About Us

About JA British Columbia

JA British Columbia (JABC) is a member of JA Canada and part of JA Worldwide (JA), the world’s largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating young people about business. Since 1955, British Columbia schools have relied on JA to inspire and prepare youth to succeed in an ever-changing global economy. In 2016, over 38,000 BC students benefited from JABC programs delivered free of charge by volunteers from local business communities, who bring their real-life experience into the classroom. JABC programs focus on work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship, giving students the confidence and skills they need to become the next generation of business and community leaders.

JA Canada

JA Canada, a member of JA Worldwide, is the largest youth business education organization in Canada. For over 58 years, it has been inspiring and preparing more than 4 million Canadian youth to succeed in an ever-changing global economy. The organization provides young Canadians with opportunities to learn financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness skills via engaging programs and with the help of dedicated volunteers. With a national office and 16 Charters and ADMs (Alternate Delivery Models) serving students from coast to coast, JA Canada works in partnership with educators, volunteers and businesses. Visit www.jacanada.org for more information.

JA Worldwide

JA Worldwide (Junior Achievement) is the world’s largest NGO dedicated to educating young people about business. 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 give students the confidence and skills they need to become the next generation of business and community leaders. Visit www.jaworldwide.org for more information.

More about JA

Our Purpose

Why we do what we do Our Purpose

Three Pillars of Success

The core areas of impact we make for our youth Three Pillars of Success

JA Impact

See how JA delivers a positive return on investment JA Impact

Our History

The history of JABC Our History

Board of Directors

Members of the Board of Directors of JABC Board of Directors

Annual Reports

Access our 2015-2016 annual report Annual Reports

Careers

Career opportunities at JABC Work with JABC

JA Canada

JABC is a member of JA Canada. Find out more. JA Canada