Junior Achievement began in the USA in 1919 when Horace A. Moses designed a program aimed at providing high school students with practical business experience through starting and managing their own businesses.

Junior Achievement of Saskatchewan was established in 1977 by members of the Saskatoon Rotary Club, Ken Sawatsky, Ross Harwood and Wade MacBain. Today, JA Saskatchewan includes a Saskatoon and Regina office. A full suite of inter-related programs is delivered to nearly 17,000 young people annually in Saskatchewan schools in partnership with volunteer business consultants.


In the 2010-2011 academic year, programs were offered in the following Saskatchewan communities:

Assiniboia, Birch Hills, Christopher Lake, Connaught, Cut Knife, Kinistino, Leoville, Meath Park, Medstead, Melfort, Midale, Moose Jaw, Nipawin, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon, Shellbrook, Spruce Home, Tisdale, and Wilkie.