Our Community – Needs, Jobs, Tools

Helping Grade 3-4 Students Understand How They Can Contribute to Canada’s Future Prosperity

Many Canadian youth leave their communities, or the country, to look for work because they don’t realize the opportunities they have to succeed at home.

Our Community – Needs, Jobs, Tools gives elementary school students the building blocks for a successful career – right here at home! The program shows students how business shapes our lives and strengthens society.


After completing the program, students will be prepared to:
  • Discuss the common types of jobs and workplaces

  • Describe ways people earn, spend, share and invest money

  • Explain the value of tools in helping people get their jobs done

  • Identify tools used in different jobs and describe how they are used

By the end of this program, students will learn about their own potential and how they can contribute to Canada’s prosperity. This prepares students for careers in business and inspires them to make a positive impact in their communities. 


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To check program availability, or for more information, contact your local JA office.

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