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JA Nova Scotia A Member of JA Canada

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Transforming Lives


Our Mission, Vision and Goals


Program & Funding Summary


Current Programs


New Programs for 2016-2017

10 Community Program Partnerships 11 Alumni Community 12 Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame 14 Chairman Circle 15 Board of Governors 16 Achiever Awards & Recognition 17 Pitch-It! 2016-2017 18 Clearwater Innovation Award & Hatch 19 Program Support 20 Financial Results 21 Funding Mix 22 Board of Directors/ 23 Contact Us & Meet the Team

2016/17 in Review Company Program has been an incredible experience. I have gained valuable skills and JA has opened many doors and created new opportunities. I have learned about what it would be like to be an entrepreneur and pursue my business aspirations. ROSE S. JA Alumni 2017

Executive Training October 2016

Pitch It November 2016

2 ANNUAL REPORT 2016-2017

Awards & Recognition Celebration April 2017

Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame May 2017

Transforming Lives 2016-2017 JA Nova Scotia Results This year had some very unique challenges and opportunities for JA. Province-wide, JA has traditionally delivered the majority of our programs in classroom settings, but with 3 months of job action, followed by additional restricted access to schools and record snow days, we turned our attention to community settings. We partnered with other non-profit organizations and corporations to deliver programs, and we undertook program development to meet new needs identified. Our programs and opportunities for at-risk and underserved youth bloomed! These efforts were resource intensive, but our funders and partners generously came to the table to make sure that JA would have the support needed to be there for our youth. Significant support was generated at the 25th anniversary of the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame. •

For the first time in our history, we raised over $1M in support of youth in this province

We reached students from age 3 to age 25

We delivered 601 programs, reaching 13,333 students

Students committed 75,057 hours to learning and preparing for their future

747 volunteers committed 11,481 hours to mentoring youth

In 2018, JA turns 50 and we have so much in store for the next school year (2017-2018). Our Legacy Project officially launches this fall which involves the new home of our Laureate portraits and the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame! We will also be launching an incredible new program called World of Choices, which is a career forum for students that empowers them to be proactive about their future while also celebrating the opportunities in the local labour market. At JA, our priority is youth and their future. We continue our leadership work with partners on labour market attachment, vocational training and poverty alleviation. We believe every young person deserves a bright and promising future and with the help of dedicated volunteers, investors and partners, we are transforming lives. Sincerely,

601 Programs 13,333 Students

Kristin Williams President & CEO

Mark Parkhill Chair, Board of Directors

75,057 Student Participation Hours 747 Volunteers 11,481Volunteer Service Hours

About Junior Achievement Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia provides hands-on experiential learning in the classroom and through extra-curricular activities. Programs focus on three educational pillars: financial literacy, workplace readiness, and entrepreneurship. Junior Achievement recruits volunteers from the business community to collaborate on the delivery of programs, which exposes students to real world business perspectives and ideas. For every $1 invested into JA programs, $45 is created in economic prosperity. Mission and Core Purpose: To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in the global economy. Organizational Objectives: • Develop a skilled and talented workforce • Motivate a generation of responsible citizens • Secure our future economic prosperity • Ensure Canada’s competitiveness in a global market • Build vibrant and healthy communities Educational Pillars Linked with Success in Business: • Financial Literacy • Workplace Readiness • Entrepreneurship

Our Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG): Every school, business, community and young person is engaged with JA, resulting in Nova Scotia having the highest rates of youth entrepreneurship, employment and community involvement in Canada.

