About Us

JA Central Ontario

JA Central Ontario is a member of JA Canada and part of JA Worldwide (JA), the world’s largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating young people about business. Since 1968, schools in Central Ontario have relied on us to prepare young people for success in an ever-changing global economy. In fact, during the 2016-2017 school year, over 55,000 students benefitted from our programs, each delivered free of charge by volunteers from local business communities, coupling their real-life experience with our innovative program content. Our programs focus on work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship, giving students the confidence and skills they need to become the next generation of business and community leaders.

JA Central Ontario is responsible for the geographic area bounded by Barrie, Bowmanville and Burlington.

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JA Canada

JA Canada is the largest youth business education organization in Canada. For over 58 years, we have been inspiring and preparing more than 4 million Canadian young people to succeed in an ever-changing global economy. The organization provides young Canadians with opportunities to learn financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness skills via engaging programs and with the help of dedicated volunteers. With a national office and 16 Charters and Alternate Delivery Models serving students from coast to coast, we work in partnership with educators, volunteers and businesses. Visit http://www.jacanada.org for more information.

JA Worldwide

JA Worldwide is the world’s largest Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) dedicated to educating young people about business. With over 120 member organizations worldwide, we bring a global view of business to local communities. We partner with educators, donors and volunteers to bring a real world experience into the classroom. Our programs give students the confidence and skills they need to become the next generation of business and community leaders. Visit http://www.jaworldwide.org for more information.