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JA Camp Startup

The Summer Camp for Future Entrepreneurs!

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Growing Together

JA South Western Ontario and JA Waterloo Region have joined forces to form one strong and dynamic charter.

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Share Your Knowledge

Bring your expertise to our amazing team of volunteers and mentors.

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Give the Gift of Success

Make a lasting difference for the next generation.

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Our mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Our work bridges the gap between education and the real world by delivering specialized programs both in school and after school.

Our programs focus on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship – giving students in grades 4-12 the tools they need for their futures.  We have recently added online programming in both teacher-led and student self-directed models.

Working with corporate partners, volunteers and teachers, we create important connections to the workforce and prepare youth for the jobs of tomorrow. JA South Western Ontario supports students from Windsor-Essex to Grey-Bruce to Niagara.

Learn more about us and the regions we serve.

Our mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.


Your skills, experience and commitment will inspire and prepare young people to succeed in our changing world.


Bring JA into your classroom with in-class and digital programs for students in grades 4 – 12. Supplement your curriculum with our interactive programs in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.


Get set up for success with one of our online programs for Grades 4-12.  If you’re a high school student, you can also join our JA Company Program or our “Building a Stronger Future” Entrepreneurial Skilled Trades and Technology program.

Partners & Donors

Your support provides essential proactive education to transform the lives of students and ultimately transform the community.

Our Impact

With your help, we achieve these goals.

“The program was well thought out and planned…This was a great addition to the Financial Literacy Curriculum.”
~ Grade 7 Teacher, JA Dollars with Sense program

“The information I learned in JA will be used for life!”
~ JA Company Program Student

2020-2021 Impact

Learn more about our impact here.

We acknowledge that JA South Western Ontario operates on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe, Attawandaron, Haudenosaunee, Lūnaapéewak, and Mississauga peoples. We extend our respect to all First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples for their past and present contributions to this land and recognize our collective responsibilities to the land and the water. We commit to improving our own understanding of local Indigenous peoples and their cultures and acknowledging our history in order to commit to transforming our future.