Our Value Proposition: • Achievers are 25% less likely to be unemployed • Achievers are three times more likely to plan for their future • Achievers are three times more likely to be managers than their peers • Achievers are twice as likely to study and work in business

Contribution to Community Priorities: • Delivering excellence in entrepreneurial and financial literacy education • Addressing curriculum gaps with career reflection and financial literacy programs • Encouraging labour attachment and bringing labour market information into the classroom • Addressing youth unemployment and encouraging post-secondary education • Contributing to overall economic prosperity by producing more financially literate graduates with accelerating leadership potential

Program & Funding Summary: 2016-2017 Program JA Ourselves I Have Skills Our Business World It’s My Future Economics for Success Dollars With Sense Investment Strategies Ideation Bootcamp Company Program #Adulting Specialty Programs Total



Age 3-6 Ages 8-10 Grade 6 Grade 8 Grade 9 Grade 10 Grades 9-12 Grades 9-12 Grades 9-12 Ages 18-25 Ages 14-25 --

27 61 49 61 276 55 9 3 34 5 21 601

Students Volunteers 378 1,279 1,116 1,667 6,563 1,063 133 16 358 20 740 13,333

10 37 26 422 54 4 89 105 747

Student Hours

Volunteer Hours

756 2,558 4,464 5,001 26,252 8,504 1,330 192 23,000 40 2,960 75,057

40 222 104 2,532 324 64 7,565 630 11,481

I love volunteering with JA because the youth are so inspiring, and though I was there to advise them, I ended up learning so much about myself. It was an investment of time that led to many laughs and smiles. It is impossible to spend 18 weeks with the group and not have fun. SHANNON MACLEAN JA NOVA SCOTIA VOLUNTEER & ALUMNI

Current Programs Learn why businesses are created and what they contribute to our community.

Our Business World GRADE


I liked learning about different types of businesses and the kinds of jobs you can get. Raymond L., Our Business World Student

Students are often taught that success means “getting a good job” after graduation. Many are not aware that launching a business is a viable career option that can bring them amazing opportunities.

Key Outcomes

Through JA’s newly updated Our Business World program, students in grade 6 learn about the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship in Canada. This inspires students to consider careers as business owners, as well as nurturing those who already have entrepreneurial spirits.

• Learn why businesses are created and how they adapt to change

A Business of Our Own

Our Business World leaders make learning fun by using games and multimedia to boost students’ self-confidence and help them retain the lessons. By the end of this program, students understand how a business operates and creates profit. This will inspire them to ask, “Do I have what it takes to become an entrepreneur?”

“I liked learning about different types of businesses and the kinds of jobs you can get.” — Grade 6, Our Business World Student

In this program, students:

• Explore where customers come from and how to keep them • Discuss how business contributes well-being of a community

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• Recognize that businesses can impact the environment in both positive and negative ways • Learn about the history of some Canadian businesses and how they’ve changed over time • Understand the importance of innovation

Key Outcomes

Entrepreneurs drive the Canadian economy, strengthen communities and create jobs. In fact, entrepreneurs are more than twice as likely as large corporations to hire new staff*.

In this interactive program, students will:

However, children are often not encouraged to become entrepreneurs. They are often taught that success means “getting a good job” after graduation.

• Develop an understanding of management and financial record keeping

Through JA’s newly updated A Business of Our Own program, Grade 6-8 students put on their entrepreneurial hats and run their own retail business. They learn how to start a business, promote their products, track their finances and manage a team.

• Practice the skills needed to run a business

The program uses blended learning and game-based technology to engage students and ignite their passion for business. In addition to in-class lessons, budding entrepreneurs are now able to continue their learning at home using JA’s online business simulator. By the end of the program, students will know how to manage risks and seize business opportunities. This will inspire them to dream big, take on new challenges and think about becoming Canada’s next entrepreneurs.

• Learn about different types of organizations

Michael B., A Business of Our Own Student

Map interests, skills and passions towards career paths. Learn personal budgeting.

• Create business goals


• Create and implement a business plan for their own retail business


• Learn about pricing and promotions • Describe their experience in operating a business • Draw conclusions about planning and running a retail business

I made the decision to go to university and pursue business, and JA was a critical turning point because I had absolute confidience that this is what I wanted to do. Alison L., JA Alumni

“I learned that we all have to work together to make a business successful.” Business Own Student For many students, the transition from—Ahigh schooloftoOur post-secondary education or employment can be overwhelming. Students often feel that their high-school experiences haven’t adequately prepared them to meet

I learned that we all have to work together to make a business successful.

