What We Do

Mission: Inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.

Vision: Be the partner of choice for business, education and policy makers across Central Ontario seeking to expand youth education and economic development.


  • Belief in the boundless potential of young people
  • Commitment to the principles of economics and entrepreneurship
  • Passion for what we do, and honesty, integrity and excellence in how we do it
  • Respect for the talent, creativity, perspectives and backgrounds of all individuals
  • Conviction in the education and motivational impact of relevant, hands-on learning
  • Belief in the power of partnership and collaboration


JA Central Ontario adheres to the highest standards

We are a registered charity – one of 200 organizations out of the 89,000 charitable and non-profit organizations in Canada – accredited by Imagine Canada. They award accreditation to Canadian charities that meet their 73 standards and demonstrate excellence in five areas of operations:

  1. Board Governance
  2. Financial Accountability and Transparency
  3. Fundraising
  4. Staff Management
  5. Volunteer Involvement