We are thrilled to introduce our flagship after-school entrepreneurship experience, JA Company Program, for Indigenous learners in British Columbia. This immersive entrepreneurship initiative will equip students (Grades 10+) and young adults (up to age 29) with essential business skills and knowledge to help them launch their own ventures.

JA Company Program for Indigenous learners integrates Indigenous perspectives into the lesson plans, materials and activities. All the program materials and coordination are provided by JABC at no cost.

Program Dates

January 17 – May 1, 2024. Wednesdays 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST

In-person JA Company Program

Six openings in each community:

1. Native Education Centre and Musqueam Band

2. Osoyoos Indian Band

-Host Leona Baptiste

3. Tsawwassen First Nation

-Host Anu Rakhra

Virtual JA Company Program

We will also be offering a virtual JA Company Program for Indigenous Learners. Young people from all over B.C. will be able to join online to learn how to organize and operate a real business.

Six openings, offered via Zoom

-Host Kimberly Sommer



Limited spots available! For more information, please contact Kimberly Sommer at k.sommer@jabc.org.

Pilot Program generously sponsored by Peter Brown

October 17, 2023- View our media release on the  JA Company Program for Indigenous Learners pilot that is generously supported by Canadian businessman and philanthropist Peter Brown: JABC Introduces Entrepreneurship Program for Young Indigenous Learners

Learn more about JA programs for Indigenous learners at jabc.org/Indigenous