Since 1968, JA Central Ontario has partnered with Canadian businesses to bring in-class experiential learning to over 4 million Canadian students in grades 4 to 12. We are a registered charity, relying fully on donations and the volunteers of our corporate partners. Find out how your company and employees can make a real difference by awakening entrepreneurship in Canadian students.


Our Impact

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

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. *

JA Alumni earn 50% more on average.

than those who do not benefit from a JA program.

* Boston Consulting Group 2011 Impact Report


Get Involved

Our work is made possible by the incredible people who make our region a place for businesses and families to thrive. You are teachers, parents, supporters and role models. No matter what your role, you can contribute in a meaningful way.

Find out how:


Self-employment is the only solution to this economic crisis and we estimate that one in five Canadians will be their own boss in ten years. Canada needs more entrepreneurs and JA Central Ontario is uniquely positioned to grow and support them.


Benjamin Tal
Deputy Chief Economist
CIBC World Markets