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8 school programs - 2-4 hour workshops


Our Business World


This program was developed with the goal of introducing students to the business world. It uses an interactive approach and real-world exercises to address important questions including: What is a business? What impact does a business have on society? How do businesses evolve over time and how do they adapt to recent technology? Should I become an entrepreneur?

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Be Entrepreneurial

SECONDARY 1, 2, 3, 4 AND 5

This program challenges students to create their business plan while they are still in school. Through practical workshops on entrepreneurship, planning and strategy development, students prepare their business plan. Be Entrepreneurial presents the key components of a business and helps students to think like entrepreneurs.

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More than money

Grade 4, 5 & 6

The earlier students learn how to manage money, the greater their chances of lifelong financial success.

According to a study by the JumpStart Coalition for Financial Literacy, only 26% of 13-21-year-olds said their parents taught them how to manage money. This gap is not being addressed by schools, as many don’t have the resources to offer classes in financial literacy.

JA designed the More than Money program to address this challenge. With the assistance of volunteers from the local business community, the program teaches elementary students about earning, spending, sharing and saving money. Students will learn how to launch and manage a small company.

At the end of the program, students will have learned that good financial choices will impact their life positively. They will be more confident and able to take healthy financial decisions. They will also have learned the basics of entrepreneurship like choosing a good product or service, writing a business plan and successfully managing a company.

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Economics for success

SECONDARY 1, 2, 3, 4 AND 5

This very popular program leads students through a reflection on the advantages of pursuing their studies and helps them to define their career objectives, skills, dreams and passions. The program covers the importance of staying in school, skills development, education and career planning. Students also participate in mock job interviews and learn the importance of making a good first impression.

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Dollars with sense


This exceptional program teaches financial literacy. It’s designed to respond to the urgent need for financial education in Quebec. Students are taught to understand the importance of setting goals, saving money and making smart decisions to manage their finances responsibly. With the help of games, students learn how to avoid the pitfalls of credit and debt. They also learn about the history of money, the various forms of consumerism and budgeting money for a project.

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Stronger together: Diversity in action


This program is designed to prepare students for the job market, where they will be required to work as a team to reach common goals and work alongside others despite differences like race, gender, age, sexual orientation and socio-economic status. How can diversity be an asset rather than an obstacle in the workplace? This program encourages young people to develop a positive attitude toward diversity.

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Success Skills

SECONDARY 1, 2, 3, 4 AND 5

This exciting program allows students to develop four essential job market skills that are also applicable to everyday life: communication, cooperation, problem solving and continued learning. This training program teaches students about these key skills and how to put them into practice on a daily basis.

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World of Choices


World of Choices brings students together with career mentors working in desired fields, industries and professions. In small sessions, students learn first-hand what it takes to be successful. Each student can participate in interactive sessions that will open up a world of choices for Canada’s youth.
Each session is allotted time for questions and interactive conversations.
This program clarifies career and educational pathways and students become actively engaged in designing a career path.

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Our programs can be adapted to all grades with the exception of the Company Program, which is specifically designed for students in Secondary 4 and 5.

Registration Forms

For any questions about our school programs, please contact M’Hamed Mobarki, School Program Coordinator at mmobarki@jaquebec.org or 514-285-8944, ext.102.

If your school wants to offer one of our school programs to your students:

If you would like to become a volunteer for one of our programs:

Important: We need to know 4 weeks in advance the date and time you want us to receive our services so that we can find and train volunteers properly.

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