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April 12, 2017 | Central Ontario

There has been a lot of media around the Ministry of Education's financial literacy pilot project announcement over the past few weeks. As news of the Ministry’s announcement spread, our inboxes were flooded with inquiries asking how/if this news will impact JA. "As longtime advocates and providers of financial literacy programs, we applaud the Ministry's efforts to bring greater focus to this pivotal 21st century skill” said Jane Eisbrenner, President and CEO of JA Central Ontario. “We look forward to continuing the tradition of partnering with all 12 school...

April 04, 2017 | Toronto - Ontario

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March 17, 2017 | Toronto - Ontario

David Segal will be joining JA South Western Ontario for a night of celebration at the 48th Annual Evening of Excellence.     As co-founder of David's Tea, David Segal will be our featured Keynote Speaker, thank you to the support of the Chatham-Kent Small Business Centre.   To find out more information, please click here or to purchase a ticket, please click the button below.      

February 02, 2017 | Toronto - Ontario

http://kawarthanow.com/2017/01/24/ja-business-hall-of-fame/  

January 27, 2017 | Prince Edward Island

Junior Achievement of Prince Edward Island is pleased to announce the 2017 Inductees into the PEI Business Hall of Fame. Harris Garfield Johnston Entrepreneur & Leader In The Atlantic Canada Food Industry   John Norman MacLeod  Excellence In Business & Community Service   Gretha Rose Business Entrepreneur & Trailblazer   The Business Hall of Fame was established by Junior Achievement of Prince Edward Island, to provide a forum to pay tribute to Island business people who have made an outstanding and enduring contribution to business development in...

January 24, 2017 | Peterborough, Lakeland, Muskoka

http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/2017/01/24/eight-inductees-announced-by-junior-achievement-for-peterborough-business-hall-of-fame?utm_source=addThis&utm_medium=addthis_button_facebook&utm_campaign=Eight+new+inductees+for+Business+Hall+of+Fame+%7C+Peterborough+Examiner#.WIgaIehYUH8.facebook

January 24, 2017 | Toronto - Ontario

http://kawarthanow.com/2017/01/24/ja-business-hall-of-fame/

January 18, 2017 | South Western Ontario

JA South Western Ontario hires Dave Roberts as their new Fund Development Officer!   CHATHAM, ON - January 18, 2017 JA South Western Ontario, is pleased to announce that Dave Roberts has been appointed to the position of Fund Development Officer. Dave will be working primarily out of our Windsor location at the Downtown Business Accelerator as well as offering support to the other cities in South Western Ontario. Dave comes to JA with an extensive background in Marketing and Advertising, having worked for various Graphic companies over the years as well as being an entrepreneur...

December 20, 2016 | Central Ontario

Job Description Title: Vice President, Revenue Development Time Commitment: Full Time  Reports to: President and CEO Date:  December 2016 Role Summary The Vice-President Revenue Development is responsible for creating and implementing JA Central Ontario’s (JACO) revenue strategies. The role is responsible for driving revenue growth within existing and new corporate accounts, sponsorship revenue, special event revenue and individual giving. The role will develop budgets, stewardship and retention plans for all sources of revenue. In addition, the role shares joint...

November 28, 2016 | Manitoba

  Winnipeg, MB (November 21, 2016).  JA Manitoba is proud to announce the 2017 inductees into the Manitoba Business Hall of Fame.  Each year, JA Manitoba honours and recognizes local individuals who have made an outstanding lifetime contribution in the Manitoba business commu.   We are delighted to announce the four individuals who will be inducted into the Manitoba Business Hall of Fame on May 11, 2017 at the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre: ·         Honourable Douglas D. Everett, Chairman Emeritus and Strategic...

November 23, 2016 | Toronto - Ontario

CitiFinancial Renews JA Canada Partnership with $50,000 Contribution Multi-year Commitment Continues to Strengthen Financial Literacy in Canada   (TORONTO, ON) – CitiFinancial Canada, Inc. is proud to enter its second year as a corporate sponsor of JA Canada through a $50,000 contribution. CitiFinancial became an official partner in 2015, sponsoring the Dollars with Sense program (Economics for Success in British Columbia). This program is delivered to grade seven to nine students across the country, providing students with the tools they need to make smart financial decisions...

November 07, 2016 | Central Ontario

On November 7th, Benjamin Tal - Deputy Chief Economist at CIBC - facilitated the JA Dollars with Sense program at St. Alphonsus Catholic School in Toronto. This opportunity included some media coverage, and the experience was captured on both BNN and CBC News. Benjamin Tal is a member of our Board of Governors, and we were delighted to offer this opportunity to the students. Please click here to view the video segment from BNN Please click here to view the video segment from CBC News            

November 07, 2016 | Peterborough, Lakeland, Muskoka

http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/2016/11/02/rbc-delivers-28k-boost-for-junior-achievement-peterborough-lakeland-muskoka-    

November 07, 2016 | Peterborough, Lakeland, Muskoka

http://www.mykawartha.com/community-story/6941532-rbc-donation-will-help-junior-achievement-continue-to-deliver-programs-to-peterborough-and-area-stud/

November 07, 2016 | Peterborough, Lakeland, Muskoka

http://kawarthanow.com/2016/11/07/the-business-beat-november-7-2016/    

October 13, 2016 | Peterborough, Lakeland, Muskoka

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October 13, 2016 | Peterborough, Lakeland, Muskoka

http://www.innovationcluster.ca/2016/01/9912/

October 05, 2016 | Manitoba

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Manitoba Business Hall of Fame awards, presented by JA Manitoba.  The awards annually honour and recognize local individuals who have made an outstanding lifetime contribution to the Manitoba business community. Last year’s inductees were widely respected for their integrity, business acumen and long standing community contribution. The 2016 inductees included Gord Peters, Herb Buller, Katherine and Dr. David Friesen and Bruce Campbell. "With our wealth of great Manitoba business leaders, we know that the 2017 Manitoba inductees will be...

