Our Country – Technology and Innovation

Taking Grade 4-5 Students on a Fast-Forward Trip to Canada’s Future!

Technological innovation is key to driving Canada’s economy. However, students don’t have enough opportunities to innovate and think creatively.

In JA’s Our Country - Technology and Innovation, elementary school students develop innovative, new ideas for business and society. They learn about Canada’s technological past and present, as well as share ideas that could become our next great innovation.  


By participating in this program, students will:
  • Learn why change is needed for economic and social progress

  • Identify Canadian inventors and their inventions

  • Describe the impact Canadian inventions have had on international business

  • Explain why new technology displaces old technology and give examples

  • Learn why new technology tends to have higher market value than old technology

  • Describe changes in Canadian society and business as a result of innovation

  • Evaluate the usefulness of imaginary technologies

By the end of this program, students will have the confidence and ability to think creatively. This will inspire them to tackle new challenges and create Canada’s next great innovations.


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Use the links below for more information about getting involved with Our Country - Technology and Innovation.

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

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Notre mission est d'inspirer et de préparer les jeunes à réussir dans une économie mondiale.Our mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.