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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.

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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 nearly 38,000 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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Thanks to the unwavering support of our volunteers, teachers and donors, JA British Columbia continues to beat its program delivery records year after year and the 2016-2017 school year was no exception. We delivered 1473 programs to over 40,000 students, a new record in our 62 years of providing business education for youth in BC.

Though we have managed to do so much this year past year, we’re still not done. Stay tuned for what we have in store, from a new version of Dollars with Sense, to new digital tools for Company Program to new events, we’re doing it all thanks to the generous support and investments from our sponsors. Thank you to everyone for helping us realize our mission to provide a transformational experience for BC’s youth.