September 20, 2016 | Toronto - Ontario

CHATHAM, ON- Junior Achievement of South Western Ontario has received sponsorship and volunteer support from Union Gas to further the delivery of youth business education programs in Chatham-Kent. This support will provide sponsorship of one of the after-school Company Programs in Chatham-Kent to which they have been a sponsor of for the past 46 years. “At Union Gas we believe that investing in the future of our youth is an investment worth making,” said Sean Collier, district manager Windsor/Chatham, Union Gas. “We’re proud to be partnering with Junior Achievement of...

September 13, 2016 | Waterloo Region

  TORONTO, ON, September 8, 2016 — JA Canada, the largest provider of youth business education programs in Canada, is pleased to announce a generous sponsorship from Economical Insurance. The $100,000 contribution will enable JA Canada to reach more students through JA Canada’s digital strategy — JA Excelerate — and deliver programs in the areas of financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. This brings the total sponsorship funding from Economical to $500,000 since 2012.   JA Excelerate brings blended learning to...

September 08, 2016 | Toronto - Ontario

Louise Taylor Green (left), Chief Human Resources Officer at Economical Insurance, presents $100,000 to JA Canada for the delivery of programs in the areas of financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. The funds will also enable JA Canada to reach more students across Canada through its digital strategy — JA Excelerate. Receiving the cheque on behalf of JA Canada is Karen Gallant, President and CEO of JA Waterloo Region. (CNW Group/Junior Achievement of Canada)   TORONTO, ON, September 8, 2016 — JA Canada, the largest provider of youth business education...

August 31, 2016 | Peterborough, Lakeland, Muskoka

http://www.mykawartha.com/news-story/6833672-entrepreneurship-and-business-hub-coming-to-peterborough-s-downtown/   We'll be moving!  Read about our new neighbours.

August 03, 2016 | Toronto - Ontario

JA Students from around the world to participate in JA Canada’s Next Generation Leadership Forum      Toronto, ON, August 3, 2016  – JA Canada, the largest provider of youth business education programs in Canada today announced that more than 140 student delegates from around the world will arrive in Toronto on August 8 to participate in the JA Canada Next Generation Leaders Forum (NGL).   The week-long forum held at Glendon Campus, York University aims to foster professional development and personal growth. The annual conference helps students...

July 29, 2016 | Toronto - Ontario

To commemorate JA’s 100th year in 2019, JA Worldwide is launching 100 Lives, profiles of JA alumni who are making a difference across the globe.    Read our latest blog post here.

July 25, 2016 | Toronto - Ontario

  New CEO brings wealth of experience and long standing commitment to JA mission    Toronto, ON, July 25, 2016 – JA Canada, today announced the appointment of Scott Hillier as CEO & President.  Scott was selected following an extensive search process led by Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge. Scott has been a passionately committed member of the JA Charter leadership team for the past 12+ years, most recently as President & CEO, JA Southern Alberta. During his eight-year tenure he led JA Southern Alberta to become one of the strongest JA...

July 14, 2016 | Toronto - Ontario

To commemorate JA’s 100th year in 2019, JA Worldwide is launching 100 Lives, profiles of JA alumni who are making a difference across the globe.    Read our latest blog post here.

May 27, 2016 | Peterborough, Lakeland, Muskoka

http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/2016/05/27/peteborough-business-hall-of-fame-inducts-erica-cheney-cameron-taylor-during-inaugural-inducation-ceremony

May 18, 2016 | Central Ontario

On May 18th, volunteers from AIG facilitated our Economics for Success program to the grade 8 students at Cummer Valley Middle School. We are thankful for all of our volunteers and support AIG has provided to allow us to reach more students! AIG continues its global support of Junior Achievement through a generous grant – and JA Central Ontario has been chosen as one of the 20 recipients! We have used the funding to reach approximately 130 students. This is the third year AIG has gifted funds to support JA programs to help students gain entrepreneurship, personal finance and work...

May 02, 2016 | Peterborough, Lakeland, Muskoka

http://www.ptbocanada.com/journal/2016/5/2/ptbocanada-featured-post-junior-achievement-business-hall-of-fame

May 01, 2016 | Peterborough, Lakeland, Muskoka

http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/2016/01/05/nine-inducted-posthumously-into-inaugural-peterborough-business-hall-of-fame

April 30, 2016 | Toronto - Ontario

Toronto, Ontario JA Canada is pleased to announce the winners of our 2016 national awards and scholarships. Thank you to every student who applied across Canada. These recipients not only achieved academic excellence in the classroom, but have demonstrated success as entrepreneurs, volunteers, and leaders active in their respective communities. Each year, JA Canada recognizes aspiring young people through its numerous scholarships and awards. Join us in congratulating the winners below! Peter Mansbridge Positive Change Award  Liat Fainman-Adelman, JA Central Ontario Peter Mansbridge...

