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Jack Ammendolia, BES, PLE

Managing Partner and Director, Education

Sector: Education

905-272-3600 ext. 230

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Biography

Since 1999, Jack has worked with school boards across Ontario and Canada, as well as First Nations communities and federal agencies like Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada.  He is also involved with community-based social services, such as Bruce Grey Child and Family Services, and Community Foundation Grey Bruce.

Jack specializes in school board planning and the study of school-age demographics, including facility and capital planning, education development charges, pupil accommodation reviews, capital priority business case submissions and enrolment forecasting.  He regularly leads seminars and facilitates discussion around school board funding and education matters.

Jack started at Watson as an Analyst and advanced quickly to Project Manager before leaving in 2007 to start his own consultancy, The Ammendolia Group (TAG).

Watson purchased TAG in 2012 and Jack returned to the firm to assume his current role as head of the Education division.

In 2018, Jack and Jamie Cook, Director of Land Economics at Watson, developed the Research, Data Collection & Analysis course for Seneca’s Sustainable Planning & Development program.  The course is foundational for students interested in starting or advancing a career in sustainable land-use planning and community development.

Jack graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Honours) degree in Urban and Regional Planning.  He is a current member of the Council for Educational Facilities Planners International, the Ontario Land Economist Association, Lambda Alpha International Land Economics Society and the Urban Land Institute.

A proud supporter of his hometown of Hamilton, Jack now lives in Toronto. He loves to eat, and therefore loves Toronto, because it offers so many different restaurants and types of food. Jack and his family can often be found enjoying one of the many local eateries that dot his west end neighbourhood.

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