By requesting a JA program, I agree to the following:
  • I understand that JA British Columbia (JABC) staff screen all business volunteers according to JA Canada’s National Screening Protocol found in our Volunteer Handbook (visit for details), which includes a set of interview questions and at least one reference check. It is my responsibility to alert JABC staff if additional screening measures are required by my school or district.
  • I, or another accredited B.C. teacher, will remain in the classroom at all times during the guest volunteer/s’ visit to provide classroom management and support.
  • I will communicate with JA staff and my guest volunteer/s in a timely manner. If a program must be cancelled, I will alert JA staff immediately.
  • Recognizing the importance of saying “thank you” in business and in life, I will ensure my students thank their guest volunteer/s at the end of the program. This may take the form of a handmade card or gift, or any other creative expression of appreciation.
  • I agree to comply with the below Policy in hosting A Business of Our Own or Company Program. Any liability resulting from a breach of this policy shall be the sole responsibility of me as the host teacher.
A Business of Our Own and JA Company Program – Product Sales Policy
  • Students in these JA entrepreneurial programs plan and operate a real small business for a limited period of time. Teachers hosting these programs assume additional responsibilities to ensure their student’s ventures run safely and operate within school and district guidelines.
  • JABC does not permit student teams to sell any homemade food products or personal care items in these programs- without exception.
  • Commercially prepared, packaged food may be sold and food may be removed from bulk packaging and sold individually. For instance, fruit & veggie bars that are sold in a box may be resold individually so long as they remain in their original, individual wrapping.
  • JABC encourages all its student companies to comply with the Province of B.C.’s Guidelines for Food and Beverage Sales. There are many healthy, packaged foods that student companies can consider.

Updated November 19, 2019