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TransCanada Helps Students Jump-Start Their Future

Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta (JASA) is pleased to announce that TransCanada has renewed their multi-year support of Junior Achievement’s Economics for Success program. TransCanada will generously donate $30,000 each year for 2014, 2015, 2016 in support of the program for youth across southern Alberta.


The Economics for Success program gives grade 9 students a new perspective on how informed choices can jump-start their future. This program encourages students to reflect on the advantages of remaining in school to acquire the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed for long-term career success.


For over 15 years, TransCanada has supported JASA with funding exceeding more than a half a million dollars.  In addition to funding this program, TransCanada provides strong volunteer support for Junior Achievement programs in the classroom with a contribution of nearly 7,000 volunteer hours and reaching 10,000 students. TransCanada employees will once again be in the classroom to deliver the Economics for Success program at our annual Mount Royal University event on April 27, 2015.


About Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta

For more than 50 years Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta has been engaging local business and community leaders in its mission to help students develop an entrepreneurial attitude, a solid and practical understanding of business and finance and a commitment to community. Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta reaches over 23,000 students annually with 1,300 dedicated business volunteers. Junior Achievement is the link between education and the world of work by giving youth the confidence and knowledge they need to define personal success, enhance their workforce readiness and pursue their dreams.