Bo Forbes

Bo Forbes is currently the Business Development Director for Reach Toronto. Reach Toronto is a Not for Profit organization, offering unique programs for adults and youth with ASD, Asperger's Syndrome and Mild Intellectual Disabilities. Bo’s unique approach to corporate partnerships has encouraged partners such as BMO and Greenwin to fund programming to help these individuals gain independent living skills, such as Financial Literacy.

He is also the Business Development Director for New Opportunities Learning Centre, a Private Career College that primarily supports and educates injured WSIB return to work students. He was instrumental in developing a partnership between Reach Toronto and New Opportunities Learning Centre. Through his vision and determination New Opportunities has been granted the right to accept modified admissions for ASD students, by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, to obtain a college Diploma. This program allows ASD students who would not otherwise be able to attend a post secondary education program the opportunity to do so.

Bo joined the Canadian Forces in 1979 as an Infantry soldier with the Royal Canadian Regiment and served for 25 years. During his career he had the opportunity to be a member of Peace Keeping UN missions and also be involved in various Defense of Canada operations.

Upon retirement from the military Mr. Forbes accepted the position of Manager of the Provincial Animal Care Centre for the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Newmarket.

In 2007 Bo opened his own business, KewlEarth, and invented the first mobile water-drinking trailer, The Water Wagon. The Ontario Government sent KewlEarth to the 2010 Olympics as one the most innovative companies in Ontario. They provided free drinking water to millions of spectators during the Olympics.

Bo has served as a board member of the United Way of Stratford and is a current member of Rotary. He is the past chair of Stratford’s Chamber of Commerce. He is also the past host of the Roger’s TV show Politically Speaking.