Partnership with DECA

DECA Grit 2016

DECA Grit Summit 2016 with students and Patty Mah, Associate Director, Admissions and Communications


DECA Ontario LogoThe University of Waterloo has been long time sponsors of DECA, and in 2007, the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) took over this sponsorship and enhanced our relationship with DECA Ontario

This partnership is based on our mutual dedication to developing the business leaders of tomorrow. Beginning in 2007, the SAF has offered opportunities such as presentations, workshops and conferences for DECA students and teachers.

Our relationship has expanded over the years, and the SAF is currently a Platinum Sponsor of DECA Provincials, sponsoring the following competitions: 

  • BFS - Business Finance Series (main sponsor)
  • ACT - Accounting Applications (co-sponsor)
  • FTDM - Financial Services (co-sponsor)

2017-2018 DECA Events

This year, representatives from the School of Accounting and Finance at the University of Waterloo will be present at the following DECA events:

Event Date Involvement
DECA Fall Symposium Sept. 25, 2017
  • SAF and Waterloo booth
  • Workshop: Financial Literacy for Teens
DECA Hamilton Regionals  Nov. 4, 2017  
DECA Nor-Eastern and Private School Regionals Nov. 5, 2017  
DECA Toronto Regionals Nov. 17, 2017  
DECA Peel Regionals Nov. 18, 2017  
DECA - York Regionals Nov. 19, 2017  
DECA Waterloo Regionals Nov. 25, 2017 SAF and Waterloo booth
DECA Provincial Prep Conference Jan.13, 2018

Special conference for DECA Regional Competition winners

DECA Provincials Feb 8 - Feb 10, 2018
  • SAF and Waterloo booth
  • Sponsorship of BFS, ACT, and FTDM competitions
  • Workshops to DECA students and teachers
The International Career Development Conference (ICDC)

April 2018

  • SAF and Waterloo booth
  • Workshops to DECA teachers
DECA Leadership Conference June 2018 Conference co-hosted by the SAF and DECA Ontario.