Giving high school students the opportunity to experience the thrills of trading on the stock market

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Thank you to Finastra, our generous program sponsor, for making our 2020 Investment Strategies Program possible.

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A note on our Sponsor

Finastra, the global Financial Services company, is supporting JA Central Ontario teams as they take on this tough competition. The Finastra team provides support and helps students make the most of this unique experience.

Stay tuned to hear from the team at Finastra – we’ll be posting their words of encouragement as the competition gets underway. Check out their videos below!


How ISP works

JA Canada’s Investment Strategies Program (ISP) is a unique opportunity for students in Grades 8 to 12 to experience the real-world ups and downs of trading on the stock market. Competing against others across Canada, participants explore the different ways in which people save and invest for their future.

ISP is a 6-week simulation that uses live data from North American stock markets to teach students how to apply key investing principles in a real-world situation. The program includes interactive lessons and culminates in an online stock market competition beginning on April 27th, called Invest JA, where students manage their own simulated stock portfolio. With over 400 teams from Central Ontario and hundreds more from across the country, this is a Canada-wide competition like no other!