Success starts here. Relevant, hands-on learning through JA has the power to economically empower our students and transform our communities.
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 health, 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.
We believe in the boundless potential of young people.
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.
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 health, work readiness and entrepreneurship.
Your skills, experience and commitment will inspire and prepare young people to succeed in our changing world.
Your support provides essential proactive education to transform the lives of students and ultimately transform the community.
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
Learn more about our impact here.
What’s Happening In South Western Ontario
- IN THE NEWS: JA announces Business Hall of Fame 2022 laureates – London Inc. Magazine
- Thank you Volunteers! Celebrating National Volunteer Week
- IN THE NEWS: Funding from Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development helps Junior Achievement bring game-changing program to youth in Hamilton
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.