Our Impact

Inspiring and empowering young people

Become a JA Company Program Advisor

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We believe in the boundless potential of young people. We know you do too. But without the right support, it can be tough for students to know where their strengths and opportunities lie. This is where you come in. 

 As a JA Company Program advisor, you can inspire young people in your community to dream big in challenging times - just by being you.

Together with JA Central Ontario, you can support students to develop the resiliency and adaptability to take on whatever the world throws at them. As an advisor, you’ll act as a mentor, business role model and an ally to high school students during a free 18-week entrepreneurial experience that empowers  them with the skills, connections, and confidence to build something incredible.

You don’t need any specific expertise or knowledge, only a passion and willingness to help young people and the ability to foster teamwork.  

Please consider volunteering in any of these communities who need your support today: 
  • Peel: Mississauga (Tuesdays or Wednesdays), Brampton (Tuesdays)
  • York: Vaughan (Thursdays)
  • Durham: Ajax (Tuesdays)
  • Toronto: Scarborough (Tuesdays) Black Creek, University Heights (Tuesdays)

Through JA Central Ontario, you can inspire and prepare young people to succeed in global economy and be the foundation in which students can rely on during these difficult times through sharing your time, unique experience, and expertise. No matter what students dream of, through JA Central Ontario - and with your support - they will build the skills, practice the thinking, and meet the people who will help them get there. 

Meet our students

This free 18-week entrepreneurial experience has it all. Company Program helps high school students build their confidence, communication skills, and resilience. Students will learn about different career exploration and hone their business skills - while making new friends along the way!

Do you know a student who would benefit from this amazing experience? They can sign up here.

About JA Central Ontario

JA Central Ontario envisions a world in which young people have the skillset and mindset to build thriving communities. They want to make sure all young people are economically empowered with the skills, confidence and networks to shape the future.

As a youth-centred charity, JA Central Ontario works together with a dedicated network of volunteers, partners and educators to deliver immersive learning in work readiness, financial health, entrepreneurship and more. JA students benefit from mentorship and real-world experiences, transforming their knowledge, skills, attitudes, and aspirations as they build their futures.

JA Central Ontario impacts students in Halton, Peel, Toronto, York, Durham and Simcoe regions. They are part of one of the world’s most-impactful youth-serving social good organizations – JA Worldwide – and they work closely with our national network, JA Canada.