment dealers with an extensive presence across Canada and the United States. Raymond James Ltd. is the Canadian subsidiary of Raymond James Financial, Inc. Established in 1962, our parent firm made its initial public offering in 1983 and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange using the ticker symbol RJF.

Red Bull

Inspired by functional drinks from the Far East, Dietrich Mateschitz founded Red Bull in the mid-1980s. He developed not only a new product but also a unique marketing concept and launched Red Bull Energy Drink in Austria on April 1, 1987. A completely new product category was born – caffeinated energy drinks.

Official Technology Partner

Daemon Defense Systems

Daemon Defense Systems (DDS) Inc. is a Winnipeg-based, Enterprise IT consulting firm, with an almost 20 year history of providing Information Communications Technology professional services. Ranging from the planning of intricate network infrastructure, to project management, and the design & implementation of enterprise systems, in numerous vertical markets. Daemon Defense has a reputation in North America for our ability to always finish – on time and on budget. Daemon Defense has worked with clients in Winnipeg that include the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, True North Square, and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and abroad with Mosaic Stadium in Regina, the Barack Obama Presidential Library in Chicago, and Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix.

Official AV Partner

Inland AV

Inland AV is a full service audiovisual company established in 1937. It now serves all of Western Canada with comprehensive audiovisual services in five locations; Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg. Inland AV’s specialists provide a complete range of services through their sales, service, and rentals divisions. Winning Presentations Start Here because of our experience and expertise in managing projects from beginning to end. In fact, there is never an end because we want to provide your ongoing service and support.



EMCO Corporation is one of Canada’s largest integrated distributors of products for the construction industry. EMCO offers products in the distinct categories of plumbing, waterworks, industrial and HVAC. We strive to satisfy the needs of our customers with a focused product assortment, transported and sold through an extensive network of Profit Centres, distribution warehouses and showrooms across Canada.

Pitblado Law

At Pitblado Law, we seek, attract, and celebrate legal professionals who are shaped by values, inspired by our clients, and driven to succeed.

TableSpace Co-Working

TableSpace is a place for entrepreneurs, small businesses and professionals who are seeking out a space to reach their goals and connect with like-minded individuals. The space is intentionally designed with you in mind, as a home away from home, and a community hub in Osborne Village (Winnipeg).



TELUS is a dynamic, world-leading communications and information technology company with $15 billion in annual revenue and 15.4 million customer connections spanning wireless, data, IP, voice, television, entertainment, video and security. We leverage our global-leading technology to enable remarkable human outcomes. Our longstanding commitment to putting our customers first fuels every aspect of our business, making us a distinct leader in customer service excellence and loyalty. TELUS Health is Canada’s largest healthcare IT provider, and TELUS International delivers the most innovative business process solutions to some of the world’s most established brands.


We exist to serve students and strive to enhance student life and the quality of education through consultation, representation and advocacy. Our responsibility is to deliver efficient and effective services to the students that pay into the organization. We are for students, by students. We advocate for students to all three levels of government and to the University, and are committed to ensuring your education is high quality and affordable.

Special Recognition

IT Xchange

IT Xchange is your partner in protecting your information Technology investments. IT Xchange offers many innovative products and services to organizations involved in the deployment, management and disposal of information technology

Discover the Age of Innovation at JDC West 2021

Power the next generation of business leaders! Your involvement with the competition will not only provide your company with valuable exposure to the top students in Western Canada – but your support will help facilitate this life changing competition for these students. Each one of our partners will truly provide each delegate with an invaluable professional and personal experience.

Are you interested in getting involved with JDC West? Please reach out to Don McKenzie, VP Corporate Relations for additional information about how you or your company can get involved with JDC West 2021.

Don McKenzie
VP Corporate Relations
[email protected]