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Empower.
Engage.
Experience.

Illuminate Universe is an organization that is dedicated to the advancement of career and leadership development of Canadians. We engage and empower the next generation of business leaders through experiential learning and virtual experiences. With backing from our National Sponsors, Illuminate Universe is building fundamental employment skills coast-to-coast across Canada.

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Our Story

Illuminate Universe was created around the core value of providing students interested in business and leadership a community to not only connect with, but to grow alongside with.

 

What started initially as a small conference for Vancouver high school students has now engaged 4,500+ students from across the world, in countries such as China, Vietnam and the United States as well. 

  • 2013: Illuminate started as a Vancouver high school leadership conference in a local public library.

  • 2014: We held our first conference on the UBC campus with 80 students in attendance.

  • 2015: We expanded to host conferences in both Vancouver and Ontario with 160 students in attendance. 

  • 2016: We doubled our number of conferences and planned them throughout the year.

  • 2017: We scaled the conference from Vancouver to Toronto to Ottawa and London.

  • 2018: Our attendance for the event grows into 300 students per city. 

  • 2019: We started our first ever online iteration of experiential learning called Illuminate College, but it wasn't recognized by the Ministry of Education. 

  • 2020: We applied to the Ministry of Education to become a privatized high school called the Leadership Academy to offer business course credits. The Leadership Academy was unique in that it did not distribute assignments and exams. Instead, high schoolers were given weeks of hands-on experience as corporate analysts. 

  • 2021: We expanded into a collegiate market and opened club chapters across the top 10 universities in Canada. We also started our career advisory podcast called, "The Cast."

  • 2022: Now, Illuminate is financially backed by the Canadian Government to provide leadership, career, and business consulting services to:

    • 1) students with little work experience,

    • 2) adults looking to transition careers, and

    • 3) refugees & immigrants who want to upskill their hireability.

 

Our impact has touched many, all while staying true to our original goal of fostering the career and leadership potential of individuals around the world.

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Innovation

Technology

Global Mindset

Finance

Networking

Consulting

Our Services

Business
Consulting

Upskilling Canadians to be successful in their career endeavors.

Solving business and management problems for companies.

Student
Conferences

Providing high school and university students with corporate workshops and experiential learning.

Leadership
Academy

Granting high school business course credits for ambitious students seeking hands-on training.

Career Podcast

Sharing career advice from industry leaders through interactive interviews.

Event
Blog

Posting relevant articles about trends in the business industry and beyond. 

Partner
Sponsorships

Bridging the gap between companies and student talent during our leadership events.