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IN THE NEWS: Goodwill CEO, CultureWorks founder earn Junior Achievement honour – London Free Press

For the first time, Junior Achievement in London is adding two women to its Hall of Fame in the same year. Michelle Quintyn, left, chief executive of Goodwill Industries, and Tina Bax, founder of the CultureWorks language school. (Free Press file photos) For the first time, Junior Achievement in London is adding two women to…

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WE’RE HIRING: Director, Philanthropy

Director, Philanthropy, Full Time JA South Western Ontario is a member of JA Canada and part of JA Worldwide (JA), the world’s largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating young people about business. Through the delivery of hands-on, blended learning in entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness, JA empowers young people to grow their entrepreneurial ideas,…

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Seeking Board Members for our exciting, growth-focused strategic plan

Overview Junior Achievement (JA) is a global organization, operating in 110 countries around the world.  Our vision is a world in which young people have the skillset and mindset to build thriving communities.  Through the economic empowerment of youth across the world, global peace and prosperity become possible.  In recognition of JA’s impact toward this…

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IN THE NEWS: JA announces Business Hall of Fame 2022 laureates – London Inc. Magazine

Tina Bax and Michelle Quintyn will be inducted into the London and District Business Hall of Fame in October Photo: 2022 JA London and District Business Hall of Fame inductees Tina Bax and Michelle Quintyn JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT SOUTH Western Ontario has announced this year’s laureates to be inducted into the JA London and District Business Hall…

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IN THE NEWS: Funding from Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development helps Junior Achievement bring game-changing program to youth in Hamilton

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Funding from Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development helps Junior Achievement bring game-changing program to youth in Hamilton   Hamilton, ON – April 25, 2022 – The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development is helping JA South Western Ontario bring a new program to Hamilton, which is expected to…

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Thank you Riverview Bingo!

Throughout all the shutdowns from the pandemic, Riverview Bingo has done everything in its power to keep the funding coming for JA and other charities in Chatham-Kent. We’re so grateful for the support of Riverview across all three JA pillars – financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Knowing that funding is there each month has…

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Nominations for 2022 London & District Business Hall of Fame open through March 25th

If you know someone who would be a good candidate  for the London and District Business Hall of Fame, now is the time to let us know! 2022 Laureate nominations will be open through March 25th. Established by Junior Achievement of London and District in 1990, the London and District Business Hall of Fame honours…

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JA Worldwide Nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize

JA Worldwide Nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize;JA South Western Ontario Celebrates this Prestigious Honour JA Worldwide, a non-profit organization that helps young people develop the skillset and mindset to achieve success, has been nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize. As a member of the worldwide Junior Achievement network, JA Southwestern Ontario prepares…

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IN THE NEWS: “Set to Celebrate” – London Inc Magazine

Junior Achievement hosts 31st Annual London and District Business Hall of Fame Gala honouring laureates Karen Fryday-Field and Joel McLean THE 31st ANNUAL London and District Hall of Fame Gala will take place tonight from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This year’s gala celebrates the achievements of two exceptional role models: Karen Fryday-Field, managing partner…

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MEDIA RELEASE – LBHF 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Junior Achievement hosting 31st Annual London and District Business Hall of Fame Gala honouring laureates Karen Fryday-Field and Joel McLean October 19th, 2021 – London, ON. JA South Western Ontario is taking the London and District Business Hall of Fame Gala virtual again this year as Karen Fryday-Field and Joel McLean are inducted…

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BID NOW – Virtual Silent Auction for London and District Business Hall of Fame!

The JA LBHF silent auction is open and ready for bidding until Thursday, October 28 at 11:00am. Check out our enhanced auction platform and a number of impressive items including a selection of stunning jewellery from Gordon’s Gold, a range of experiences including golf at Sunningdale and Twin Streams, yoga passes, wine and craft beer…

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IN THE NEWS: “Promoting skilled trades as road to success” – London Inc. Magazine

JA South Western Ontario, along with JA chapters across the province, will bring skilled trades and technology exposure into the classroom via a new interactive online event IN AN EFFORT to make the skilled trades a more attractive pathway for high school students, Junior Achievement (JA) South Western Ontario is teaming up with JA chapters across the…

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JA South Western Ontario is supported by Riverview Gaming Palace

Did you know?  Some of our ongoing support comes through funds raised at Riverview Gaming Centre in Chatham-Kent.  We’re so grateful to the centre and everyone who plays there for helping us to invest in the leaders of tomorrow. Funds from Riverview have supported programs across all three JA pillars – financial literacy, work readiness…

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IN THE NEWS: Libro Credit Union is first to invest in Junior Achievement amalgamated charter for greater impact on youth financial literacy

August 25, 2021  SOUTHWESTERN, ONTARIO – Junior Achievement South Western Ontario received a $114,750 investment from Libro Credit Union, setting even more youth up for success with critical life skills that reduce the likelihood of living in debt and ultimately breaking the cycle of poverty. By amalgamating with Junior Achievement (JA) Waterloo Region, Junior Achievement…

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MEDIA RELEASE: JA South Western Ontario & JA Waterloo Region have joined forces

July 19, 2021 – London & Kitchener, ON. JA South Western Ontario has officially merged with JA Waterloo Region to form one strong and dynamic charter. Formed in 1963 and 1970 respectively, the two organizations will now operate together as the amalgamated charter Junior Achievement of South Western Ontario. The new charter’s geography includes the…

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IN THE NEWS: “Regional Junior Achievement Charters Merge” – London Inc. Magazine

Junior Achievement South Western Ontario and JA Waterloo Region amalgamate to form one chapter JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT SOUTH Western Ontario announced today that it has officially merged with Junior Achievement Waterloo Region to form one charter. Formed in 1963 and 1970 respectively, the two organizations will now operate as the amalgamated charter Junior Achievement of South Western…

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JA South Western Ontario has joined with JA Waterloo Region to form one strong and dynamic charter

JA South Western Ontario has joined with JA Waterloo Region to form one strong and dynamic charter. Formed in 1963 and 1970 respectively, the two organizations will now operate together as the amalgamated charter Junior Achievement of South Western Ontario. Our new geography includes the counties of Essex, Chatham-Kent, Lambton, Elgin, Middlesex, Oxford, Huron, Perth,…

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IN THE NEWS: “So You Want My Job: Non-Profit Executive” – London Inc. Magazine

Karen Gallant, the new CEO of Junior Achievement South Western Ontario, chats about working to make a difference, the digital transformation and her short-lived accountant aspirations. KAREN GALLANT IS the new CEO of Junior Achievement South Western Ontario, replacing Bev Robinson, who retired after running the London organization for nearly 15 years. Prior to taking the…

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JA Waterloo Region 50th Anniversary Campaign raises $170,451!

Kitchener, ON, July 5th, 2021 – After a nine-month celebration and fundraising campaign, Junior Achievement of Waterloo Region has raised over 170% of their original campaign goal with a total of $170,451.   “We’re thrilled to see the community recognize the importance of Junior Achievement and the essential proactive education it brings to our students,”…

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JA South Western Ontario & JA Waterloo Region Appoint New President And CEO

May 25, 2021 – London, ON. Junior Achievement South Western Ontario and Junior Achievement Waterloo Region are pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Gallant as President and CEO of both charters, effective May 17, 2021 Karen is taking the reins from Bev Robinson, who will be retiring after 14 years in the post at…

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IN THE NEWS: “Stop, Drop, open up shop” – London, Inc. Magazine

Turning its focus to ­transitioning onsite ­programs into virtual experiences, Junior Achievement continues the learning — and learns a little itself, too CAN YOU FORM a successful business with 15 people you have never met in person and likely never will? That was the question posed to students involved in Junior Achievement’s Company Program (a…

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JA hosts free online “Empowered Women” event for high school students on March 3rd

JA hosts free online “Empowered Women” event for high school students on March 3rd   London & Kitchener, ON, February 25, 2021 – Junior Achievement South Western Ontario and Junior Achievement Waterloo Region are teaming up to present “World of Choices: Empowered Women”, a free online conference for female-identifying high school students across the region.…

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JA South Western Ontario Moves Quickly To Bring Free, Online Financial Management And Work Readiness Programs To Local Students

London, ON, May 11, 2020 – School may be cancelled, but the future certainly isn’t – in these uncertain times, financial management and business know-how are more important than ever.  That’s why JA South Western Ontario has pivoted quickly to offer free online courses in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship to students affected by recent…

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JA London And JA South Western Ontario Join Together As One Junior Achievement

September 4, 2019  LONDON, ON – As Junior Achievement (JA) worldwide celebrates its 100th anniversary, two JA Charters in southwestern Ontario are joining together to serve more students. JA is a not-for-profit charity that provides financial literacy programs free to the youth in the community, delivered by JA-trained volunteers and mentors. Junior Achievement London and District…

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