Economic Futures Council

Your commitment to JA programming helps southern Alberta youth attain the knowledge and skills to excel.

The JA Southern Alberta (JASA) Economic Futures Council (EFC) is a group of individuals who firmly believe that JA enhances the lives of young people, strengthens our economy and produces solid ethical citizens.

The EFC was launched in 2012 in an effort to raise much needed annual funding to support core programming and growth initiatives for JA Southern Alberta. In the beginning, each EFC Founder was asked to make a $100,000 financial contribution (outright or pledged over 2 to 4 years) to sustainably improve the state of 3 futures: our youth, our economy and the JA Southern Alberta charitable organization itself.

To ensure the Economic Futures Council is able to raise essential annual funding, and in the spirit of expanding philanthropy to younger generations and new leaders, we developed Additional Council Gift Levels from $5,000 to $75,000 (outright investment or pledged over 2, 3 or 4 years). Funds go to support program growth to meet demand, technology enhancements and sustainability of rural programming.

EFC Members

The reason I became one of the EFC Founders is that I want as many kids to get the JA programs as possible!
— Wayne Henuset, President and Owner Willow Park Resources Ltd.

Since its inception, EFC members have pledged over $2.8 Million to support programming and technology for JASA. Because of this support, we have:

  • Increased program delivery and student reach by 30%
  • Expanded JASA rural programming and reach
  • Developed digital enhancements for popular programs
  • Developed and delivered financial literacy programs for indigenous youth on reserves
  • Partnered with All in For Youth – A United Way led Initiative to offer financial literacy and work readiness training to vulnerable youth
  • Partnered with the Calgary Board of Education to build customized semester long financial literacy programs for students in non-traditional career pathways such as Arts and Trades

PATRONS* – $100,000

* The EFC Patron level is available exclusively to those who have served as an EFC Founder. Only after recognizing their Founders contribution to the EFC are members eligible to join this elite group of benefactors.

Clive Beddoe

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JR Shaw (In Memoriam)

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Clayton Riddell (In Memoriam)

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Ronald N. Mannix

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Richard F. Haskayne

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Mac Van Wielingen

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FOUNDERS – $100,000

John (In Memoriam) and Cheryl Aldred

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David A. Bissett

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Richard Bonnycastle

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Robert G. Brawn

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Wayne Chiu

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Jim Davidson

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Jack and Joan Donald

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N. Murray Edwards

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Dr. T. Chen Fong & Alice Chan

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John and Lana Geddes

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Wayne Henuset

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Sam Kolias

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Hal Kvisle

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Alvin Libin

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Ronald P. Mathison

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Jeff McCaig

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Susan Nelson & Gordon Case

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David O’Brien

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Todd Poland

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Brian Sidorsky

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The Stollery Family

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Guy Turcotte

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David Werklund (as Chairman of the Werklund Foundation)

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C. H. Woitas Family

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MENTORS – $25,000

Sean McBurney

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Gerard McInnis

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Karl Smith

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SUSTAINERS – $10,000

Jody Balko

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Dawn de Lima

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Ken Tate

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Tracy Johnson

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Karl Smith

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Helen Wesley

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SUPPORTERS – $5,000

Raj Bhogal

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David Butler

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Melissa From

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Cheryl Hamelin

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Sarah Hawitt

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Scott Hillier

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Anila Lee Yuen

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