JA Central Ontario and the Ontario Ministry of Education are working together to spark the entrepreneurial spirit of Ontario youth.

Français Ontario’s Ministry of Education and JA Central Ontario are joining forces to prepare young people for the jobs of tomorrow through the excitement of entrepreneurship.   On May 16, 2023, students from across Ontario will come together for a unique virtual event: Young Entrepreneurs in Action: Celebrating Ontario’s Student Innovators. This event is the culmination…

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Become a JA Company Program Advisor

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…

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Company Program registration opens!

Students at JA Central Ontario event

Start to dream. Start to connect. Start a community. Start a business. START HERE. Ever wondered what it would feel like to see your dreams come to life? JA Company Program empowers young people in grades 9-12 with the skills, connections and confidence to build something incredible. Join a group of students and expert mentors…

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JA Central Ontario: Start Here

Imagine a world in which young people have the skillset and mindset to build thriving communities. This is the world we are building here at JA Central Ontario. But what exactly does that mean? It means young people are economically empowered with the skills, confidence and networks to shape their future in a way that…

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Meet the winner of our latest 2022 Spring Investment Strategies Program

Owen from Port Perry High School was the overall winner of the 2022 Spring Investment Strategies Program run by JA Canada. We’re pleased to announce that Owen, a JA Central Ontario student has won JA’s latest Spring Investment Strategies Program (ISP) – a Canada-wide investment experience for high school students with 47 other schools competing. Along with all…

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JA Central Ontario’s 2021-22 Year in Review

Download the year in review It’s that time of the year when we review and reflect on the successes of the past school year, exploring how we brought our mission to life across Central Ontario. This past year – very much like the year before it – young people faced many barriers and anxieties relating…

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Meet the winner of the latest JA Titan Challenge

Congratulations to Quinn, a grade 11 student from Abbey Park High School, for winning this exciting competition. We’re pleased to announce that Quinn, a grade 11 students from Abbey Park High School has won JA Central Ontario’s latest Titan Challenge, sponsored by Desjardins. In this unique competition, high school students compete to set up and run a successful business in…

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Meet JA Central Ontario’s youth entrepreneurs!

JA student shaking hands

Find out all about JA’s Company Program young entrepreneurs and shop the latest student-led companies! On March 16th, JA Central Ontario hosted our annual Company Program Trade Show. This online event, supported by RSM, brought together the latest cohort of Company Program students to showcase their unique products and services. Representatives from 40 student-led businesses were…

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Empowering Young Women 2022

Empowering Young Women lobby

World of Choices: Empowering Young Women was a virtual event for high school students, celebrating and championing women in the workplace. On March 10th, 2022, we welcomed over 500 students to our virtual online venue. This event inspired young women to plan exciting careers in a range of industries, as well as inviting young men and…

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