• Describe what makes an entrepreneur innovative

It’s never too early to dream about launching your own business.

Economics for Success

Learn how to start a business, produce and promote products, track finances and manage a team.

Key Outcomes In this program, students:

Identify financial needs, wants and goals, learn money management and budgeting.

Dollars with Sense GRADE


This program has taught me how to make good, responsible and smart decisions about important financial matters. Meghan M., Dollars with Sense Student

Canadian personal debt is at a record high. Canadian youth are growing up in a time in which spending is easier than ever and debt is a way of life. This problem is exacerbated by hectic family schedules, which leave parents with little time to teach their children about money management. Through JA’s newly updated Dollars with Sense program, students in grade 10 get the tools they need to make smart financial decisions, live debt-free, and become savvy investors. Students learn personal money management skills that they can apply to their lives, beginning now.

Key Outcomes In this program, students: • Identify their financial needs, wants, and goals

Learn to explore the ways in which people save and invest for their future.

• Develop a money management selfprofile • Discover what influences their spending • Learn how to make informed consumer decisions

Dollars with Sense leaders make learning fun by using games and multimedia to boost students’ self-confidence and help them achieve financial literacy.

• Calculate the cost of credit

By the end of the program, students will have a stronger sense of financial responsibility and the tools they need to be wise consumers.

• Assess the benefits and risks of online shopping, as well as learn how to avoid scams

• Prepare a budget

• Receive an introduction to the stock market and learn how wealth can grow through wise investments

This program has given me the opportunity to see how real-world investments work by using an online stock market simulation. Suri. R., Investment Strategies Student

“The program has taught me how to make good, responsible smart decisions by teaching me how to do it right.” — Dollars with Sense Student

Understand the role of business in our society by creating an enterprise of your own.

Company Program has taught me the ins and outs of running a company, time management and teamwork. Haley B., JA Alumni

New Programs for 2016-2017 An introduction to personal economics and the choices consumers make to meet their needs and wants.

JA Ourselves Ages


We had discussions with the younger ones about needs versus wants, which was an eye opener for them! Katherine H., Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Halifax

JA Ourselves is a fun, interactive program designed to engage 3 to 6 year olds with an introduction to personal economics and the choices consumers make to meet their needs and wants. It also introduces them to the role of money in society while providing them with practical information about earning and saving, using colourful and creative activities.

I Have Skills

JA Ourselves introduces pre-primary and primary students to financial literacy outcomes through hands-on classroom style activities. The Program is comprised of four 30 minute sessions for the students.

“JA Ourselves really gets the kids thinking about topics they otherwise wouldn’t be exposed to so early, in a fun and engaging way. We especially had a lot of discussion with the younger ones about needs versus wants.” I Have Skills is a fun, interactive program designed to engage studentsClub ages 8-10 in learning about their Katherine Hodgson, Lead Dartmouth East skills&and to show them how those skills Boys Girlsinterests Clubs ofand Greater Halifax and interests can help develop various career paths.

It’s My Future

The program is divided into six subsequent activities which vary in length. I Have Skills can be delivered by you, the teacher, or a community volunteer. If you wish to have a volunteer in your classroom, Junior Achievement will gladly connect you with one to deliver this program to your students. At the end of the program, each student will be presented with a Certificate of Accomplishment.

Key Outcomes In this program, students will: •

Practice personal economics by considering choices

Learn the difference between needs and wants

Learn the concept of AGES money,8-10 particularly earning and save mapping

The students were very engaged and enjoyed the interaction of sharing their ideas with classmates during I Have Skills. Emma E., I Have Skills Volunteer

Key Outcomes In this program, students: • Students will be interpreting, selecting, and combining information using a variety of strategies, resources, and technologies. • Students will be interpreting, selecting, and combining information using a variety of strategies, resources, and technologies.

Learn personal-branding and job-hunting skills for earning a job and keeping a job.

