JA Company Program

Company Program Update for 2020-21:

The JA Company Program has moved to a virtual format for the 2020/2021 year!

JA South Western Ontario and JA Waterloo Region are partnering to provide an amazing virtual Company Program experience for students from across southwestern Ontario. 

For details, please check out our virtual program overview and FAQs here. 

Learn about the 12 current student-run JA Companies





JA Company Program provides high school students with a low-risk, first-hand experience in business and entrepreneurship. Over 18 weekly sessions, students have the opportunity to create and operate a real business in a team 12-15 students and with the guidance of mentors from the local business community. 

JA Company Program is FREE for our students thanks to local sponsors who support the program. There is usually a small cost associated with launching and investing in your JA Company (usually $10, max $20). Students are a part of the team determining these corporate costs and often make their investment back and have the potential to earn profits as well!

Registration is now closed for 2020/2021 but you can pre-register for the 2021/2022 JA Company Program. 


Company Program Information and Resources


Special Thanks to our Company Program Sponsors!



For more information, contact: 

Karen Chafe at




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