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Celebrating Our Fundraisers: Driving the Erase the Wait Campaign Forward 

With less than one week left in our Erase the Wait campaign and, over $51,000 raised, we are thrilled to highlight the incredible initiatives that JA champions have organized in support of our goal. Their energy and dedication have significantly contributed to our mission, bringing us closer to ensuring every student has access to JA Central Ontario’s life-changing learning experiences.  

Luxe Listings Toronto Premiere: A Grand Success 

Brett Starke, a member of JA Central Ontario’s Board of Governors, and The Starke Group hosted a unique fundraising event in support of JA Central Ontario: a premiere party for the exciting new Amazon Prime TV show, Luxe Listings! This exclusive event was a tremendous success, raising over $19,000 for the Erase the Wait campaign. The event brought together new and existing JA supporters and showcased the impact of community efforts in supporting JA Central Ontario’s mission.

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Erase the Wait Trivia Night: A Fun-Filled Evening 

Amy Flood, a member of JA Central Ontario’s Board of Directors, organized a lively and engaging night of trivia, raising $480 through online ticket sales and donations. The evening was filled with challenging trivia questions and a great sense of camaraderie among participants. Amy’s dedication to JA Central Ontario shines through her words:

“I have never been prouder to support this cause. JA Central Ontario is doubling down on bringing their amazing programs to underserved and priority populations in Canada.

This year's Erase the Wait campaign can level the playing field to ensure that all youth have equal access to critical curriculum that can set them up for success and help them become the leaders of tomorrow. So, join me in raising these critical funds to ensure that as many youths living in Canada have access to the best possible education.”

RSM Bake Sale: Sweet Triumph

Rhonda Klosler, National Chief Operating Officer & Toronto Office Managing Leader at RSM Canada and Vice Chair of JA Central Ontario’s Board of Directors, led her team in hosting a fun bake sale, raising $537 to support the Erase the Wait campaign. The event was not only a delicious success but also a great example of the enthusiasm and commitment of RSM in supporting JA Central Ontario. Rhonda shared her motivations:

“Supporting JA Central Ontario is easy – the skills we are helping our next generation of leaders develop are critically important. Helping raising funds to expand JA Central Ontario’s reach to students is something Team RSM was eager and happy to do!”

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Honorable Mention: Anthony Boright

For the past 6 years, Anthony Boright has been passionately supporting JA Central Ontario, empowering youth with essential financial literacy and career readiness skills. Anthony is Chair of JA Central Ontario’s Board of Directors and Chair of our Erase the Wait Committee. This year, he has raised almost $7,000 for the Erase the Wait campaign. His leadership and commitment have been instrumental in driving the campaign forward.

Anthony shared his motivation: “I am chairing this year’s Erase the Wait for JA campaign because I have seen firsthand the demand for their learning experiences. Without more funding, the student wait list will only grow.”

The extraordinary efforts of our supporters illustrate the profound impact we can achieve together. As we approach the final days of the Erase the Wait campaign, we are driven by their dedication and the tangible difference they make. Join our mission and help us ensure that over 1,500 students can access our life-changing learning experiences. Your contribution becomes JA’s impact – let's empower a new generation together!

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.