How do young people really feel about their financial futures?

Congratulations to our award-winning Company Program Advisor - Dave Steeves!

We're thrilled that amazing JA volunteer Dave Steeves has been named winner of JA Canada's Royden Richardson National JA Volunteer Award..

Dave has been a JA Central Ontario volunteer for over 10 years and has inspired hundreds of students to achieve their dreams. He is currently supporting three fully virtual Company Program teams, inspiring students, supporting team members and empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs.

His current team, Wazee, curates locally sourced activity sets with the goal of strengthening the bond between separated connections. Customers can preserve old memories while creating new ones they will cherish through a video call.
Dave shares the honour with Andrew Marchant, a volunteer working with JA British Columbia.

"Dave and Andrew are truly deserving of the Royden Richardson National JA Volunteer Awards

- for their dedication to preparing our students through the mission of Junior Achievement," said Scott Hillier, President and CEO, JA Canada. "These outstanding leaders have showcased their commitment to improving the lives of young Canadians and have helped Junior Achievement make a life-changing impact on students."

The JA Canada National Volunteer Awards were inspired by
Royden Richardson, a long-time volunteer with Junior Achievement. They recognize volunteers whose participation in, and lasting contribution to, JA and its programs locally and/or nationally has immeasurably furthered the aims and objectives of JA in Canada."


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.