April 27, 2016 | Peterborough, Lakeland, Muskoka

http://www.mykawartha.com/news-story/6517296-erica-cherney-cameron-taylor-first-inductees-into-peterborough-s-business-hall-of-fame/   Addendum: We were honoured to give Mrs. Cherney this recognition when we did.  She passed away several months later after a battle with cancer.  

April 14, 2016 | Toronto - Ontario

Mr. Russ Robertson recognized for his exceptional volunteer efforts Toronto, ON, April 14, 2016 – Kevin Dane, Chair, JA Canada, is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2015 H.E. Miskiman National Leadership Award. This prestigious award was inspired by H.E. Miskiman, a former president of JA Canada and an active volunteer.  It recognizes 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.  JA Canada, JA Central Ontario and their Board of...

April 12, 2016 | Central Ontario

On April 11th, one of our volunteers - Larry Chan - was awarded the Volunteer Toronto Legacy Award. He attended the formal ceremony at City Hall. Larry has been a dedicated JA Central Ontario volunteer for 20 years. He has devoted countless hours volunteering as an Advisor for our Company Program. Larry has also been on the JA Central Ontario Board of Directors for 12 years. Larry Chan was one of 25 recipients of the Toronto Legacy Award as recognition of the volunteering he's done within the community. Please click here to view his profile on the Volunteer Toronto website. We are...

April 11, 2016 | Toronto - Ontario

  Substantial gift from the Richardson Foundation enables greatly enhanced volunteer experience for JA volunteers across Canada Toronto, ON,  – JA Canada (“JA”), the largest provider of youth business education programs in Canada, today announced the launch of the Royden Richardson Virtual School for Volunteers (“RRVS”).  As JA Canada’s first centralized online volunteer training portal, RRVS will enable JA to expand its reach to students across Canada by providing volunteers with a convenient and flexible online platform for training and...

April 04, 2016 | Prince Edward Island

Junior Achievement, Prince Edward Island is pleased to announce that Canada AM’s Jeff Hutcheson will act as narrator for the 2016 Business Hall of Fame Gala. CBC Radio One’s Maritime Noon host, Norma Lee MacLeod will act as host for the evening’s festivities as three outstanding business leaders are recognized. “Junior Achievement, Prince Edward Island is delighted that Jeff has accepted our invitation to narrate this year’s induction ceremony,” says Betty Ferguson, President and CEO. “It will be an inspiring evening, where PEI’s community and...

March 14, 2016 | Central Ontario

Over 1,000 students across Central Ontario will participate in one of our JA Titan events this spring. Students will have the opportunity to take part in an interactive online challenge where they become CEOs of their own company. They must create a business strategy and strive to succeed in a highly competitive industry. Teachers: There are still a limited number of spaces available for students to participate, please email scowdery@jacentralontario.org for more information. "JA Titan was a great experience for us to learn about business processes and pick up on entrepreneurial...

March 09, 2016 | Peterborough, Lakeland, Muskoka

http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/2016/03/09/world-of-choices-forum-mentors-area-grade-10-girls-to-explore-career-options Our World of Choices 2016 Forum was the talk of the town as 70 young women from across the area came to the Peterborough Public Library to meet with female career mentors in a variety of fields.   Here's the media coverage from the day.  A big thank you to our participants, the mentors and the teachers who helped get the students there.    

March 09, 2016 | Toronto - Ontario

https://www.facebook.com/185892748152669/photos/a.189024087839535.47325.185892748152669/1007494345992501/?type=3&theater  

March 09, 2016 | Peterborough, Lakeland, Muskoka

http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/2016/03/09/world-of-choices-forum-mentors-area-grade-10-girls-to-explore-career-options

February 24, 2016 | Peterborough, Lakeland, Muskoka

http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/2016/02/24/oneplan-2

February 23, 2016 | Prince Edward Island

Join us this Friday in supporting JA Day at all McDonald's restaurants across PEI! McDonald's will be donating $1 for every coffee, Egg McMuffin, Kids Meal, Big Mac and Snack Wrap sold on that day. Last year, thanks to the generous support of McDonald's, we raised over $5,000 to go towards funding JA programs across PEI. Many thanks to our media partners Hot 105.5 and Ocean 100.

February 04, 2016 | Manitoba

JA Manitoba is proud to announce the 2016 inductees into the Manitoba Business Hall of Fame.  The awards annually honour and recognize local individuals who have made an outstanding lifetime contribution to the Manitoba business community. We are delighted to announce the five individuals who will be inducted into the Manitoba Business Hall of Fame on June 1st, 2016 at the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre: Herb Buller - Former Chairman; Norcraft Canada.  Former CEO; Kitchen Craft Canada Bruce Campbell - Founder; The Landmark Group Inc. Gord Peters - President & Founder;...

February 03, 2016 | Prince Edward Island

Junior Achievement of Prince Edward Island is thrilled to announce that the 2016 Business Hall of Fame will be held on May 25th, 2016 at the Delta Prince Edward. The Business Hall of Fame recognizes the contribution made to business by successful leaders and entrepreneurs in Prince Edward Island. Junior Achievement is honoured to share the 2016 Laureates: Elwood Lawton- Island Business Entrepreneur & Community Benefactor, Blair MacLauchlan-Excellence in Business & Community Service and the late Keith MacLean (1945-2009)-Business Leader & Community Benefactor. For more information...