• Students will be explaining personal opinions. Grade


• Students will be using digital tools to build on existing knowledge and extend their understanding.

Students were engaged and had a strong understanding of what their goals were for their future career. Sam T., It’s My Future Volunteer

“The students were very engaged and enjoyed the interaction of sharing their ideas with classmates during I Have Skills.”

It’s My Future offers students to explore potential I Have Skills careers, discover factors to-consider in Volunteer choosing a career, and recognize basic job-hunting tools. Students will learn about how to develop their own personal brand and how it will relate to a future

An interactive program designed to engage students in learning about their skills and interests.

Key Outcomes In this program, students: • Develop a personal brand

Community Program Partnerships Ideation Bootcamp

Students develop and test new ideas in an environment that encourages and celebrates creativity and innovation. Grades


Students work together to solve real world problems that can help their communities. Sarah R., Community Partner

Ideation Bootcamp is a 6 week after-school program that provides students in Grades 9-12 with the opportunity to explore generating, developing and evaluating ideas for launching a new entrepreneurial venture. This shortened version of the Company Program allows students to develop and test ideas through market research and prototyping, set goals, develop a business model canvas, and learn how to pitch their product or service.

Key Outcomes In this program, students will:


Upon completing the program students should be able to understand the significance of entrepreneurship and innovation in today’s society and economy. In addition, they will generate, develop and pitch an innovative idea, and evaluate the feasibility and competitiveness of a new venture. The ideas formed in Ideation Bootcamp can then be used by students participating in the Company Program.

Develop ideas for a new business venture

Test ideas though market research and prototyping

Ages Set SMART goals

Develop a Business Model Canvas

Hone public speaking skills and learn to pitch ideas


A dynamic week long summer camp which highlights creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and the arts. We are thrilled to offer this incredible experience to youth for the summer. JA Nova Scotia Staff/MCCL Volunteer

“Through a hands-on approach to education, one where students work together to solve real world problems our youth can help their communities and become future leaders in a globally competitive landscape.” -Community Partner day camp, for students ages JA-Amp is a week-long Sarahhosted Ryan, Co-Program Director, Brilliant LabsCentre NS 12-19 in partnership with the MacPhee for Creative Learning out of their location in Dartmouth, NS.

Key Outcomes In this program, students will:

Laureate Mentorship Program This dynamic summer camp highlights creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, and the arts. JA-amp will be offered to 30 students during the week of August 21-25, 2017 and will be provided to participants completely free of charge with support from the business community.

Students will participate in JA Nova Scotia’s array of programs and arts-based programming provided by MCCL, while enjoying all of the summer camp staples including field trips and swimming. “We are thrilled to offer this incredible experience to youth for the summer months and to build on the wonderful partnership with the MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning.”

Explore the exciting opportunities that are available at the intersection of art and entrepreneurship

Engage with and explore the Downtown Dartmouth community and the unique businesses based there

Ages Develop and test an idea for a new business venture 14-25 incorporating the development of a Business Model Canvas, learning to pitch, setting SMART goals and more

Explore potential career options with a focus on creativity and innovation and while preparing to join the workforce.

Develop financial literacy skills

To have a Laureate as my mentor has really expanded my self confidence. It was a once in a lifetime experience! Sophia H. Laureate Mentorship Program Participant

- JA Nova Scotia Staff/MCCL Volunteer JA-Amp is a week-long day camp, for students ages 12-19 hosted in partnership with the MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning out of their location in Dartmouth,

A one-on-one customized mentorship program made up of Laureate engagement opportunities, high profile networking, coaching and speaking opportunities.

Key Outcomes In this program, students will:

Community Program Partnerships JA delivers programs in partnership with a number of corporations and community organizations. We think that JA should be accessible to all youth and available in school as well as in community settings. To make that possible, we placed a particular focus on reaching those underserved, marginalized or at-risk.


