Preparing the next generation to reach their full potential with the support of the Z Zurich Foundation and Zurich Canada

The Z Zurich Foundation and Zurich Canada’s collaboration with JA Central Ontario has been a critical support for local students across Ontario, empowering them with the tools, connections, and confidence they need to plan for a rewarding future. Throughout this collaboration, over 5,000 students have been inspired by dedicated Zurich Canada volunteers who share their…

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JA Central Ontario and CIBC’s rich partnership spanning over 20 years continues to create a lasting and positive impact in the lives of Canadian youth

Photo by: Samuel Oh CIBC has been a proud partner of JA Central Ontario and its life-changing learning experiences that align with several aspects of the Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum – bringing the world of entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy to life for students.   Over the past five years alone, 720 CIBC…

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Meet the latest winners of JA’s Investment Strategies Program

We’re pleased to announce the latest winners of this school year’s Investment Strategies Program (ISP), a Canada-wide investment experience for high school students. The winning teams – Wolves of Mainstreet and Raina Panthers, were generously supported by Questrade.  Wolves of Mainstreet, created and managed by two high school students, Saqibs M., and Ali S., from…

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A very special JA Company Program shines in Milton

On April 17th, the JA Central Ontario team visited a new JA Company Program pilot in Milton, Ontario, hosted by Bruce and Ellen Whitehouse and JA volunteer Trevor Smith, a recent recipient of the 2023 Royden Richardson National JA Volunteer Award. This unique pilot brought together young adults, their guardians and dedicated volunteers who continue…

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JA’s Company Program Trade Show: Inspiring a New Generation of Entrepreneurs

On March 16, 2023, JA Central Ontario hosted our annual Company Program Trade Show. This unique event, presented by Kinross Gold Corporations, was free to attend, open to all, and was held at First Canadian Place in Toronto. This one-day-only event brought together more than 100 JA Company Program student entrepreneurs to showcase the unique…

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World of Choices: Empowering Young Women 2023

World of Choices: Empowering Young Women was a one-of-a-kind event open to all high school students, celebrating and championing women and allyship in the workplace. On March 8th, 2023, we welcomed teachers, volunteers, JA partners and over 240 high school students from Central Ontario to our Empowering Young Women event, celebrating International Women’s Day! This…

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JA Worldwide Nominated for the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize

We’re proud to announce that JA Worldwide has been nominated for the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize, the second such honor in two years. JA Central Ontario is a member of JA Worldwide. Nominations may be received only from heads of state and certain elected officials, university professors in selected fields, past Nobel laureates, and a…

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Inspiring a New Generation of Entrepreneurs

Earlier this school year, we introduced a unique learning experience and competition called Pitch Your Vision, generously supported by Desjardins. This 6-week competition brought together 140 students in grades 9 to 12 from schools across Oakville, Mississauga, Newmarket, Markham, and Oshawa. Students were inspired to unleash their inner entrepreneur, through creativity and innovation by developing…

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Empowering Young People to own their Financial Futures

JA Building a Financially Capable Generation is a financial education experience for young people. It is designed to enable students to gain the skillset, mindset, and behaviours they need to own their financial futures.  Learning Experience The more you know about managing your money—ways to earn it, how to spend it wisely, and how to…

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