What's Happening In Southern Alberta

November 28th, 2017 is #GivingTuesdayCA

The Giving Tuesday movement started in 2012 with the idea to help bring support to charities at the beginning of the holiday season. In Canada, the movement for giving or volunteering, takes place on the Tuesday following Cyber Monday.

Help Empower The Future With JA and #GivingTuesdayCA

As one of the world’s largest youth-serving NGOs, JA Worldwide activates youth for the future of jobs. Through the delivery of cutting-edge, experiential learning in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship, we create pathways for employability and job creation. JA Southern Alberta is a 100% donor and volunteer driven charity. Contributions helped us provide relevant practical business education to nearly 30,000 students in the 105 communities we serve in southern Alberta.

The economic downturn in Alberta has touched us all and we are grateful to our generous and committed donors and volunteers for providing us with the sustainability to persevere through these tough times. Now, more than ever, we know the value and necessity of JA programs – teaching youth financial literacy, work readiness, and business acumen. THANK YOU.

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Did GivingTuesday make a difference last year?

givingtuesday.ca says it best “According to data from CanadaHelps, the third annual GivingTuesday increased charitable donations in Canada on top of the previous GivingTuesday’s lift for a total increase of more than 300%. CanadaHelps also also saw a 28% increase in new monthly donors on GivingTuesday 2015. Like last year, charities that actively promoted GivingTuesday saw the greatest lift in donations. And, many Canadians committed to the ongoing work of a charity, with the number of new monthly donations set-up using CanadaHelps increasing 84%.”

When you support JA, you:

  • Invest in the lives of students and give them a brighter future
  • Help ensure that students are financially literate and workforce ready when they graduate
  • Inspire youth to start their own businesses, create jobs and strengthen Canada’s economy

Communities across Canada rely on JA to prepare youth to thrive in a global economy. Since the skills that Achievers develop are so critical, the demand for our programs exceeds our capacity to deliver. That’s why we’ve developed a strategic plan to dramatically increase the number of students we reach, and the number and type of programs we offer. But we can’t do it without your help.

By investing in JA, you will help us take our financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship programs to more students across southern Alberta. Your generous support will allow us to:

  • Bring digital learning into the delivery of our programs and keep our curriculum current, providing students with the best head start for their future success
  • Recruit and train more volunteers to meet the growing demand for our programs
  • Develop, pilot, and offer specialized programs such as Entrepreneurial Trades, Entrepreneurial Artist, and Financial Literacy for Aboriginal Students on Reserve.

Now is the time to give a new generation of Canadians the skills and tools they need to succeed. With your help, JA is creating a skilled and talented workforce that will one day become the new generation of business leaders.