JA Impact

By providing business education programs focused on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship, JA delivers a positive return on investment.

JA Delivers a Positive Return on Investment

Since 1955, JA British Columbia has been inspiring and preparing BC youth to succeed in the global economy in Canada. Our partners and volunteers have enabled us to grow our reach from 400 students in 1955 to over half a million today.

JA makes a positive annual impact on Canada’s Economy

By helping youth stay in school, encouraging entrepreneurship and teaching financial literacy skills, JA creates an annual return to society of $45 for every dollar spent.

JA fills a gap in Canada’s education system

Over 75% of Achievers cite JA as having a significant impact in developing their financial literacy and decision-making skills.

Annual Return Financial Education

JA is a life changing event

Over 65% of Achievers indicate that participation in JA programs had a significant impact on the decision to stay in school and enroll in post-secondary education.

JA helps young people succeed in a global economy

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

Stay in School Work Success

JA graduates achieve higher levels of success

Achievers are 50% more likely to open their own business leading to innovation, new jobs, and wealth creation.

JA graduates are a significant driver of Canada’s economy

Each year, $425 million of Canadian GDP can be attributed directly to the entrepreneurial activity of Achievers.

New Business Canadian GDP


All statistics above were reported by Boston Consulting Group, 2011.