February 01, 2016 | London and District

Libro Credit Union and three regional JA Charters in southwestern Ontario are pleased to announce a partnership supporting JA’s Financial Literacy programs.   JA South Western Ontario, JA London & District and JA Waterloo Region are excited to be working closely with Libro in 2016 to offer the Dollars with Sense program to students in grade 7 and the Economics for Success program in grade 8. “With Libro’s support-both financial and volunteer commitment-we will be able to offer 13 programs to students in London & District.  We are very grateful for this...

January 27, 2016 | London and District

Join the London and area business community as we honor this year's laureates at the London & District Business Hall of Fame Gala, Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at the London Convention Centre.  For ticket and sponsorship information contact Denise Pelley at dpelley@jalondon.org or 519-439-4201 x.231 Learn more about the London & District Business Hall of Fame  

January 26, 2016 | Prince Edward Island

Today we are welcoming Josh Coles to the JAPEI team! Josh will be taking on the Program and Community Engagement Coordinator role. He graduated for UPEI in with a Bachelor of Arts. Josh became involved in the PEI Business Community in 2014 when he started his own tour business called PEI Pedicab. You can contact Josh with any questions about JA's elementary and junior high school program by email at jcoles@japei.org or by phone at 902.892.6066.

January 20, 2016 | London and District

The London & District Business Hall of Fame honours those who have shown unique vision amongst their peers, provided leadership to move others to achieve their goals, shown integrity throughout their lives and have built a legacy in our community that will enrich all those who will follow. To nominate a candidate for the 2016 London and District Business Hall of Fame, review the criteria and complete the nomination form included in the link below. All submissions must be received no later than March 18th, 2016.     Laureate Nomination Criteria and Form  For more...

January 07, 2016 | South Western Ontario

A big congratulations goes out to our Chatham, Sarnia, and Windsor companies that participated in Pitch it! 2016. In this competition, the students compete for a media marketing prize in each area. We would especially like to honour the winning company of each competition. For more information on our student-run companies, visit our 2015-16 Company Program page.

December 24, 2015 | London and District

The JA Company Program in Stratford, ON was featured in an article in the Stratford Beacon Herald in December 2015.  Read the Full Article

November 12, 2015 | Toronto - Ontario

TORONTO, ON, November 12, 2015 – This morning students from JA Canada, the country’s largest provider of youth business education programs, were thrilled to celebrate Financial Literacy Month by ringing the opening bell at the TMX. During Financial Literacy Month, organizations and individuals across Canada have been rallying to support the national Count Me In campaign, to empower Canadians, to manage money and debt wisely, while teaching them to plan and save for their future. As a key member of the Financial Literacy Action Group and a leading provider of Financial Literacy...

October 19, 2015 | Peterborough, Lakeland, Muskoka

http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/2015/10/29/nominations-sought-for-peterboroughs-first-business-hall-of-fame    

August 10, 2015 | Toronto - Ontario

Generous Donation from The Wilson Foundation will enable high school students to learn about business ethics while participating in a week long case competition Toronto, ON, August 10, 2015  – JA Canada, the largest provider of youth business education programs in Canada today announced that the Wilson Foundation has made a significant two year financial commitment to support the JA Canada Next Generation Leader’s conference. In alignment with a key strategic focus of the Wilson Foundation on supporting Business Ethics for Canadians, business ethics will be fully integrated...

June 01, 2015 | Toronto - Ontario

Toronto, ON, June 1, 2015 — The MDRT Foundation has awarded a $1,000 grant to JA Canada to support delivery of Junior Achievement programs to students across Canada. Through its global grants, the MDRT Foundation is committed to building stronger families and communities around the globe. This year, the MDRT Foundation will award nearly $1 million in MDRT member-endorsed grants to more than 100 charitable organizations worldwide. Representing the MDRT Foundation, David Hull presented this grant to JA Canada at the offices of Hull Life Insurance Corporation.   About the MDRT...

May 14, 2015 | Central Ontario

A JA Central Ontario volunteer, Jon Taylor, was feature on Global TV's Making a Difference. Take a look at this short feature at Sir Ernest MacMillan Senior Public School, as the grade 8 students participating in our Economics for Success program.  

May 11, 2015 | Toronto - Ontario

TORONTO, ON—May 11, 2015—Last week, a group of inspiring JA Achievers shared their success stories at the annual Canadian Business Hall of Fame Gala Dinner & Induction Ceremony. These Achievers are entrepreneurs, volunteers and active in their communities and we are proud to recognize and share their accomplishments. Each year, six of our national award winners—recipients of the Peter Mansbridge Positive Change Award, the Peter Mansbridge Youth Leadership Award and the Deloitte Inspiration Awards—attend the Gala and have the opportunity to speak to guests and...

April 27, 2015 | Toronto - Ontario

Dr. Brian McMillan, Mrs. Louise Mitchell and Mr. Steve Wilson Recognized for Their Exceptional Volunteer Efforts     JA Canada Board member Bruce Howatt and Betty Ferguson, President, JA Prince Edward Island present Dr. Brian McMillan, President Holland College with the H.E. Miskiman National Leadership Award   Kevin Dane, Chair, JA Canada presents Louise Mitchell, Senior Vice President, Life & Health, TD Insurance with the H.E. Miskiman National Leadership Award   Phil Lehn, Chair, JA...

