JA Company Student Registration

    What is your plan for the future? 

    Whether you have it all mapped out or really don't know what the future holds take a minute to think about how you'll set yourself apart from the competition. How will you distinguish yourself and develop that edge that employers are looking for?

    The importance of entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and work readiness is key to your future success. Learn how JA can help you develop successful financial management skills, explore the potential of becoming an entrepreneur, and provide you with the skills necessary to succeed in a global economy.

    Join JA Company Program!

    JA Company Program offers high school students an experiential learning opportunity in a team working environment where you will gain valuable employment skills while you learn about entrepreneurship and create an enterprise of your own.

    With the support and mentorship of volunteer business advisors from the local community, JA Company Program will give you the opportunity to explore entrepreneurship as a viable career regardless of your career field interest. 

    You will gain the knowledge needed to organize and operate a real business. As a decision maker of your own company, you will learn what risks and rewards come with owning a business and how to build positive relationships with the community. While operating your business, you will pick a product or service, sell shares, produce and market your product or service and appoint a management team that best suits your company while managing the financial aspects of the company.

    How does it work? 

    Pick an idea... form a leadership team... produce your product or deliver a service... then make profit and celebrate the achievement of a successful venture!

    JA Company programs runs as an after-school program, in-school program and is now a Co-op program. 

    Students can register at any time and a member of our team will be in touch!



    1 day per week | after school hours | 3 hours | 15 weeks 

    Students meet once a week to create and operate their business. These programs are fully facilitated by a team of 2-4 volunteer Business Advisors.  These programs are open to ALL students in Ottawa.

    February 2017: programs begin the week of February 13, 2017

    • University of Ottawa – Makerspace (Downtown): Monday from 4:00pm-6:30pm
    • Canterbury High School: Wednesday from 4:00pm-6:30pm

    *additional program sites may be added.

    JA Company Co-op
    1 half day per week (AM or PM) | during school hours | 3 hours per week |17 weeks

    JA Company Program Co-op offers students a teamwork-based experiential learning opportunity in an environment where they will gain valuable employment skills while they learn about entrepreneurship by creating an enterprise of their own.  In the JA Company Co-op program, students will collaborate with students from other schools/school boards as they gain skills they can apply to their work placement and learn about entrepreneurship as a viable career option.

    The Co-op program is fully facilitated by a team of 2-4 volunteer Business Advisors.

    JA Company Program Co-op will operate in various locations throughout the city bringing students from all 4 school boards together for a collaborative Coop opportunity. Students would participate in JA Company Co-op one half day per week and attend another coop placement the other 4 days of the week.

    February 2017: programs begin on February 15, 2017

    • Wednesday from 12:30pm-3:30pm at 205-900 Morrison Drive


    Why join JA Company?

    JA Company gives you relevant employment skills regardless of your career interest:

    • Leadership
    • Effective communication
    • Critical thinking
    • Teamwork
    • Strategic planning
    • Time management
    • Conflict resolution
    • Problem solving

    Other reasons why to participate!

    • Looks great on a resume
    • Earn a letter of recommendation
    • JA Canada national awards and scholarship
    • Opportunity for leadership development
    • Local awards and recognition



    For more information contact:
    Jennifer Regnier-Mitchell, Program Manager
    613-366-3085 ext.250 |

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    Albert Wong, CPA, CA
    JA Ottawa
    613-366-3085 ext.251


    Jennifer Regnier-Mitchell
    Program Manager - High School
    JA Ottawa
    613-366-3085 ext.250 


    Rebecca Kaell
    Program Manager - Elementary and Middle School
    JA Ottawa
    613 366-3085 ext. 263 

    Kayleigh Jooste
    JA Administrator
    JA Ottawa
    613 366-3085 ext. 256 

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