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Alumni Community We are constantly building our JA Alumni Community each and every year. We hosted the Annual Alumni Networking Event for 18-25 year olds in May of 2017. Participants took part in three break out speaker sessions which expanded their networking skills. These events are an opportunity to meet old and new JA Alumni within Nova Scotia. Sessions included: From Idea to Execution - Scott Burke, Founder of BlockCrushr Labs Designing Your Career - Chantal Brine, VP of Youth Employment at Venor Selling Your Idea - Eric Fry, Partner at Sandler Training

It would be impossible to completely summarize the positive impact that JA has made in my life; I have transformed from an unsure teenager with an uncertain career path to an ambitious, career-driven adult who feels prepared and excited to enter the once intimidating workforce. STEPHANIE FITZNER JA Alumni

Do you have a great alumni story to tell or do you 11 want to get involved with JA Alumni? Contact us today at ANNUAL REPORT 2016-2017 or 902-454-4564

Jim Eisenhauer

Celebrating Our Success in Nova Scotia: Business Hall of Fame The Business Hall of Fame, in 2017 presented by Stewart McKelvey, recognizes the contribution made to business by successful leaders and entrepreneurs. Each year, Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia and the Business Hall of Fame honour individuals who inspire our business community and future business leaders with a record of unparalleled lifetime achievement.

2017 Laureates: Michael Donovan Chris Huskilson


Jim Eisenhauer Jim was appointed President of ABCO Industries in 1984. Jim is also founding President of ABCO Group Limited (1987), West Nova Fuels (1987) and Nova Wood Products (1992). Jim is a Director and founding partner of Stelia Aerospace North America Limited. He is a Director of Emera Inc., Halifax and Atlantic Industries Limited, and a former Chair and Director of Nova Scotia Power Inc. Michael Donovan A leading light in Canadian film and television for more than 30 years, Michael Donovan has stood out as a bold innovator and visionary. Michael is a serial entrepreneur, content creator and Academy Award® winning producer. Michael is co-founder and Executive Chairman of DHX Media, which holds the world’s largest independent library of kids’ and family content, with over 11,800 half-hours across more than 400 shows. Chris Huskilson Chris began his career with Nova Scotia Power in 1980. He was made Chief Operating Officer of Emera and Nova Scotia Power in July 2003 and President and Chief Executive Officer of Emera in 2004. Today Emera has a market capitalization of over $9.5 billion, total assets of $29.2 billion and serves 2.5 million customers. Chris is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia, past-chair of the Greater Halifax Partnership, the Energy Council of Canada, and the Canadian Electricity Association. Presenting Sponsor

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Celebrating 25 Years! On May 31, 2017, Jim Eisenhauer, Michael Donovan and Chris Huskilson were inducted into the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame during a celebration of the event’s 25th anniversary. The event was attended by over 1,000 c-suite executives and business leaders from all corners of industry. The event is hosted by a board of governors and chairman circle members, and past laureates serve as ambassadors for JA Nova Scotia. Through sponsorship, table sales, a raffle and personal pledges, the event raised $544,896 in support of JA Nova Scotia programs, which was a record for the event. The event was chaired by Colin MacDonald; 2015 Laureate, corporate sponsor and personal donor.

In addition to JA youth emcees and laureate speeches, the event also hosted a tribute in honour of all new, current and past laureates. Over the history of the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame, 89 Laureates have been inducted into the Hall. This was the first time that the laureate community was brought together in this way and the tribute represented the legacy of leadership and entrepreneurship in Nova Scotia. JA also took the opportunity to talk about the future home for the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame portraits, which is slated for the Nova Centre. More information will be released about the plans in the coming months.

