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.
“I learned about interesting technologies and ideas that help people all over Canada.”
-Grade 6 Stdudent
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.
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.