Making a big difference, one student at a time
Strengthening our communities
After working in tandem to deliver programs in 2020-21, JA South Western Ontario and JA Waterloo Region have now officially amalgamated into one charter.
JA has been inspiring and preparing youth in South Western Ontario for over 50 years. Teachers, donors, business partners, and students all agree that JA programs produce young leaders ready for success at work and in life.
In July 2021, JA Waterloo Region merged with JA South Western Ontario to create a stronger and more dynamic charter with local impact in each region.
Research done by Boston Consulting Group confirms JA’s incredible impact:
JA Alumni are 50% more likely to open their own business which leads to innovation, new jobs and wealth creation.
75% of Achievers stated that JA has had a significant impact in the development of their financial literacy and decision-making skills
65% of Achievers stated that JA has had a significant impact on their decisions to stay in school and enroll in post-secondary education
JA Alumni are 3X more likely to hold senior and middle management positions in their respective organizations.
JA Students are 5X less likely to be jobless later in life having obtained the skill of networking.