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Inspire them for success

Over 75% of Achievers say JA was a critical driver of their work success

Become a Volunteer

I learned about communication and perseverance -- skills that will be essential to my future success in the workplace
Achiever, Company Program

Maximize their potential

JA is the only organization that teaches entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy to students from Grades 5 to 12

Register your class

The volunteers were the best! Thank you for taking your time to teach us about business and how to run one.
Achiever, Our Business World

Empower them to be leaders of tomorrow

JA makes a substantial impact on Canada’s economy. JA creates an annual return to society of $45 for every $1 spent

Give to JA

JA gave me a realistic view on what is needed to start a business and how to effectively execute a business plan.

Creating Tomorrow's Success Stories Today

Deep down in the heart of every young person is the desire to learn and the hope to succeed. Sometimes these aspirations shine bright; other times they need to be found, dusted off and sparked into action! Often all these young people need are the tools, guidance, and support. They need someone to show them the way, and provide positive feedback along the journey. This is what we do at Junior Achievement; we are on a mission to inspire and prepare all youth to succeed in a global economy.


Your commitment could vary from as little as 4 hours to a weekly visit of 3 hours for 20 weeks. It all depends on the program you choose. Get in a classroom with youth from grade 5 – 12 in locations convenient for you.


Our programs meet your curriculum needs and align with Alberta Education’s Framework for Student Learning. We offer engaging, diverse, hands-on programming about the business, financial literacy and work readiness.


Our donors understand how important well-educated youth are to a sustainable future. Donor support provides students with the know-how to make responsible financial decisions, invest wisely, and become successful entrepreneurs.

JA is committed to refreshing and refining programs to provide students with the most relevant, high-quality offerings aimed at incorporating 21st century skills and current financial and workplace data. We are rolling out fully updated versions of Our Business World, Dollars With Sense, and Economics for Success. New materials are also in the works for our entrepreneurship program for high school students, Company Program. Keep an eye out on our News and events sections for more information on how we’re making sure youth have the greatest chances at success.

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volunteer, students and class number for calgary and southern alberta in 2016In 2014-2015 JA Southern Alberta hit many new milestones. We reached 1,097 class rooms, and 28,275 students in Calgary and the rest of southern Alberta. We could not have accomplished this without the near 1,800 volunteers who dedicated their time and talent to improving the lives of local youth.

Our programs are experiencing increased demand, having been in over 140 schools with more wanting them all the time. Help us grow by volunteering or donating. Check out how your commitment impacts Canada here.