We're Celebrating 50 Years!


Junior Achievement Waterloo Region is celebrating fifty years delivering on its mission to inspire youth in the community to succeed in a global economy. Working within the schools and in after-school programs – and most recently using interactive online programs - JA provides essential education in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship to students in Grades 3-12.


Since forming on September 22nd, 1970, Junior Achievement has provided 50 years of programming and has grown regionally to bring their cost-free programs to students. Programming includes a variety of topics such as Our Business World for elementary students, Economics for Success for middle school students, and the famous Company Program for those in high school.


“We’re extremely proud of the work we do in the community, the difference it has made and will continue to make for our young people and their future,” said Murray Flanagan, Board Chair for JA Waterloo. “We’re inviting the entire region to celebrate with us, to ‘Experience JA’ and see first-hand the confidence students gain with the power of JA knowledge behind them.”




Our 50th Anniversary Celebration is Wrapping up on June 25th, but there is still time to get involved! 

 If you haven’t yet shared your #ExperienceJA story, please email us at info@jawr.ca. 

We’re hoping to gather as many memories as possible! There’s also still time to give to help us reach our $100,000 goal to support as many students as possible in our area. They need us now more than ever!






Making News ...... Making History


We are thrilled to share an article from Communitech News that features Junior Achievement and Murray Flanagan, Board Chair





The Woolwich Observer recently wrote an article about JAWR and The Corporate Challenge, Check it out!





Local Kitchener MP Celebrates with JA





We had a successful Silent Auction raising over $2000! 


A HUGE Thank You to all of our silent auction item donors. 

Barks Custom Carpentry

C. Domingos Installations Inc.

Caudle's Catch Seafood

Edelweiss Tavern

Kitchener Rangers

Redman Distributing Inc

Smitty’s Fine Furniture

Speedy Auto Service (Fairway)

Inn of Waterloo & Conference Centre


Waterloo Brewing

Gibson Sound & Vision

Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum

Heidi Glibota Photography

Cakes by Maggie Cakes

Airborne Trampoline KW

Kingpin Cambridge

Chicopee Tube Park

Forsyth Landscaping

FoxNet Solutions

MCG Benefits

Holida Tek









Help us reach our 50th Anniversary Goal!


Donations to the 50th Anniversary Campaign will be directed to JA programs in the Waterloo Region.

Reaching our goal means impacting the lives of almost 4,000 students, teaching them essential financial literacy, entrepreneurship and workplace readiness skills that stay with them throughout their lives.

Our youth need us now more than ever so let’s continue these relevant programs so kids can be inspired to learn, grow and achieve!