Who We Are

JA-NEO inspires and prepares youth to succeed by providing them with opportunities to learn financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness skills with engaging programs delivered by our network of dedicated volunteers

In the 2018/2019 school year, more than 6,000 students from across our region participated in JA’s programs.

JA-NEO programs help to transform students and give them the knowledge and confidence they need to succeed in school, business, and life. In partnership with dedicated volunteers, we are helping to prepare students to succeed in their life ahead, so they are ready for tomorrow’s careers, they can solve tomorrow’s challenges, and they can launch businesses that create tomorrow’s jobs.

Board of Directors


  • Patrick Davis, Senior Relationship Manager Commercial Banking – BMO, Bank of Montreal (Peterborough)


  • Nathanael Moulson, Assistant Professor/Department of Management – Royal Military College of Canada (Thunder Bay)


  • John McNutt, President and CEO, JA NEO (Peterborough)


  • Mike Baxter, Manager, CIBC Commercial Banking (Peterborough)


  • Ramesh Makhija,Ph.D. Chem F.C.I.C., Retired, President, R & R Laboratories (Peterborough)
  • Karalee Murray, Community Manager, RBC (Peterborough)
  • Martha Woods, Executive Director, Eastern Ontario Training Board (Cornwall)
  • Brenda Whitehead, CEO, Port Hope & District Chamber of Commerce (Northumberland)
  • Heather Little-Lillico, Account Manager, TD (Northumberland)

Global & National Connections 

Did you know that JA-NEO is part of a national and global JA network? Each year, as one of the world’s largest youth-serving NGOs, JA Worldwide’s network of over 465,000 volunteers serve more than 10 million students in over 100 countries. Learn more at JA Canada and JA Worldwide.

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