JA’s Impact

Inspiring Youth and Driving Canada’s Economy by $105 Million Annually

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) conducted a year long study to measure the value of JA’s programs across Canada. The study assessed the value that participation in JA Canada’s programs delivered.

The study found that JA makes a substantial, positive impact on the Canadian economy. According to the study:

  • The work of JA has a direct impact of $105 million on Canada’s economy each year.

  • JA in Canada creates an annual return to society of $45 for every $1 received by supporters.

  • Achievers are 3X more likely to hold senior and middle management positions in their respective organizations.

  • Achievers are 50% more likely to open their own business, which leads to innovation, new jobs and wealth creation.

  • JA alumni launch 6,500 companies a year, a rate 50% higher than the Canadian average.

How We Achieve

“As a large financial institution, TD recognizes that we have a particular responsibility to help Canadians, especially young Canadians, gain a better understanding of their finances. We are very proud to support programs like JA and we are especially proud to see that commitment shared by so many employees who donate their time.” — John Tracy, Senior Vice President, Retail Savings and Investing, TD Bank Group


Results from the study prove that JA programs have a substantial, positive impact on Canada’s youth and economy. They are critical for building a skilled workforce, motivating youth to reach their highest potential and developing a new generation of responsible citizens.

Take a closer look at the impact of JA in Canada! Download the findings from the Boston Consulting Group Study, “Making an Impact: Assessing Junior Achievement of Canada’s Value Creation”.

How We Achieve

« JA et McDonald’s partagent des valeurs similaires, notamment le souci d’offrir aux jeunes des compétences commerciales et de les éduquer en matière d’entrepreneuriat. ».

— Len Jillard, vice-président senior et chef des Ressources humaines, Les Restaurants McDonald du Canada Limitée


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