JA Volunteer Spotlight: Jason Hunt

JA Volunteer Spotlight: Jason Hunt

This month we’re proud to feature a JA Ottawa volunteer: Jason Hunt! JA Ottawa teaches financial literacy and entrepreneurship to students from grades 6 through 12, and we rely on virtual volunteers to share their skills with the next generation. 1.            Tell us a little bit about yourself. I was born and raised in Ottawa and…

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JA Virtual Company Has a Place for You!

15 WEEKS. 1 VIRTUAL COMPANY. UNLIMITED POTENTIAL.    Are you creative? Do you want to learn how to start and run a business? Are you looking to spice up your college and university applications or gain experience? Do you want to learn about e-commerce and how to create a Shopify online store? JA’s Company Program…

ONFE Board Spotlight: Denise Andre, Vice-Chair of ONFE’s Board of Directors
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ONFE Board Spotlight: Denise Andre, Vice-Chair of ONFE’s Board of Directors

  Denise Andre joined the ONFE Board of Directors in 2015, following her appointment as Director of Education of the Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB). Denise’s career in education spans four decades, and has included the role of teacher, vice-principal/principal, Superintendent, and Associate Director. As the Director of Education of a board serving over 83…

Gerrie Trotman Finds a Lifelong Community in JA
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Gerrie Trotman Finds a Lifelong Community in JA

Gerrie Trotman first became involved with the JA program in Montreal, and it’s been part of her life ever since! Around this time last year, Gerrie joined ONFE’s Neighbourhood as a monthly donor to give back to JA Ottawa. When the Executive Director of Junior Achievement in Montreal dropped by Gerrie Trotman’s high school to…

Rob Campbell, Longtime JA Ottawa Mentor, Is Helping to Shape Tomorrow’s Leaders Today
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Rob Campbell, Longtime JA Ottawa Mentor, Is Helping to Shape Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

Rob Campbell has been a dedicated mentor in the JA Ottawa program, delivered by the Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE), for nearly five years. ONFE is proud to feature his efforts to prepare tomorrow’s leaders as part of our Volunteer Month. As a sales and marketing guru and an experienced businessperson, Rob Campbell has an…

Volunteering with JA Ottawa: a Win-win for Students and Volunteers !

Volunteering with JA Ottawa: a Win-win for Students and Volunteers !

Every year, JA Ottawa reaches thousands of youth through hands-on activities and workshops that aim to introduce students to financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness skills. This school year, we’re hoping to involve over 6,500 students through JA Ottawa programs, an achievement that would simply be unimaginable without the support of our hundreds of volunteers….

JA Ottawa Continues to Grow Thanks to Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant

JA Ottawa Continues to Grow Thanks to Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant

  Thanks to a three-year grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, JA Ottawa is growing! This grant will allow JA Ottawa to offer more financial literacy programs in French and English. JA Economics for Success is an empowering one-day program that introduces grade 8 students to the concepts of financial literacy, challenges them to reflect on…

JA Ottawa Company Graduates Use Technology to Pair Local Babysitters with Parents

JA Ottawa Company Graduates Use Technology to Pair Local Babysitters with Parents

As technology continues to evolve, companies are finding new ways to adopt technology in their business models. Local high school students Jenny Hua, Andrea Herscovich and Jenny Shen were tasked with solving a problem in their own community using technology. That’s the story behind SitterNextDoor, an online platform that matches parents with local vetted babysitters….