Chairman Circle JP & Louis Deveau, Acadian Seaplants Sean Murray, Advocate Printing & Publishing Glen LeBlanc, Bell Aliant Richard Legault, Brookfield Renewable/Énergie Brookfield Steve Parker, CCL Group Richard Calder, Charm Diamond Centers Sharon Calder, Charm Diamond Centers Colin MacDonald, Clearwater Seafoods LP John Bragg, Eastlink Henry Demone, High Liner Foods Mark Surrette, Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette Douglas Reid, KPMG MSLP Al MacPhee, MacPhee Ford Gillian Gray, Medavie Blue Cross Mickey MacDonald, Micco Companies Ltd. Rob Steele, Newcap Radio Annette Verschuren, NRStor Sean O’Regan, O’Regan’s Automotive Group Catherine Read, Read Management Troy Harnish, Rogers Communications Robert Summerby-Murray, Saint Mary’s University Mark Shannon, Seaboard Transport Group Josef Spatz, Southwest Properties George Caines, QC, Stewart McKelvey Michael Duck, Sureshot Solutions Allan Shaw, The Shaw Group Ian Wilson, Wilsons Fuel Co. Ltd.

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Board of Governors Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame Chair: Colin MacDonald John Meisner, ABCO Kristen Allison, Accomplice Content Supply Co. Jill Murray, Advocate Printing & Publishing Adam Maclean, Armco Brent Scrimshaw, Atlantic Lottery Corporation Wendy Brookhouse, Black Star Wealth Partners Gary Anderson, BMO Bank of Montreal Gina Gale, Business Development Bank of Canada Carole-Ann Miller, CAMSA Inc. Joe Randell, Chorus Aviation Ian Penny, CIBC Herb Levin, CIBC Wood Gundy Roy Cluett, Cluett Insurance Brokers Inc. Chris Keevill, Colour Daniel Gallivan, Cox & Palmer Trent McGrath, CTV Atlantic Marie Mullally, CUA Richard Florizone, Dalhousie University Sylvain Charlebois, Dalhousie University, Faculty of Management Paul Janes, Deloitte Ken Shea East Coast Credit Union John Lindsay, East Port Properties Ltd. Scott Balfour, Emera Karen Hutt, Emera Bruce Marchand, Emera Darrell Bontes, EY Wade Taylor, Grant Thornton LLP Ron Hanlon, Halifax Partnership Karen Oldfield, Halifax Port Authority Joyce Carter, Halifax Stanfield International Airport John Hawkins, Heritage Gas

Chris Joseph, HXA Stephen Duff, Innovacorp Chris Huskilson, Laureate Jim Eisenhauer, Laureate Michael Donovan, Laureate Pete Luckett, Luckett Vineyards Rob Dexter, Maritime Travel Inc. Cheryl Hodder, McInnes Cooper Jeff MacLean, Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. Bill Vienneau, MNP Kevin Rodgers, Nautel Pat d’Entremont, Nicom IT Laurel Broten, Nova Scotia Business Inc. Bob MacKinnon, Nova Scotia Provincial Lotteries and Casino Corporation Don Bureaux, NSCC Jim Mills, Office Interiors Maxime Lessard, PwC Roger Howard, RBC Philip Jenkins, RBC Dominion Securities Phil Otto, Revolve Dawn Anderson, Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada George Bishop, Scotia Investments Limited Jim Rogers, Scotiabank Bethany Moffatt, Scotiabank, Commercial Banking Patricia Bradshaw, Sobey School of Business Lydia Bugden, Stewart McKelvey Rebecca Saturley, Stewart McKelvey Graham Eisenhauer, West Nova Fuels Carrie Cussons, World Trade and Convention Centre

Save the date for June 6, 2018 Governorship: $3,000 per annum, if purchased prior to February 22, 2018 ($3,500 after Laureates are announced.) Multi-Year Governorship Commitment: $3,000 per annum for a commitment of attendance for three years. Chairman Circle: $5,000 financial pledge which includes your governorship as well as a personal contribution to support JA programs.

