Achievements and Recognition

The founders are very involved in their community and have received recognition for their work through awards and invitations to speak.

Monica Kreuger
President & CEO, Global Infobrokers Inc.

Community Involvement & Leadership

Chair of Entrepreneurship Council, Enterprise Saskatchewan; Past Chair of Assistance to Local Leadership Immigrant Employment Advisory Group; Community Partner and Mentor for the Canadian Youth Business Foundation; Past Board Member of the Business Mentorship Institute of Saskatchewan; President of the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce; Past Chair of the Professional Advisory Board for the U of S chapter of the student run Students in Free Enterprise club;

Past Treasurer of the Saskatchewan Intercultural Association; Past Vice President and Past Chair of the Professional Development Committee of the Saskatoon Chapter of the Business and Professional Women Club; Past Chair of the Saskatoon Chapter of the Children’s International Summer Villages; Member of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce, Investor with Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority, Member of the Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship; Mentor with the Raj Manek Mentorship Program; Member of Cold Lake, Bonnyville, and Lac La Biche Chambers of Commerce; Member of the Internaitonal Education Committee, Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration.


  • Masters of Business Administration, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, 1995
  • Bachelor of Arts, Honours, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, 1978 Major: Sociology with a focus on Criminology

Recent Awards

  • 2011 Consumers Choice Award for Business Woman of the Year
  • 2010 Nominee for Athena Award Business and Professional Women Saskatoon Chapter
  • 2009 Finalist for Business Leader of the Year in Saskatchewan
  • 2009 Nominated for RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year
  • 2008 YWCA Woman of Distinction in the Entrepreneurship Category
  • 2008 Most Supportive Business Advisory Board member of the year for ace Canada.
  • 2008 Top Ten Women of Influence in Saskatchewan
  • 2007 Canadian Youth Business Foundation Community Partner of the Year
  • 2007 Most Supportive Individual for ace: Saskatchewan (Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship – national network of student run clubs)
  • 2006 Named one of 100 Reasons 100 People for Saskatoon's Centennial

Brent Kreuger
Vice President, Global Infobrokers Inc., 
Principal, Praxis International Institute

Teamwork & Community Involvement

  • Member of The Saskatoon Club
  • Member of Craik Sustainable Living Project
  • Member of Rivergreen Eco Village – an eco friendly live work space in Saskatoon
  • Facilitator for design charette with Rivergreen Eco Village during design stages
  • Member of CISV (Children’s International Summer Villages) Saskatoon Chapter recently returned from volunteer project in Colombia
  • Member of the YMCA
  • Past Vice-President/President of the Saskatoon Young Entrepreneurs Association
  • Past Vice-President and President of Spadina Childcare Co-Operative

Conferences and Papers

  • Presenter to Entrepreneurship Class in Babson College, Massachusetts, USA 2010
  • Keynote speaker, Entrepreneurship Education Conference, Mumbai, India 2009
  • Speaker, Entrepreneurship Education Conference, Germany 2009
  • Presented a workshop on Entrepreneurship as a Career Option at the International Council on Small Business – Halifax, Canada 2008
  • Facilitator for a workshop on Green Entrepreneurship at the MIT Global Startup workshop – Madrid, Spain – 2008
  • Presented a workshop on Cross Cultural Entrepreneurship at the MIT Global Startup workshop – Trondheim, Norway – 2007
  • Presented at the MIT Global Startup workshop – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 2005
  • Presented a paper on the constraints of using text based models for distance learning at the 2004 Distance Education Technology Symposium in Banff.
  • Presented a paper on recognizing client learning styles at the Distance Education Technologies Symposium, 2004
  • Presented a paper on introducing entrepreneurship into the public school system at the National WestCast educational conference, 1996
  • Presented a brief to the National Task Force on Childcare, 1986, Saskatoon


  • Masters of Distance Education, Athabasca University, Athabasca, Alberta, 2008
    Areas of specialty: adult education; entrepreneurial training; distance learning
  • Bachelor of Education, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 1995:
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, Toronto, Ontario, 1984
    Major: Film and Photography. 


Top ten Canadian finalist for the Dell Small Business technology award 2008

Graduates of the Praxis School of Entrepreneurship have also provided many testimonials, only of a few of which are below:


Efren Pereira

“Praxis has allowed me to open and run my dream business.  I really couldn’t have opened my recording studio without their program and guidance. Thank you so much Praxis!”

Efren Pereira Jr., Star Lab Recording

Candice Zimmerman

"Praxis School of Entrepreneurship was an unbelievable opportunity for me. I dreamed about starting a business for years but once I started the program, I was open within 6 months. The support offered was fantastic!"

Candice Zimmerman,
Sunday Morning Organic Salon and Spa

Kara Brekke

“Praxis assisted me in learning as well as developing and enhancing prior skills and knowledge. I became aware of many different aspects of business that deserved recognition.”

Kara Brekke, Great Canadian Oil Change