Over a four-month period, JA Company Program teaches high school students how to organize and operate a real business. Volunteers from the local business community work with students to launch and run a small enterprise. This gives students the real-world skills and experience that they need to fulfill their potential. 

Sur une période de quatre mois, le programme Entreprises Étudiantes de JA apprend aux élèves à organiser et à gérer une véritable entreprise. Des bénévoles issus du monde des affaires local travaillent avec les élèves pour lancer et gérer une petite entreprise. Les élèves acquièrent ainsi les compétences et l’expérience pratique dont ils ont besoin pour réaliser leur potentiel. 

La célébration de l’entreprise JA 2024 aura lieu en juin 2024.
The 2024 JA Company Celebration will take place in June 2024.

JA Company Awards logo with ONFE logo

Thank you / Merci to our JA Company Title Sponsor

Thank you / Merci to our JA Company Community Partners

ONFE, ROPE, Ottawa Network for Education, charity, not for profit, fundraising, Ottawa Community Foundation

Official E-Commerce Platform Provider

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Meet some of our 2023-24 JA Companies

Meet our Companies! In 15 weeks, they created, produced, marketed, sold and dissolved their companies, learning about business, our community, teamwork, problem solving, leadership and many other soft skills that will serve them well in the future.

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Sur une période de quatre mois, le programme Entreprises Étudiantes de JA apprend aux élèves à organiser et à gérer une véritable entreprise. Les élèves acquièrent ainsi les compétences et l’expérience pratique dont ils ont besoin pour réaliser leur potentiel. 

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AFTER SCHOOL JA COMPANIES (October 2023 – February 2024)

Cozy Tea

We sell a mug bundle that includes four
teabags, a hand knit mug cozy, and a surprise
collectible animal. There are three flavours:
Energize, Relax, and Focus

GerminATE

The Bodacious Box by GerminATE is an innovative kit, made
by marrying the seed-to-plant kit and the meal
kit. It includes around six vegetable seeds (by
nutritional classification) along with peat
pellets and specific planting instructions and
times, so that the produce may be harvested
together. After this, a few of the unique recipes
included can be selected and the vegetables
farmed can be used to cook the dishes.

Bumble Wrap

Handmade reusable food wraps that are
perfect for your bowls, sandwiches,
fruits and more!

EmBeaded Bracelets

EmBeaded Bracelets curates beautifully
designed, hand crafted, glass bead bracelets
that are color coded to a special musical
album! In our packaging we provide buyers
with a Spotify bar code to the specific album
to enhance the user experience

Clayful Creations

Clay charms placed on faux leather cord
to form handmade, unique clay
necklaces.

IN SCHOOL JA COMPANIES (October 2023 – February 2024)

EcoSips

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Stay stylish and eco-friendly with our Reusable Water Bottle. Its striking patterns, which are made to last, encourage sustainability while making a statement.

With its premium designs made from a high-quality Cricut machine, this bottle guarantees that you may hydrate in style and leave as little of an environmental impact as possible.

Wrapped Up

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Stay stylish and eco-friendly with our Reusable Water Bottle. Its striking patterns, which are made to last, encourage sustainability while making a statement.


Interested in a JA Ottawa Partnership Opportunity? Click here to download our partnership package information. We would be pleased to discuss any of the opportunities in the package, and explore custom opportunities. For more information, please contact Matthew Hanrahan, Advancement Manager at mhanrahan@onfe-rope.ca or 343-809-3367.


“Unlike at school, where you are provided with materials, taught a lesson, and given time to study; JA puts you in situations that make you think and act on your feet. You are tested first, and then you learn from your failures or your successes.”

~ Khadeer, JA Company participant and award winner

Spark the Entrepreneurial Spirit of Youth

Help students connect classroom learning with real-world problems and issues. Your investment will inspire students to develop needed soft skills for tomorrow’s careers and help foster a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation in our K-12 schools.

Volunteer with JA Ottawa

You can help us develop tomorrow’s leaders! Our volunteers teach JA curriculum and lead students through interactive learning activities, while sharing personal work-related experiences and knowledge. You can boost your company’s profile, develop your leadership and communication skills, and have a great deal of fun.