For details please call 902-454-4564 or e-mail

Achiever Awards and Recognition Award Recipient Al Beech Memorial Award (National)

Juliette Lennox, Discounty - Park View Education Centre

NS Department of Labour and Advanced Education Scholarship

Jonathan Lokonyen- sNapShot Photography

Company Merit Award

Liam Manderville, Addy Smith, Hannah Clark, Kate Timmons, Karmen MacLean, Charlie Eagles Forbes, Remington Zinck, Raveene Treemer

Perseverance Award Be♥cause – Horton High School and Central Kings Education Centre Host Participation Award

Coastal Coasters - Sobeys Tantallon & Bluewhale - Michelin Waterville

Best Business Plan

UNI - IBM Incubator - Charles P Allen High School

Student Ambassador Award Ryan Hartlen, Paige Allison MacKenzie-Meisner, Maxwell Chongva, Brianna Green, Michaella Falcitello, Jade Van Veen, Abby MacKenzie, Victoria Wilson Best Shareholders Report

Halizans – Citadel High School

Best Social Media


Highest Net Proft


Salesperson of the Year

Alice Song - Halizans, Citadel High School

Advisor of the Year

Alessandra Pagnotella- Halizans & Shannon MacLean- Indie-Pendant

Advisor Team of the Year

Chad Lebebvre & Ben Heimert- Coastal Coasters

Annual Trade Fair Award

APX Hats - Halifax West High School

Outstanding First Year Achiever

Aamir Wahhab - APX, Halifax West High School

JA Month Award

Discounty - Bridgewater Jr/Sr High School & Park View Education Centre

Catherine Colson Memorial Scholarship Anthony Sarto-Morrison - sNapShot Photography, Dartmouth High School Dalhousie University Scholarship

Kirk Drabble - Coast Co. - Halifax Grammar School

St. Mary’s University Scholarship

Can Büge - UNI- IBM Incubator

Clearwater Innovation Award

Abigail MacKenzie, Product Idea: Savoury Whipped Cream

Vice President, Human Resources

Addy Smith - Coastal Coasters, Sir John A MacDonald High School

Vice President, Finance

Alice Song - Halizans, Citadel High School

Vice President, Digital Technologies

Maxwell Chongva - Bluewhale, West Kings District High School

Vice President, Marketing and Sales

Fares Joni - APX Hats, Halifax West High School

Vice President, Production

Ryan Hartlen - Coastal Coasters, Sir John A MacDonald High School

Gateway Opportunity Scholarship

Karmen MacLean - Indie-Pendant, North Nova Education Centre

President of the Year

Ben Halverson - Discounty, Park View Education Centre

Achiever of the Year

Sophia Hein - East Coasters, Millwood High School

Company of the Year

Indie-Pendant - North Nova Education Centre & Northumberland Regional High School

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Pitch-It! 2016-2017 Pitch-It! is JA’s version of CBC’s Dragon’s Den. Young aspiring entrepreneurs from JA’s Company Program pitch their business concepts to a panel of local business leaders and celebrity coaches! Regional events were held in November in Bridgewater, Halifax and Truro. Company program achievers also participated in a provincial online video competition in February, with the winner being declared by ‘likes’ through JA’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.

If you want to see the Pitch it! finalists check out our youtube channel at:

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Provincial Winners: Indie Pendant, A JA Company, NSCC Pictou Discounty, A JA Company, NSCC Bridgewater

Regional Winners: Doggo Delights, A JA Company, NSCC Truro Bluewhale, A JA Company, Michelin Waterville Hungry Puffin CC, A JA Company, NSBI sNapShot Photography, A JA Company, Dartmouth High


Abigail MacKenzie is a grade 12 student at Northumberland Regional High School. She was the recipient of the 2017 Clearwater Innovation Award for her business idea of savory whipped cream, ready-made in a can. She participated in JA Company Program in 2016-2017 and was the President of her JA company Indie-Pendant.

Keegan McGinnis and Cat Adalay were the recipeints of of Nova Scotia’s inaugural Hatch competition, they’ve each been awarded prizes of $10,000 courtesy of Revolve – $7,500 in seed funding and $2,500 in branding and marketing services. Keegan’s winning idea was a social enterprise clothing company, My Greatest Play, which sells athletic wear and donates a soccer ball to a child in Gambia for each clothing item sold. Cat’s business pitch was her company, Aurea, which is creating a system of modular, micro wind turbines to be integrated into the structure of high rise buildings.

