Meet the winners of our 2021 Fall Investment Strategies Program

ChequeHisPockets, a team created and managed by three grade 12 students from Scarborough, was the overall winner of the 2021 Fall Investment Strategies Program run by JA Canada.

ChequeHisPockets - the winning ISP team from Cedarbrae Collegiate Institute, Scarborough

Questrade Team ChequeHisPockets - the winning ISP team from Cedarbrae Collegiate Institute, Scarborough

We're pleased to announce that a team of three JA Central Ontario students has won JA’s Fall Investment Strategies Program (ISP) – a Canada-wide investment experience for high school students. The winning team, Questrade Team  ChequeHisPockets, was led by Ahnaf, Tyler and Pranavan of Cedarbrae Collegiate, Scarborough. Along with all students from Central Ontario, the team was generously sponsored by Questrade.

"Thank you for this wonderful opportunity and for allowing us to show our risk management skills in the stock simulation challenge," said the team in a joint statement. "The result was very much worth the hard work and we are very pleased to have finished first place. Although executing trades in real life is a bit different, we look forward to continuing our success in the markets to the best of our abilities once we turn 18. It was a great pleasure competing against so many talented teams from all across the nation."

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 ChequeHisPockets ranked first with a winning total of over $240,000 in equity at the competition close.

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.

ABOUT Questrade

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.