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JA Canada: Turning today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders

Passionately committed to helping youth to succeed in school and life.

JA Canada is the largest youth business education organization in Canada with a national office and 14 Charters and PDAs (Program Delivery Affiliates) serving students youth like you from coast to coast. We work in partnership with educators, volunteers and businesses to teach you about financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.

JA is extremely fortunate to have the support of many of Canada’s leading corporations and local organizations. These corporations not only provide financial support, but also provide us with volunteers through their in-house volunteer programs. We rely on thousands of dedicated corporate and individual volunteers to help us achieve our mission.

Types of programs we offer

Financial Literacy

Learn how to create and manage wealth. Develop real-world skills that you can apply to your life immediately – such as budgeting, investing and aligning your financial choices with your goals.

Work Readiness

Learn how to translate your interests and skills into successful careers. This program develops practical job skills such as interviewing, communications and critical thinking.


Gain firsthand experience in running a business. Work with mentors from your local business communities to create strategies and manage companies.

Self-directed Online Programs

Interested in a program? Create your account today to start learning!

Our Business World Online (Grade 3- 6)

Explore how businesses are created and what makes them thrive. Using games and multimedia, you’ll learn about innovation, start-ups and self-employment.

More Than Money Online (Grade 3 – 6)

In this program, you’ll learn about earning, spending, sharing and saving money.

JA BizCraft (Grade 4 -6)

A game to put on your entrepreneurial hat and run your own retail business.

Dollars with Sense Online (Grade 6 – 9)

Learn personal money management skills that you can apply to your life.

Economics for Success Online (Grade 6 – 10)

Take a closer look at the advantages of staying in school and learn what’s needed to succeed in today’s workforce.

Investment Strategies Program Online (Grade 10 – 12)

Learn how to save and invest for the future.

Be Entrepreneurial Online (Grade 9 – 12)

Get prepared to launch a business, create jobs and drive the Canadian economy.

Entrepreneurial Trades (Grade 10 – 12)

Get ready to understand, analyze, evaluate and apply financial and business skills essential for a successful trades career.

Personal Finance Online (Grade 9 – 12)

Learn personal money management skills such as spending wisely, budgeting, saving, investing and using credit.

These programs are also offered in classrooms, contact your local JA office to learn more: