Empowering Our Youth To Become Achievers

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JA Nova Scotia provides hands-on experiential learning in the classroom and through extra-curricular activities.

Programs focus on three educational pillars: financial literacy, workplace readiness, and entrepreneurship. JA recruits volunteers from the business community to collaborate on the delivery of programs, which exposes students to real world business perspectives and ideas.


Through our entrepreneurship programs, students gain firsthand experience in running a business. They work with mentors from their local business communities to create strategies and manage companies. Many business leaders cite JA’s Company Program as the catalyst that gave them the ambition to launch a business and the skills to do so successfully.

Financial Literacy

In our financial literacy programs, students learn how to create and manage wealth. They develop real-world skills that they can apply to their lives immediately – such as budgeting, investing and aligning their financial choices with their goals.

Workplace readiness

JA inspires students to stay in school and prepares them to succeed in tomorrow’s jobs. Through our programs, students learn how to translate their interests and skills into successful careers. They also develop practical job skills in such as interviewing, communications and critical thinking.

What we stand for

Values are fundamental principles and beliefs that serve as implicit criteria guiding all actions and decision-making. JA believes in the boundless potential of young people and we have passionate for what we do and honesty, integrity and excellence in how we do it. JA is committed to the principles of market-based economics and entrepreneurship and we believe in the power of partnership and collaboration. We have respect for the talents, creativity, perspectives, and backgrounds of all individuals and believe in the educational and motivational impact of relevant, hands-on training.

Our Impact


JA alumni are more likely to open their own business


JA alumni are more likley to plan for their future


JA alumni are more likely to be managers than their peers


JA alumni are less likley to be unemployed


More likley to study and work in business

Vision in Nova Scotia

To be recognized by Canadian businesses, educators, and policymakers as the premier organization for inspiring and preparing young people to become successful, contributing members of the global society, and for uniting people around the common goals of creating jobs, building stable economies, and providing higher standards of living.

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Our Programs

Ignite the spark in young people


Inspire the next generation


Invest in our future leaders