Program Features

The pandemic has shown the need for quality online educational resources that can be accessed by youth across the country. JA Canada has responded by working to rapidly create digital programs on a readily accessible, easy to use learning management platform.

Like our JA Ottawa in-class programs, we are able to offer these online JA programs free of charge thanks to the generosity of our donors.
This year JA Ottawa is offering two program models for grades 6-12: virtual webinars and self-directed study.

Virtual Webinars

How It Works

Teachers can invite a virtual volunteer into their classrooms. This virtual volunteer will speak about the topics in one of the following programs as well as provide students with personalized anecdotes. These sessions are about 60-90 minute long. 

Invite one of our local, fully vetted volunteers into your virtual classroom now! Contact Kristina Price at

Economics for Success

Grades 8

Help students prepare for the world of work and give them the financial tools they need to thrive. This program helps young learners develop a better understanding of life after high school and how to live independently. 

By participating in this program, middle school students will prepare for the world of work and give them the financial tools they need to thrive! 

Invite a virtual volunteer now for your students to: 

  • Develop skills in critical thinking and problem solving 
  • Gain a better understanding of what life is like after high school 
  • Discover the real costs of living independently 
  • Develop strategies that help them achieve goals 

Dollars with Sense

Grades 6-7 

JA’s Dollars with Sense is a program that helps young learners develop personal money management skills and apply them to their daily lives.  

Invite a virtual volunteer now for your students to: 

  • Learn about a wide range of financial and money management concepts 
  • Discover how to protect money and recognize fraud 
  • Learn to make informed consumer decisions 
  • Understand a variety of investments and the benefits.

Personal Finance

Help students learn vital personal money management skills like spending wisely, budgeting, saving, and using credit. 

Invite a virtual volunteer now for your students to: 

  • Discover the importance of emergency savings funds and credit cards 
  • Learn how to manage finances at different stages of life 
  • Create a monthly budget 
  • Identify a good deal and make good decisions about credit cards and loans 

“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

Self-Directed Study

How It Works

Help students learn key money management and entrepreneurship skills with these online,
student-led programs. 

These courses are designed for students to work through at their own pace. Students can register themselves, or be registered by a teacher or parent. 

For any logistical questions, please contact Kristina Price at

Instructions for Students to Access Self-Directed JA programs

  • Go to the JA Digital Campus at   
  • Click on the Program Library   
  • Click on “View Self-Directed Courses”   
  • Read the course descriptions and click on the link for the program you want to complete 
  • Click on “Create New Account”  
  • Read the privacy policy and age statement, and if you agree, check the boxes to accept the terms   
  • Complete the fields to create your account   

Please note: If the student is under 13 years of age, a parent/guardian will have to provide an email address to create the account.    Go to JA’s Digital Campus

Join JA

Listen to how JA makes a difference!

If you would like to empower the future by volunteering with JA Ottawa (Grade 5-8), contact Kristina Price, JA Program Manager, at

Corporate delivery days are a great way to motivate and encourage your employees to empower the next generation!

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.