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Meet the winner of our latest 2022 Spring Investment Strategies Program

Owen from Port Perry High School was the overall winner of the 2022 Spring Investment Strategies Program run by JA Canada.

We're pleased to announce that Owen, a JA Central Ontario student has won JA’s latest Spring Investment Strategies Program (ISP) – a Canada-wide investment experience for high school students with 47 other schools competing. Along with all students from Central Ontario, the team was generously sponsored by Questrade.

"After taking a few stock market investing courses over the Summer, the JA Investment Strategies stock market game gave me a great platform to practice and use these skills in real-time with close to real rules. Over the period of the game, I learned about shorting and leveraging while doing my own research. My favourite part about the game was the rules. For example, you can't sell your stocks for an hour after your purchase, and you can not buy stocks under two dollars. The one-hour rule made playing the game harder and added more strategy.”

ISP is a unique learning experience and online competition that helps students understand trading on the stock market. The program teaches students how to apply key investing principles in the real world and culminates in a 6-week competition, where students research and manage their own simulated stock portfolio using live data from North American stock markets.

The simulated online competition saw participation from over a thousand teams of students. Each team competed to build effective stock portfolios and trade with a mock $100,000 in real-time markets to build their skills during the contest. Questrade Team Owen M ranked first nationally, with a winning total of $236,300 in equity.

In addition to the real-life experience and knowledge gained, the winning students received $1,000 each towards a TFSA account from Questrade.


Through the delivery of hands-on, blended learning in entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness, JA Central Ontario empowers young people to grow their entrepreneurial ideas, hone their work skills, manage their earnings, and secure better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities. Since 1968, schools in Central Ontario have relied on JA to prepare young people for success in an ever-changing global economy.

JA Central Ontario is a member of JA Canada and part of JA Worldwide, the world’s largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating young people about business.


Questrade is supporting JA Central Ontario teams as they take on this tough competition. The team provides support and helps students make the most of this unique experience.

Questrade is Canada’s fastest growing online brokerage that is changing the Canadian financial services industry by leveraging technology to lower fees while providing a viable alternative to traditional financial investment options, thereby allowing Canadians to Keep More of their Money.