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Maximize their potential.

JA is the only organization that teaches entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy to students from Grades 5 to 12.

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I learned about communication and perseverance -- skills that will be essential to my future success in the workplace.
Achiever, Company Program

Inspire them for success.

Over 75% of Achievers say JA was a critical driver of their work success.

Become a Volunteer

The volunteers were the best! Thank you for taking your time to teach us about business and how to run one.
Achiever, Our Business World

Empower them to be leaders of tomorrow.

JA makes a substantial impact on Canada’s economy. JA creates an annual return to society of $45 for every $1 spent.

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JA gave me a realistic view on what is needed to start a business and how to effectively execute a business plan.

Inspiring Young People to Succeed

JA (Junior Achievement) is the world’s largest NGO dedicated to educating young people about business. We strive to inspire and prepare youth to succeed in a global economy. With over 120 member organizations worldwide, JA brings a global view of business to local communities. We partner with educators, donors and volunteers to bring a real world experience into the classroom. Our programs focused on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship give students the skills and confidence they need to become leaders of tomorrow.


Your commitment could vary from a single school day to a weekly visit of one hour each for five to 10 weeks. It all depends on the grade level of the program you choose. You can choose your classroom based on a number of factors. We're flexible!


Our programs are meant to supplement the lessons that students currently learn within the class curriculum. We offer engaging and diverse hands-on programming about the basics of business, financial literacy and work readiness.

Donors & Sponsors

JA donors and sponsors really do make a difference! Their generosity enabled over 35,000 students the opportunity to participate in work readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship programs this past school year!


Since 1955, JA British Columbia has been inspiring and preparing BC youth to succeed in the global economy in Canada. See how JA delivers a positive return on investment through business education programs focused on work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship.

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Refreshed programs for 2015-16

Introducing three new programs!

JA is committed to refreshing and refining programs to provide students with the most relevant, high-quality offerings aimed at incorporating 21st century skills and current financial and workplace data. We introduced three new programs in the fall of 2015. Two are refreshed versions of Our Business World (grades 5-6) and Economics for Success (grades 9-10). Our third new offering, Be Entrepreneurial, takes high school students in grades 10-12 through the preliminary stages of planning their own venture.

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