JA Central Ontario’s Investment Strategies Program returns for Fall 2020

The Investment Strategies Program is a unique online competition that helps high school students experience the thrills of trading on the stock market – with support from our generous sponsor, Questrade.

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The Investment Strategies Program (ISP) is a virtual program for grades 8 to 12. Created by JA Canada, ISP allows students from across the country to explore the different ways in which people save and invest for the future.

ISP uses live data from North American stock markets to teach students how to apply key investing principles in a real-world situation. The program includes interactive lessons, expert advice, and support from our sponsor, Questrade. It culminates in an online stock market simulation, beginning on October 26th, in which students put this learning into practice – competing with students across Canada to create a successful stock portfolio.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Questrade to teach key investment skills to students across our region,” says Jennifer Holmes Weier, President and CEO at JA Central Ontario. “This is a one-of-a-kind program, which gives students a real-life glimpse of the worlds of investment and financial planning – vital skills in today’s changing economy. We’re excited to see our Central Ontario teams progress and we’ll be sharing their successes throughout the competition. Good luck everybody!”

Being in it to win it!

Questrade, Canada’s fastest growing online brokerage, is supporting JA Central Ontario teams as they take on this tough competition. The team provides support through a series of videos, focusing on investment skills and tips for students as they compete.

Students taking part in ISP have the opportunity not only to learn key life skills, but also to win big. The team who gains the most equity throughout the program will win a generous scholarship to be used towards their continued education, thanks to Questrade.

About JA Central Ontario

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 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.