JA Canada Announces Appointment of Scott Hillier as President & CEO

July 25, 2016


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 Charters in Canada.  Scott brings an extensive professional background in business development, marketing, and entrepreneurship to the role.


“Under Scott’s leadership, JA in Canada will continue to provide students with innovative and high quality programming in the areas of financial literacy, work place readiness and entrepreneurship, ” said Kevin Dane, Chair, JA Canada Board of Directors “Throughout his career at JA Scott has been a driven leader, committed to working with JA Charters across Canada to achieve the JA mission of inspiring and preparing youth to succeed in a global economy. ”

“I am very excited about the opportunity to lead the highly accomplished JA Canada team,” said Scott Hillier, CEO & President, JA Canada. “I am especially delighted to support the team as they continue to work in collaboration with our Charters across Canada to develop and roll out major initiatives that will enable JA to greatly expand our reach and enhance program delivery across Canada.”  

Last year in Canada with the support of  ~13,000 volunteers JA delivered ~10,000 programs to ~250,000 students across Canada. To further enhance their ability to reach students the organization launched the first phase of a digital strategy to expand learning beyond the classroom and an online school and community for volunteers (Royden Richardson Virtual School).


 About JA Canada

JA Canada is the country’s largest youth business education organization and is dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in the global economy. Offering programs in the areas of financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness, JA Canada strives to help students make informed and knowledgeable financial decisions, develop career plans and express their innovative spirit.  JA alumni are more likely to stay in school, launch businesses and do better financially then non-alumni.     For more information please visit or follow us on Twitter @JA_Canada.

For more information, please contact:


Tina Kaichis

Vice President, Integrated Brand Marketing, JA Canada

Phone: 647-728--8048



Our mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.