Programs designed to create tomorrow's leaders.

Our unique programs allow students to experience and understand business, preparing them for leadership. They enable young people to gain financial responsibility, make confident decisions and become innovators.

Our Community: Needs, Jobs & Tools

Students explore how their needs and wants are met through various jobs in the community, as well as learning about important tools used in various occupations. A hands-on exploration of the money circle links how jobs and tools meet our needs.

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Level: Grade 3
Commitment: Half Day

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Our Country: Technology & Innovation

Explains the impact technology and Canadian inventors have on business and societies around the world. Explores industrial changes due to technology and what might be in store for the future. Technology and Innovation engages elementary students in activities to define new ideas for business and society by learning about our technological past and present.

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Level: Grade 4
Commitment: Half Day

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More Than Money

This interactive program introduces the idea of money as a way to obtain needs and wants, managing money smartly, explores consumerism, and how to protect yourself financially.  More Than Money also includes an introduction to entrepreneurship and business.

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Level: Grade 5
Commitment: Half Day

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Our Business World

Our Business World is an interactive, hands on program that encourages students to start thinking about the business world, by examining what a business is, how businesses affect our community, why businesses evolve, and self-reflection on traits and skills an entrepreneur should possess.

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Level: Grade 6
Commitment: Half Day

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A Business of Our Own

Building on previous learning and concepts, the opportunity is now in the hands of the students to apply their knowledge gleaned from other JA programs to operate their own retail business. Students create, organize and run their own business for a day and see what challenges and successes come from working as a group towards a common goal.

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Level: Grade 6
Commitment: 5 hours

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Diversity in Action

Designed to prepare our youth for the workforce, Diversity in Action highlights where people with many differences work together to achieve common goals. In groups, students explore how the diversity within their class and their community benefits, poses challenges, and ultimately enriches our lives and workplaces.

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Level: Grade 7
Commitment: Half Day

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Dollars with Sense

It’s never too early to start learning about personal finance including debit cards, credit cards and investments. Informing about the various personal financial choices and what information is important to their financial success, small groups work on budgeting, personal investments, and money management.

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Level: Grade 8
Commitment: Half Day

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Investment Strategies

An in-class and e-learning opportunity, Investment Strategies introduces youth to the stock market. Basic knowledge is coupled with research about the business world, various investment strategies, and the ethics and philanthropy that are often associated with a global market are all covered before the on-line simulation begins.

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Level: Grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Commitment: 4 one hour lessons, 6 week simulation

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Economics for Success

Staying in school, getting an education, and having goals lead to success. Economics for Success focuses on having students answer the question ‘What is success to me?’ and how they can achieve it by staying in school. The economic costs of dropping out of school are questioned when groups budget with paychecks, evaluate their skills and determine which career path is best for them.

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Level: Grade 9
Commitment: Half Day

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Investment Strategies

An in-class and e-learning opportunity, Investment Strategies introduces youth to the stock market. Basic knowledge is coupled with research about the business world, various investment strategies, and the ethics and philanthropy that are often associated with a global market are all covered before the on-line simulation begins.

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Level: Grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Commitment: 4 one hour lessons, 6 week simulation

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Success Skills

What does it take to be successful in today’s rapidly changing work environment? Posed to high school students, this question is answered through peer learning and examines what different skill sets are required to be successful in the workforce.

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Level: Grades 10, 11, 12
Commitment: Half Day

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Be Entrepreneurial

Owning an entrepreneurial venture can start in high school, all it takes is recognizing of talent and practices used by successful entrepreneurs and role models. Encouraging the next generation to think about being their own boss and running a venture is easy when all the tools and information are being taught by industry leaders.

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Level: Grades 10, 11, 12
Commitment: Half Day

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Company Program

The corner stone of Junior Achievement, the JA Company Program is an after-school program that has groups of students working together to operate their own business venture.

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Level: Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Commitment: 18 weeks

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