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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...

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 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            

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...

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...

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...

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.  

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