About Us

Junior Achievement (JA) reaches more young people than any other organization outside of the school system. JA delivers business education programs in elementary, middle and high schools in partnership with volunteers, businesses and educators in 122 countries around the world.

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Junior Achievement of Saskatchewan offers innovative programs that stimulate and inspire elementary, middle and high school students to value free enterprise, understand business and economics, and develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills. Junior Achievement of Saskatchewan reached 21,409 youth last year.

Junior Achievement programs are activity-oriented programs designed to enhance school curricula and develop employability skills. Programs are delivered in partnership with volunteers who bring first-hand business experience to the classroom.

Teachers and volunteers are provided materials, training and ongoing support by Junior Achievement staff. Junior Achievement of Saskatchewan, a not-for-profit organization, is funded primarily by corporations and foundations, and offers programs at no cost to the students, volunteers and teachers.

Junior Achievement of Saskatchewan´s goal is to impact every available Saskatchewan student with relevant, contemporary, and responsive programming and earn unparalleled stakeholder loyalty as the business education partner of choice.

The objectives of the programs are to: promote interaction between business professionals and future employees; develop teamwork, critical thinking and decision-making skills; promote an understanding of basic business and economic terms such as production, marketing, research, investment, budgets, taxes, and credit; build self-confidence and self-esteem in the students; and understand the importance of goal-setting, planning and dealing with the unexpected. If program quality is to be maintained, then Junior Achievement must continually monitor the changing knowledge and skill requirements of the workplace. This is done on an ongoing basis through feedback from our stakeholders, an exchange of information with other national and international Junior Achievement charters, and in consultation with educational partners.

 

Contact Us

 

Head Office

#1110 - 410 22nd Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 5T6
 
Telephone: 306.955.5267
Fax: 306.653.1507
Email: info@jasask.org
 

 

Staff Members

 
Darren Hill
President & CEO
 
Katherine Gagne
Vice President, Program Development - Southern Region
 
Zach Jeffries
Director, Development & Community Relations
 
Brenda Crosby
Administration Manager
 
Ramla Shakoor
Director, In School Programs - Northern Region
 
Donna McCreery
Program Delivery & Administrative Support - Southern Region

 

 

Provincial Board of Governors

 

Randy Beattie, PFM Capital Inc.

Simon Bird, FSIN

Doug Burnett, SaskTel

Dwayne Demeester, Canadian Western Bank 

Bill Doyle, Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan

L. David Dubé, Concorde Group of Companies

Tim Gitzel, Cameco Corporation

Gerald Grandey

Paul Hill, The Hill Companies

Jim Hopson, Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club

Ken Keesey, SaskTel

Marty Klyne, First Nations University of Canada

Kerny Korchinski

Wayne Lorch, Performance Marine

Wally Mah, North Ridge Development Corporation

Tom McClocklin, Colliers McClocklin

Bill Peterson, Creative Fire

Barry Remai, Remai Group

Victor Sawa, Regina & Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra

Gavin Semple, Brandt Industries Ltd.

Dale Smith, TCU Financial Group

Rob Vanderhooft, Greystone Managed Investments Inc.

James W. (Jim) Yuel, PIC Investment Group Inc. – Chair