Through our proven, school-board approved programs, JA provides real-world experiences, important career connections and prepares youth grades three to 12 for the jobs of tomorrow.
With the help of our network of education, government and industry partners, JA-NEO reaches up to 6,000 students annually. Learn more about our impact and the regions we serve.
Volunteers are at the heart of everything we do. Every day, our vital programs are brought to life for students by a very dedicated network. Volunteer today to share your experience, expertise and support to empower the next generation to thrive.
Through a network of education, government and industry partners, JA-NEO delivers programs in a vast region spanning Cornwall, Brockville, Pembroke, Kingston, Peterborough, Muskoka, Collingwood, Midland, North Bay, Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay.
Your Kids. Their Future.
Empowering students starts today.
The COVID-19 pandemic has left many of us uncertain of what the future holds – and even less certain of how to prepare our kids for it. With 70 per cent of Canadians fearing the pandemic will have long-term effects on children, it is so easy for students to feel unprepared to graduate. All we can do is give our kids the tools they need to feel prepared for whatever comes their way – because empowering students starts today. .
“I think that JA’s support of the Trades is a gamechanger for our industry. For too long have we been viewed as a fallback career and not one that is pursued by youth of all academic levels. With JA’s help we will change the stigma and see trades-minded youth encouraged to become tradespeople.”
– Craig Mortlock, A.Sc.T., LEED AP, Mortlock Construction Inc.
“When I was part of the JA Company Program, I never stopped learning. Every mistake was a chance to learn and every success was an opportunity to share with others in my finance team. As someone who is constantly curious about the world, JA provided a stimulating environment that allowed me to explore different industries in business and see what best worked for me.”
– Megan, Company Program student
“If I can make a difference to one person in that classroom and let them know it’s okay, I feel so much better.”
– Amy Jones, World of Choices volunteer
“I don’t know what I’d do without JA this year. They have provided real-world, well written examples for financial literacy.”
– Marcus Elia, Public School Teacher