Our Impact

JA Central Ontario has been making a real impact on Canadian youth for almost 50 years. The JA experience is proven to inspire students, giving them the confidence they need to succeed in business and in life.


Research undertaken by the Boston Consulting Group confirms JA’s impact, showing that:

JA Alumni are more likely to open their own business.

to open their own business which leads to innovation, new jobs and wealth creation.

JA Alumni are 3X more likely to hold senior and middle management positions in the organizations.

to hold senior and middle management positions in their respective organizations. *


ManpowerGroup reports that:

JA Alumni are more employable from ages 19 to 24.

at 19 to 24 years of age when they learn the skill of networking.

JA Alumni are 5x less likely to loose employment later in life.

to be jobless later in life having obtained the skill of networking.

Given that today Canadian’s 19-24 are facing unemployment rates that are 2.5 times higher than the average, more students today than ever before need the benefits of the JA experience.

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Students reached annually

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Dedicated volunteers

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Schools in 11 school districts

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Students on wait list