Company Program Headquarters


On the Company Program Headquarters, also referred to as Company Program HQ, you will find information and updates on:

  • Key Dates & the Company Program Calendar
  • Program Materials
  • Event Details
  • Submission Details
  • Award Information
  • External Opportunities
  • Weekly Updates

This page will be updated throughout the Company Program year when we have new information and updates available.

Weekly Updates

Please see below for all current weekly updates for Company Program. This section will be updated regularly, so please check back often!

Calendar & Due Dates

See below for important dates and deadlines for the Company Program Year. This will be updated throughout the year as needed. The Company Program calendar can be found at the bottom of the page.

Company Program Meetings

Start: Week of November 7-10 (depending on the day of the week your team meets)

End: Week of April 11-16 *Monday programs end on April 17th due to Easter

Note: Interview Night and ventureON will take place after the program ends in April and May


Social Media Challenge Week

Social Media Challenge Week is a week-long chance for your team to collect bonus points for the team challenge.
Each day of the week will be a new challenge. We are giving each challenge in advance, so teams have time to prepare them. ​More details can be found here.
Submissions must be made by completing two steps to receive the points.
  1. Upload to the Dropbox link we provide for each challenge ​. You will have until 11:59 PM the day of the challenge to submit your entry on Dropbox. For example, Monday's challenge will be due by Monday at 11:59 PM. Dropbox links can be found here.
  2. Posting and tagging us on social media @jacocompanyprogram (you must tag the correct JACO Company Program account) - posts should be made through your student company social media account! You must post the challenge on Instagram (+any other channels) by 11:59 PM on the day of the challenge.​
*10 points will be awarded for each challenge completed. One entry per challenge per team is allowed.
Only those who complete both steps indicated above will receive the points. On some days, there will be bonus points for additional efforts.

Team Promotion Form

Team Promotion forms are due February 19
*10 Team Challenge Points* for submitting on time
  • The information will be used to feature your company on our JA social media accounts. and allow us to promote our JA student companies as well.

Business Plan

Business Plans are due January 22nd 
*10 Team Challenge Points* for submitting on time
  • Teams are required to complete the Lean Business Plan.

Event Updates

CP Social Hour for Students

Date: Friday, January 13th
Time: 4 to 5 p.m. on Virtual on Zoom
During this hour, you will have the opportunity to:
• Network with your peers enrolled in this year's Company Program
• Share ideas and best practices within your different departments
• Hear about recent updates and upcoming events
• Speak to a Company Program team member (we'll be available to answer any general or specific to your team questions)
Register in advance for this meeting:

Company Program Awards

Every year, JA Central Ontario recognizes outstanding Company Program students through individual and group awards.

Award submission will open in 2023.

National Scholarship & Award Applications

The JA national awards and scholarships will be open for applications starting on January 23, 2023.
National scholarship applications are due March 31st, 2023.

JA Campus

See the link below to connect to the JA Campus. The JA Campus houses the tools and curriculum for the Company Program weekly sessions.

For Students: If you need instructions to find the student Company Program materials, please follow the instructions found here:

Company Program Student Welcome Package

See the link below for the complete JA Central Ontario Company Program Welcome Package. This resource will give you everything you need before your first Company Program Meeting.

Company Program Student Participation Policies & Guidelines

The following policies and guidelines are designed to help everybody get on the same page and make the most of Company Program