Junior Achievement of Central Ontario
In 2003, Junior Achievement of Toronto & York Region and Junior Achievement of Peel amalgamated to form Junior Achievement of Central Ontario. Junior Achievement of Central Ontario, encompassing Toronto, York Region, Peel & Simcoe, assumes the responsibility of bringing business education programs to a community of more than 825,000 students in eight boards of education and hundreds of private schools.
Junior Achievement of Toronto & York Region (JATYR) was founded in 1968 by the Young Presidents Organization to provide curriculum-enhancing programs to the region’s public, Catholic, French, and private school systems. Led by an engaged and influential Board of Governors and Directors, JATYR became the largest charter in Canada, having reached more than 750,000 students with business education programs.
Since 1981, Junior Achievement of Peel has partnered with businesses and community service groups to deliver JA programs to Peel Region and Simcoe County students in grades six through twelve. Widely recognized as a world leader in the delivery of the GLOBE (Global Learning of the Business Enterprise) program, Junior Achievement of Peel has also developed a core group of dedicated volunteers from the community.
Moving forward, Junior Achievement of Central Ontario (operating out of both Toronto and Mississauga locations) is committed to building and enhancing all stakeholder relationships so that increased numbers of students can be reached through Junior Achievement's relevant and meaningful programs.