November 26, 2014 | Toronto - Ontario

Toronto, ON, November 26, 2014 – Junior Achievement (JA) of Canada, the largest provider of youth business education programs in Canada today announced that HSBC Bank Canada is donating $1 million over three years to support JA's financial literacy program delivery. The bank’s support also includes a commitment to provide HSBC employee volunteers to deliver programs in classrooms across Canada. This is the largest gift to date from HSBC, who has been a long time supporter of JA. This most recent gift will help JA to increase its outreach to young people in classrooms and...

November 06, 2014 | Waterloo Region

Kitchener, Ontario, November 6, 2014 – JA Waterloo Region’s annual Business Spirit Awards - presented by Economical Insurance - hosted over 300 guests as they acknowledged Clearpath Robotics with the Business of the Year Award. Clearpath Robotics designs and engineers unmanned vehicle robotics and solutions to automate the world’s most dull, dirty and dangerous jobs. The Company serves robotics leaders in over 30 countries worldwide in academic, mining, military, agricultural and industrial markets. Clearpath was founded by four University of Waterloo grads in 2009. Within...

October 21, 2014 | Waterloo Region

$5,000 grant to Junior Achievement of Waterloo Region Kitchener, ON – Union Gas is helping prepare young people in the Waterloo Region to succeed in the global economy through the continued support of Junior Achievement, courtesy of a $5,000 grant awarded today. Murray Costello, Union Gas district manager for Waterloo/Brantford, presented the cheque to Karen Gallant, President and CEO of Junior Achievement of Waterloo Region. Keith Publicover, President and CEO of Junior Achievement of Canada, and members of the board of Junior Achievement of Waterloo Region joined in the event. Each...

October 10, 2014 | Newfoundland and Labrador

2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the Junior Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador Business Hall of Fame. Call for nominations for the 2015 inductees will close November 5th, 2014.  To access the criteria and nomination form, click here.  

October 10, 2014 | Newfoundland and Labrador

Registration for the 2014-15 JA Company Program is now open to all high school students in the Avalon East area.  The program will begin October 28/29, 2014. To register, click here.

October 06, 2014 | Toronto - Ontario

Toronto, ON, October 6, 2014 – Junior Achievement (JA) of Canada, the largest provider of youth business education programs in Canada today announced that TD Bank Group has donated $1 Million to support JA's business education programs and digital learning. The bank’s support also includes a commitment to provide TD employee volunteers to deliver programs in classrooms across the country. TD has been instrumental in supporting the ongoing development and delivery of Junior Achievement’s programs across Canada for more than 17 years. This most recent gift will fund...

September 29, 2014 | British Columbia

Columbia Basin– Starting this fall, students around the Basin will be benefiting from youth entrepreneurship programs and financial literacy within their classrooms. The programs are run by Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JABC), which is pleased to welcome Amy Robillard as Program Coordinator in the Basin. In order to deliver these programs, JABC is seeking volunteers from the Basin community to visit classrooms and deliver programs on work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy to students in grades 5 to 12. Programs are delivered at the invitation of host teachers...

September 15, 2014 | Prince Edward Island

Please join us on September 24th, Junior Achievement PEI will be hosting their Annual Lobster Luncheon at the Summerside Golf & Country Club. The event will feature guest speaker Craig Mackie, Executive Director with the PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada.  Event sponsored by: Earl Davison, PEI Mutual, Cavendish Farms, W.P Griffin and MRSB Chartered Accountants. Supporting Sponsor: Consolidated Credit Union.   Tickets are $35 plus tax and can be purchased by calling the Summerside Chamber at 902- 436-9651.   All proceeds going to Junior Achievement...

August 07, 2014 | British Columbia

Vancouver, BC - This fall, youth in the Columbia Basin will be able to learn about entrepreneurship and the viability of self-employment as a career option when Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JABC) expands into the region. The expansion is possible through a partnership with Columbia Basin Trust (the Trust), which is contributing $300,000 over three years to support business education for local youth.   Junior Achievement programs are delivered free of charge to students in grades 5 to 12 at the invitation of host teachers, and are facilitated by local business people who...

July 29, 2014 | Waterloo Region

Anil Mehta, of LiveApp, is one of JA Waterloo Region's finest volunteers.  Here he helps to facilitate a workshop on building mobile apps for local Achievers attending the 2014 Summer Tech Camp. Achievers worked on building mobile apps, websites and corporate videos for the week, while paired with local businesses and got a chance to enjoy workshops and tours hosted by Google, Desire2Learn, Communitech, Blackberry, UWAFT, Durrell Communications, LiveApp, and Placicity Labs. Still to come is the Advanced Tech Camp, running from August 11th to 15th, in which campers will be working...

July 07, 2014 | Toronto - Ontario

  FRIDAY, JULY 7, 2014– JACO today announces that it has been accredited under Imagine Canada’s national Standards Program. With this achievement, we join a growing community of more than 1100 organizations dedicated to operational excellence. The Standards Program is a Canada-wide set of shared standards for charities and nonprofits designed to strengthen practices in five fundamental areas: board governance; financial accountability and transparency; fundraising; staff management; and volunteer involvement.   “We are all honoured to have earned this...

June 25, 2014 | British Columbia

Kamloops, BC - Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JABC) is pleased to announce that the TELUS Thompson Okanagan Community Board has donated $5,000 in support of business education programs for youth in the Interior. This generous contribution will specifically go towards the Economics for Success day program, held at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC.   JABC’s Economics for Success program encourages middle and high school students to take a closer look at the advantages of staying in school and how the choices they make can positively impact their future...

