Our mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a changing global economy. We do this by bridging the gap between education and the world of work through expert online programs.
Our programs focus on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship - giving students in grades 3-12 the tools to become financially capable adults and entrepreneurs.
Working with Corporate Partners, volunteers and teachers, we create important connections to the workforce and prepare youth for the jobs of tomorrow.
Research undertaken by the Boston Consulting Group confirms JA’s impact, showing that JA alumni are:
to open their own business which leads to innovation, new jobs and wealth creation. *
to hold senior and middle management positions in their respective organizations. *
than those who do not benefit from a JA program.
* Boston Consulting Group 2011 Impact Report
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.
Deputy Chief Economist
CIBC World Markets