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JA Company Program – After-School Advisor

JA Company Program – After-School Advisor

Category: Entrepreneurship & Financial Literacy, Mentorship
Program: JA Ottawa
Region: east, west, south, central
Grade Level: secondary
*Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) Required



JA Company Program inspires high school students to create an enterprise of their own. Over the course of the program, students experience how a small enterprise functions by collaborating with peers and volunteer Business Advisors to design, organize and operate a real business.

As a volunteer Business Advisor you facilitate the JA Company program and act as a mentor and resource to the students. JA Ottawa provides volunteer Business Advisors with extensive training and all program materials as well as ongoing support.

Commitment – 1 day per week | after school | 3 hours | 15 weeks

Students meet once a week to create and operate their business. These programs are fully facilitated by a team of 2-4 volunteer Business Advisors. These volunteers do not need to attend each week, but can create a schedule to ensure that 2 volunteers are present each week.

Fall 2018: programs begin the week of September 24th.

For more information, contact Albert Wong, Director, JA Ottawa at



Address: Ottawa, ON, Canada

*Requires a recent Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC). Instructions on how to get a PVSC will be emailed to you after you apply online.

Help create tomorrow’s leaders!  As an Ottawa Network for Education JA volunteer, you bring real-world experience to students while facilitating hands-on and interactive learning experiences.  Boost your organization’s profile in the community while developing your leadership and communication skills and having fun!

Volunteers help youth develop the confidence and knowledge they need to pursue their dreams. These programs can literally, in a few hours, change the course of a student’s life. It’s easy to get involved.

The process is fairly simple. Register using the form below and we’ll be in touch shortly.  Please note that all volunteer positions require careful screening. Not all applicants will be accepted.

Screening procedures include: Two (2) references who have known you for at least 2 years (one professional and one character reference) and JA program orientation prior to class delivery.