JABC is committed to creating meaningful relationships with Indigenous learners, communities and organizations across British Columbia.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report outlines several calls to action under Education, which includes providing culturally appropriate programming and increasing accessibility to programming that can address gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous learners.

We are doing this by building relationships with First Nations communities, working with them to adapt our programs so they are culturally appropriate, and engaging volunteers from these communities to deliver the programs.

Share your Knowledge

We are recruiting facilitators within First Nations communities to help us deliver programs in work readiness, financial health, and entrepreneurship. Indigenous community and business leaders play an important role in bringing cultural perspectives to JA program lessons. You can inspire a young person by sharing your own experiences and real world knowledge as you guide students through the lessons and activities.

For more information, please contact Kimberly.Sommer@jabc.org

Set up a Program

Are you a member of an Indigenous Advisory Council or First Nations school? Run a career or business club or program at school or work in a First Nation Community?

JA programs are available to all schools and organizations in urban and rural communities. Our programs have flexible delivery options and equip students with skills essential to their future success.

For more information, please contact Kimberly.Sommer@jabc.org


All JA programs are provided free of charge thanks to the generosity of our donors and sponsors.

Make an investment to bring more JA programs to B.C. Indigenous communities to demonstrate support for B.C.’s Indigenous peoples and Truth and Reconciliation.

For more information, please contact Nancy.Cardozo@jabc.org

Latest News

September 2022- JABC is very pleased to team up with Bears’ Lair TV to amplify Indigenous youth entrepreneurship.

Learn more here

Year End Report 2021-2022
Program Handout

“Our Grade 7, 8, 9, 11, and 12 classes had such a blast with JA this year!  These programs were very impactful, impressive, and so well organized that the students really enjoyed themselves. I am really looking forward to working with JA next year and diving deeper into these programs, hopefully in person!”

Teacher Hayley Atkins , W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Secondary School
We honour our Indigenous Programs Partners
We honour our Indigenous Futures Circle Founding Donors

Thank you to all the donors that support Indigenous programming. View these donors here

In the News

View video and article “West Coast Youth Learn the Ins and Outs of Business”

JA Student Company Wild Coasters (Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News January 2019)

We acknowledge that our work spans many Territories and that our head office is located on the shared traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.