Building a wide range of skills
and nurturing self-belief

Grades 3 to 8

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JA Central Ontario prepares youth for life, for meaningful work, and for an opportunity to do good in the world. We help young people go from saying ‘I can’t’ to ‘I can’ through our immersive, digitally-enabled learning experiences. 

Students learn practical skills like budgeting, saving and starting a business - but they also learn adaptability, creativity, problem-solving and a host of interpersonal tools too. They also meet industry experts and mentors - adult allies who can help them envision their future.

We’re all about skill building – minus sleeping through the boring parts. Because with JA, there are no boring parts.

Please note:

We’re experiencing high demand for JA Central Ontario learning experiences. We’re working to accommodate as many classes and students as possible, however there are a limited number of spaces available for each JA program.

When you register below, a member of the JA team will reach out promptly to discuss the availability and timing of your chosen learning experience.

More than Money



Students will learn to think like an entrepreneur and develop business and money management skills that they will apply to a business simulation.

Students will:

  • Record deposits and withdrawals using a money tracker
  • Identify the type of business they would like to start
  • Understand the steps to start a small business
  • Develop a basic business plan
Our Business World



Students will learn how they can create a business that will thrive in the future and be inspired to shape the world of work.

Students will:

  • Define what a business is
  • Find examples of how businesses benefit the community
  • Learn about Canadian businesses
  • Understand the difference between profit, income, and expenses
Dollars with Sense



Students will develop personal money management skills and apply them to their daily lives. They will be empowered to make smart financial decisions and become savvy investors.

Students will:

  • Discover the value of different currencies
  • Discuss when to use different forms of payment
  • Understand the tools needed to prepare a project budget
  • Develop an understanding of credit and interest
Economics for success

Economics for success

Grade 8

Students will prepare for the world of work and explore the financial tools they will need to shape their life after high school and their career paths.

Students will:

  • Develop long-term goals
  • Understand the cost of living
  • Prepare a monthly  household budget
  • Discuss how to adjust budgets for different scenarios

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