2021-22 Annual Report
Empowering a New Generation: Fulfilling our purpose
New Approaches for Changing Times
In the past school year, we developed a range of innovative, high-impact experiences to bring digital learning to life. We worked closely with educators, partners and funders to deliver learning experiences that reflect our students' reality as they plan ahead – as well as empowering them with real-world skills.
Working with the business community to inspire high school students
Working closely with our partners Zurich Canada and the Z Zurich Foundation, we developed a unique offering for high school students to prepare them for the future of work.
The JA Career Accelerator is a new two-year development experience for students in grades 10 to 12. Over 100 students joined year one of this program, which included two JA programs. Through JA’s Career Success Skills, students found and developed their personal brand, explored their interests and learned all about the dynamic workforce awaiting them when they graduate high school. The online event World of Choices brought together students planning their careers and industry experts who provided mentorship and support for students.
Building a financially capable generation with HSBC and JA Worldwide
We’ve joined forces with HSBC and JA Worldwide to bring financial capability to life for students across Central Ontario. This unique digital experience combines an educational app and a hands-on innovation challenge to empower grade 8 students with critical money management skills and the confidence and understanding to put them into practice.
Over 100 grade 8 students competed in teams in this exciting innovation challenge. The winning team headed to the Global FinCap Challenge – a virtual competition where students presented their winning ideas on a global stage.