DECA Grit 2016

DECA Leadership Conference 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)

2018-2019 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. 24, 2018

SAF and Waterloo booth
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DECA Waterloo Regionals  Nov. 3, 2018 St. Mary's CHS, 1500 Block Line Rd., Kitchener, ON
DECA Nor-Eastern and Private School Regionals Nov. 4, 2018 Sinclair SS, 380 Tauton Rd., E., Whitby, ON
DECA York Regionals Nov. 10, 2018 Richmond Hill HS, 201 Yorkland St., Richmond Hill, ON
DECA Toronto Regionals Nov. 16, 2018 Cedarbrae CI, 550 Markham Rd, Scarborough, ON
DECA - Peel Regionals Nov. 17, 2018 North Park SS, 10 North Park Dr., Brampton, ON
DECA Hamilton Regionals Nov. 24, 2018 Iroquois Ridge HS, 1123 Glenashton Rd., Oakville, ON
GRIT DECA Entrepreneurship Conference Nov. 24, 2018

Special conference for DECA Regional competitors from across Ontario. ALL registered DECA members are welcome to register. FREE

DECA Provincials Feb 7 - Feb 9, 2019
  • SAF and Waterloo booth
  • Sponsorship of BFS, ACT, and FTDM competitions
  • Workshops to DECA students and teachers
The International Career Development Conference (ICDC)

April 25 - May 2, 2019

  • Keynote speaker for Canadian students
  • Workshops to DECA teachers and students
DECA Leadership Conference June 2019

Conference co-hosted by the SAF and DECA Ontario. 

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