June 23, 2014 | British Columbia

Vancouver, British Columbia – Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JABC) is pleased to announce that BMO Bank of Montreal has donated $8,000 in support of business education programs for youth across BC.  This generous contribution is in addition to the many hours that enthusiastic BMO employees have volunteered with JABC.  Each year, BMO volunteers facilitate approximately 40 business education classes from Grades 5-12. This, along with their monetary contribution, will allow JABC to continue the spread of financial literacy and business education to BC’s youth...

June 18, 2014 | British Columbia

Vancouver, British Columbia – Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JABC) is pleased to announce that Scotiabank has once again donated $10,000 in support of business education programs for youth across BC.  This generous contribution will specifically go towards “Economics for Success”, a JA program that encourages youth to think critically about career goals and the role educational choices have on their financial future.   Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which they live and work. This generous contribution is in addition to the...

June 13, 2014 | British Columbia

Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JABC) is pleased to announce that Intergulf Development Group has made a $5,000 donation in support of business education programs for youth across BC.  Junior Achievement currently reaches over 30,000 youth in BC with programs that focus on teaching entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy.  Intergulf Development Group’s investment will help JABC increase its reach to 40,000 students by the 2015/16 school year.  This 3 year pledge is a generous continuation of the financial support Intergulf Development Group has...

June 12, 2014 | Nova Scotia

On June 3, Henry Demone, Robert Risley, and Paul and Stephen O'Regan were inducted into the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame. The event was attended by c-suite executives from all corners of industry and raised over $260,000 in support of Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia! Next year's event will take place on May 28, 2015. Supporters 2014 Sponsors Platinum Sponsor Video 2014 Governors Event Photo Gallery   Laureate Induction Videos Laureate Introduction Video Henry Demone Robert Risley Paul and Stephen O'Regan   2014 Laureates for the Nova Scotia Business...

June 12, 2014 | Toronto - Ontario

They are entrepreneurs, volunteers, active in their communities and yet they are still in high school. During the Canadian Business Hall of Fame Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony in Toronto on May 15, 2014, Junior Achievement of Canada awarded the 2014 youth scholarships to six deserving recipients. Each year, Junior Achievement recognizes amazing young people through a variety of scholarships and awards. “Our scholarship program recognizes student excellence at the highest level,” says Mr. Keith Publicover, Junior Achievement of Canada’s President & CEO. “...

June 09, 2014 | British Columbia

Vancouver, B.C.– Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JABC) is pleased to announce that Cariboo Cookies, a student-run company from Lake City Secondary in Williams Lake, B.C. has won the first ever Ledcor Group Rural Company of the Year Award. The six members of Cariboo Cookies participated in this Junior Achievement program with support from Linda Black, their marketing teacher, business mentors Paul Eves (Scotiabank) and Rhonda Hordiuk (BMO Bank of Montreal), and JA student alumni Ryan Therrien and Tim Johnson. Their company sold gourmet fortune cookies and donated...

June 09, 2014 | British Columbia

Vancouver, BC – Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JABC) is announcing today a grant it received from SAP Canada for the amount of $15,000 in support of business education programs for youth across BC. $10,000 of this contribution is funding JABC’s classroom programs, and $5,000 has funded an educational event called the JABC Innovation Jam.   The Innovation Jam is a full-day learning workshop for students in grades 11 and 12. At the event, students have the opportunity to meet guest speakers from the business world and participate in a business...

June 04, 2014 | British Columbia

Vancouver, BC - Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JABC) is pleased to announce that Just Jars has won the prestigious 2014 CIBC Student Company of the Year Award. The winning team is made up of students from Burnaby South Secondary School who participated in this Junior Achievement After-School Company Program.   Just Jars manufactures and sells convenient, pre-measured and combined mason jars of dry ingredients that enable consumers to make a complete meal, drink or dessert by adding a few wet ingredients.   The award was presented last night at the Celebrate JA! event,...

June 02, 2014 | British Columbia

Vancouver, B.C. – Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JA) is pleased to announce a $40,000 contribution from Canadian Western Bank (CWB) towards business education programs for youth in BC. Their generous contribution will support Economics for Success, a program for grade 9 and 10 students that demonstrates the importance of staying in school to acquire the knowledge, attitude and skills needed for long-term career success.   Junior Achievement would also like to recognize CWB for their growing support of financial education for youth across Western Canada with...

May 28, 2014 | British Columbia

Vancouver, B.C. – On Thursday, May 22nd, students from Sa-Hali Secondary in Kamloops accepted  the Grand Prize award for their participation in Junior Achievement of British Columbia’s first-ever JABC Innovation Jam event.   Students received the award in front of 700 business leaders at the Business Laureates of BC Business Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony in Vancouver. This most recent award is in addition to the Innovation Jam “People’s Choice” distinction the students won in March as a result of a social...

May 21, 2014 | Manitoba

On May 22, Manitoba’s business leaders will celebrate as five local legends are inducted into the Manitoba Business Hall of Fame at our gala. Inductees include: Jim Burns, former CEO of Power Financial Corp. and Great West Life  & Annuity Insurance Co.; John Buhler, founder of farm-equipment manufacturer Buhler Industries; Arthur Mauro, former president and CEO of Investors Group; Lawrie Pollard, chairmen of Pollard Banknote; and the late Robert Chipman, founder and past Chairman of Megill-Stephenson Company and National Leasing. “Robert Chipman was an inspiring business...

