June 25, 2021- The following awards recognize outstanding student performance in a JA program during the 2020-2021 school year:

Individual Awards 

Jan Bell-Irving Award for Women’s Leadership 

  • Lindsay Van Rooyen, Royal Bay Secondary School, Colwood. This $2,500 award recognizes a female Junior Achiever who demonstrates the ambition to lead and the ability to do so with collaboration and kindness. 

Dr. Donald Rix Inspiring Business Excellence Scholarship 

  • James Fazeli-Sinaki, Mark R. Isfeld Secondary SchoolCourtenay. This $2,500 award recognizes a new immigrant, rural or Indigenous student who has demonstrated significant growth in business, learning, leadership, and/or entrepreneurial skills. 

JABC Basin Impact Award sponsored by Columbia Basin Trust 

  • Lauryn Sims, Fernie Secondary, Fernie
  • Sally Ruoss, Mount Baker Secondary, Cranbrook

This $1.250 award per student recognizes students from the Columbia Basin who have demonstrated how a JA program significantly improved their work readiness skills and positively impacted their future.

Student Award for Oratory & Presentation Skills 

  • Emily Janzen, Seycove Secondary, North Vancouver
  • Preston Lai, Eric Hamber Secondary School, Vancouver
  • Ethaniel Tan, Steveston-London Secondary, Richmond
  • Tiya Tanaka, Eric Hamber Secondary SchoolVancouver

This $2,500 award per student recognizes achievement in the development of speaking and presentation skills.

Student Company Awards 

Celebrate Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by the Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness 

  • UpCyc This $3,000 award recognizes the JA Student Company that demonstrates the most innovation in their business.  View video

CIBC Student Company of the Year Award 

  • RestoritThis $3,000 award acknowledges excellence in teamwork, creativity, innovation and outstanding planning and operation of a JA Student Company.  View video

Junior Entrepreneur Award 

  • Ecoral- This $2,500 award per student acknowledges the JA Student Company that best demonstrates entrepreneurial spirit.   View video

Team Competition Awards 

JABC Investment Strategies Stock Market Challenge Award 

  • Spring 2021: Doge to the Moon from Britannia Secondary, Vancouver
  • Winter 2021: TeamPink from Correlieu Secondary, Quesnel
  • Fall 2020: Noah Wollends & Andrew Armstrong from Correlieu Secondary, Quesnel

Discover your Pitch Awards 

Discovery Foundation’s Discover your Pitch program, presented by JABC, is an exclusive investor pitch competition for high school students who have taken a JA entrepreneurial program. 

First Place ($2,500) 

  • ECOBuy, Port Moody

Second Place ($1,000) 

  • UVOLVE, Vancouver

Third Place ($500) 

  • Eco Burrito, Vancouver

Elevator Pitch ($1,000) 

  • ECOBuy, Port Moody

Watch the 2021 Discover your Pitch recording

JA Canada Award

Al Beech Memorial Award Winner

  • Estelle Pu, Killarney Secondary School, Vancouver

This $2,000 award  recognizes recognizes the outstanding individual achievement and personal development of a graduating Achiever.

Congratulations to all these students!

Learn more about JABC and JA Canada awards and scholarships at jabc.org/awards.