Our Impact

Inspiring and empowering young people

Joining forces with Zurich Canada to empower grade 8 students

Zurich and JA Canada

How do you empower students to thrive in the world of work?

You connect them to experts to bring the world of work to life!

Volunteers from Zurich Canada are empowering students with the skills and confidence to shape their futures. Through impactful JA programs like Economics for Success and Company Program, volunteers share their experiences and create real-life connections to the world of work.

Students learned key life skills - including critical thinking, financial management and goal setting - to empower them as they plan future career paths. In collaboration with the Z Zurich Foundation and the team at Zurich Canada, we'll be reaching even more students with a range of unique learning experiences next school year.

Meet our students and volunteers

We love sharing stories from our incredible students and the amazing volunteers who share their experience, expertise and enthusiasm with students across our region.

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.