May 21, 2014 | Manitoba

On May 22, Manitoba’s business leaders will celebrate as five local legends are inducted into the Manitoba Business Hall of Fame at our gala. Inductees include: Jim Burns, former CEO of Power Financial Corp. and Great West Life  & Annuity Insurance Co.; John Buhler, founder of farm-equipment manufacturer Buhler Industries; Arthur Mauro, former president and CEO of Investors Group; Lawrie Pollard, chairmen of Pollard Banknote; and the late Robert Chipman, founder and past Chairman of Megill-Stephenson Company and National Leasing. “Robert Chipman was an inspiring business...

May 15, 2014 | Newfoundland and Labrador

Congratulations to Chris Collingwood, Fraser Edison, and Bill Mahoney, who were inducted into the Junior Achievement of Newfoundland and Labrador Business Hall of Fame on May 15th, 2014. Also inducted was the late J. Wayne Trask. Congratulations to his family.  

May 12, 2014 | New Brunswick

 Junior Achievement is doing great things in New Brunswick. Want to find out what's happening around the province? Check out our HEY JA! Newsletter. We invite you to read our publication to see what our Achievers are up to, which groups in NB are helping JA to deliver our message and to learn a bit more about our impact on our local communities. Click Below for our latest issue:  

May 12, 2014 | British Columbia

Vancouver, B.C. –  Junior Achievement of BC (JABC) is pleased to announce that Accenture is continuing their longstanding support for JABC business education programs for youth with a grant of $10,000.  This funding will support Junior Achievement high school programs, JA Titan and two Company Program “After-School” Clubs.  This brings Accenture’s support of JABC to approximately $100,000 since 2006 in addition to significant in-kind support.   The grant is part of Accenture’s Skills to Succeed initiative, which plans to equip 500,...

May 09, 2014 | Toronto - Ontario

Help show the next generation of leaders the power of their ideas PURCHASE LOOPTAIL NOW to donate $5 to Junior Achievement of Canada. For every copy of Looptail sold through the G Adventures Gear Store, $5 will be donated to Junior Achievement of Canada to support Canadian youth. In addition, $5 will be donated to the G Adventures Planeterra Foundation. OFFER CODE: JALooptail  “...Junior Achievement (JA), the same organization that took an eager fourteen-year-old all those years ago and showed him that his thoughts and ideas mattered.”...

May 03, 2014 | Quebec

Jeunes Entreprises du Québec (JEQ) était présente au lancement des résultats du sondage de la Fondation de l’entrepreneurship sur l’indice entrepreneurial québécois 2014 et accueil avec optimisme les données qui démontrent une augmentation notable du taux des intentions d’entreprendre et d’entamer les démarches pour le faire. Les résultats du sondage établissent hors de tout doute l’importance du lien signifiant avec les gens d’affaires ainsi qu’avec les intervenants scolaires et socioéconomiques dans la sensibilisation des jeunes à l’...

April 16, 2014 | British Columbia

Vancouver, B.C. – Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta and British Columbia and the Ledcor Group of Companies (Ledcor) are pleased to announce that Ledcor has generously made a $200,000 commitment over five years to support Junior Achievement youth business education programs in both regions. The contribution will support the JA Company Program expansion to outside of metropolitan areas. The program is an entrepreneurial training effort in high schools in both regionsthat inspires students to organize and operate an actual business. Students learn how businesses function...

March 20, 2014 | Prince Edward Island

Junior Achievement, Prince Edward Island is announcing two-time Olympic gold medalist, Heather Moyse as narrator for the 2014 Business Hall of Fame Gala. CBC News Compass host, Bruce Rainnie will act as host the evening’s festivities as three outstanding business leaders are recognized.  “Junior Achievement, Prince Edward Island is delighted that Heather has accepted our invitation to narrate the year’s induction ceremony,” says Bette Ferguson, President and CEO. “It will be an inspiring evening, where PEI’s community and business leaders come...

March 17, 2014 | British Columbia

Vancouver, BC. – Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JABC) is pleased to announce a $25,000 donation and the continuation of a partnership with Teekay Shipping (Canada) Ltd. (Teekay) through the Junior Achievement business education programs in British Columbia.   JABC has been a Teekay charity of choice since 2006 with both funding and volunteers. Teekay generously hosts many events for JA students and Alumni and many staff volunteer to deliver a JA program in the classrooms.   “Working with JABC is an opportunity for Teekay to help future leaders gain some...

March 16, 2014 | Quebec

Qui a dit que les jeunes ne s’intéressent pas aux questions économiques et aux affaires? Une centaine de jeunes délégués du programme Entreprise Étudiante de Jeunes Entreprises du Québec provenant de toutes les régions du Québec et du Manitoba ont passé la fin de semaine à l’hôtel Le Victorin de Victoriaville pour concevoir un plan d’affaires, faire des activités de team building et participer à une simulation boursière à grand déploiement. Tout cela dans le cadre du 39e Congrès des Jeunes Entreprises du Québec (COJEQ 2014). « Les jeunes qui...

March 15, 2014 | Quebec

L’Association des clubs d’entrepreneurs étudiants du Québec (ACEE) et Les Jeunes Entreprises du Québec (JEQ) signent une entente de collaboration en marge du congrès COJEQ 2014. « Nous sommes heureux parce que cette entente donnera la chance à de nombreux jeunes de poursuivre l’expérience entrepreneuriale acquise avec JEQ au niveau des centres de formation professionnels, des cégeps et des universités avec l’aide de l’ACEE » souligne Pierre Touzel, directeur général de l’ACEE. Pour Nathalie Dansereau, PDG de Jeunes Entreprises du...

March 12, 2014 | Prince Edward Island

  Junior Achievement of Prince Edward Island proudly announces the 17th Annual Awards Gala on Thursday May 22, 2014 at the Delta Prince Edward. The Business Hall of Fame recognizes the contribution made to business by successful leaders and entrepreneurs in Prince Edward Island and Junior Achievement is honoured to share the 2014 Laureates.  Congratulations to Donald S. Allan- Innovative Entrepreneur in the Agriculture Industry, Albert M. Ferris – Entrepreneur, Educator and Mentor and Arnold Wightman – Visionary and Island Business...

March 10, 2014 | British Columbia

Vancouver, B.C. – Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JABC) is pleased to announce that RBC has once again donated $50,000 in support of business education programs for youth across BC for the 2013-14 school year.   This generous contribution will specifically go towards the ‘Economics for Success’ programs, which encourages grade 9 and 10 students to reflect on the advantages of remaining in school to acquire the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed for long-term career success.   RBC’s corporate citizenship goals of making a significant and...

February 26, 2014 | British Columbia

Vancouver, B.C. – Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JABC) is pleased to announce that Barbara Brink, Vice President of Applied Strategies Ltd. and member of JABC’s Board of Directors, will receive the 2014 Business in Vancouver Influential Women in Business Lifetime Achievement Award. Honourees of the Influential Women in Business Awards are influential leaders in their industry and the business community at large, committing time and resources to mentor other women in business and contribute their expertise on corporate and not-for-profit boards of directors....

February 14, 2014 | Quebec

Jeunes Entreprises du Québec (JEQ) a participé activement aux Journées de la persévérance se déroulant à travers la province. En cette semaine de la persévérance, JEQ a mobilisé ses partenaires pour offrir à quelque 500 jeunes l’encouragement nécessaire les amenant à réaliser l’importance de planifier leur succès – qui commence sur les bancs d’école! Pour l’occasion, les écoles Académie de Roberval, Antoine-Brossard, Chomedey-de-Maisonneuve, Des Sources, St-Henri, Harmony Elementary School, Beaconsfield High School ont reçu la visite spéciale des bénévoles de...

February 04, 2014 | Manitoba

Marketing VP’s from the after school “Company Program” will soon be submitting their creative Print Ad campaigns! Winnipeg marketing agency Metric Marketing will critique and grade each team’s submission.  Feedback generated from marketing professionals in a relevant field gives JA students a valuable opportunity to learn!  Thanks to organizations such as Metric Marketing for paying it forward to our youth! We look forward to posting each team’s submission on our JAMB Facebook page and announcing the winner of this competition at our annual...

January 29, 2014 | British Columbia

Vancouver, B.C. – Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JABC) is pleased to announce that Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) has made a generous donation. Once again, CPABC has committed its support to Junior Achievement business education programs for youth. Their generous and increased funding of $45,000 will specifically go towards the JA Innovation Jam and JA Titan.  The JABC Innovation Jam is a new student event that was held on January 20, 2014.  Approximately 120 students who have participated in JA’s high school programs participated in teams where they...

January 29, 2014 | Manitoba

On May 22nd JA Manitoba will be inducting the second group of inductees into the Manitoba Business Hall of Fame. Jim Burns, John Buhler, Robert Chipman, Art Mauro and Lawrie Pollard will be inducted at a gala dinner at the Met Entertainment Centre in Winnipeg. 

January 22, 2014 | British Columbia

On Monday, January 20th, 120 students from 20 schools across BC came together for a day of creative thinking and competition at Junior Achievement of British Columbia’s (JABC) first ever JABC Innovation Jam. The workshop and competition challenged and inspired grade 11 and 12 students to THINK BIG about creating the innovative businesses of tomorrow. This intense and exciting event had student teams develop and pitch new, innovative business ideas with a focus on environmental sustainability. Presenting and Reception Sponsor for the event was the Chartered Professional...

November 15, 2013 | Southern Alberta

National Philanthropy Day takes place on November 15th. This day recognises the great contributions made by donors and volunteers, and the spirit of giving they embody.  Through the kindness of philanthropists world wide, billions of dollars and volunteer hours are given to support the efforts of non-profit organizations. The power of philanthropy comes from the dedication of people who selflessly give to make the world a better place for all. We at Junior Achievement want to thank all those who make it possible for us to reach out to students in Southern Alberta. Together, we are...

August 14, 2013 |

Recent barbeque at the Guelph home of Michael Sarracini raised $1500.00 for Junior Achievement and Habitat for Humanity. Presenting the cheques are Monty Albert and Bill O’Reilly of Realty Executives Plus, Scott McGillivray of HGTV’s Income Property, and Michael Sarracini of Lifetime Wealth Academy. Junior Achievement Guelph-Wellington want to thank Lifetime Wealth Academy for their continued support to the programs of Junior Achievement.

June 10, 2013 | Ottawa

Press Release - Ottawa Network for Education’s Junior Achievement program celebrates a successful year of engaging students. Ottawa, ON (June 10, 2013) – In recognition for volunteering and sharing their knowledge with students from grades 5 to 12, members of Ottawa’s business community will come together to celebrate a successful year of Junior Achievement (JA). The JA Business Basics, Economics for Success and TITAN programs offered Ottawa students the opportunity to learn financial literacy, entrepreneurship and other business skills within the current curriculum. The...

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