Program Support Government

ACOA - $34,920 Department of Labour and Advanced Education, Student Assistance Program - $32,000 Municipality of Kings County - $400 NS Department of Education and Early Childhood Development - $140,000 Province of Nova Scotia - $2,263


Actuarial Foundation of Canada - $8,700 Aspotogen Heritage Trust - $1,000 Deloitte Foundation - $3,000 Fred and Elizabeth Fountain Foundation - $2,500 John and Judy Bragg Family Foundation - $30,000 RBC Royal Bank Foundation - $16,000

Third Party

Halifax Executive Assocation - $2,107 QueenPins - $2,419 Scotiabank (Community Matching) - $9,526

In Kind

Acadia University - $1,160 Chester + Co. - $9,040 Rebecca Clarke Photography - $705 Revolve Creative Branding - $14,744 Sandler Training - Not Disclosed TC Media - $15,684

Scholarships & Awards Clearwater Seafoods - $2,000 Colson Family - $500 Dalhousie University - $2,500 Department of Labour and Advanced Education - $1,000 Digital Nova Scotia - $600 Gateway Business Brokers - $1,000 CPHR Nova Scotia - $600 Saint Mary’s University - $2,500


Acadian Seaplants - $2,000 Accomplice Content Supply Co. - $2,000 ADP - $8,000 BMO Bank of Montreal - $2,000 CitiFinancial - $1,667 Clearwater Seafoods LP - $8,000 CUA - $10,000 Dalhousie University - $2,500 Economical Insurance - $8,000 Elevated Wellness - $100 Exxon Mobile - $6,000 High Liner Foods- $5,000 HSBC Bank - $17,544 LaHave River Credit Union - $1,500 Michelin - Granton - $2,500 Michelin - Waterville - $2,500 Nova Construction - $12,000 Nova Scotia Power - $5,000 Port Hawkesbury Paper - $5,000 Revolve Creative Branding - $5,000 Saint Mary’s University - $2,500 Scotia Investments - $2,500 Scotiabank - $10,000 Sobeys Atlantic - $6,000 Symplicity Design - $500 TD Canada Trust - $1,249 The Shaw Group - $700 Thornridge Holdings - $1,000 Waverly Duck Investments - $5,000 West Nova Fuels - $500 Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia - $3,000

Funded Positions

Government of Canada, Canada Summer Jobs - $2,431 NSCC Internship - 5 Weeks

Program Support $150+

Individual Giving $100+

Up to $75 Adam Baggs Allison Coffin Christopher McKenney Dan Merzetti Hilary Patterson Jill Murray Karn Nichols Lucas Hayden Matthew McEwen Shawn Nicholson Stephanie Clarke Susan Grant Terry Sutherland

Brett Donald Chris McMullin Christine Pound Daniel Holland Danielle Comeau Dawna Feser Erin and Steve Davies Graham Langill Jamie Welsh Jeri Russell John Webber Judy Steele Karen Gardiner Leah Skerry Leslie Wilson Mark Creaser Mark Hooftman Mark Sidebottom

Volunteer Partners Admiral Insurance ADP Air Canada b4checkin Barrington Consulting Group Black Business Initiative Beaumont Advisors Black Star Wealth Partners BMO Bank of Montreal Breakwater Studios International CANSA CDENE CIBC

Mary O’Regan Michael Drohan Michael Hamlyn Michelle Adams Mike Roberts Patricia Bradshaw Philip Jenkins Rob Carruthers Shane DeCoste Susan Johnston Wendy Brookhouse

Clearwater Seafoods LP Colour Conifer Countryfield Clothing Crombie REIT CUA Dalhousie University Deloitte DND/MARLANT Economical Insurance Emera Famous Folks High Liner Foods


Ann MacKenzie Maureen Donovan Roy Cluett Troy Harnish Clay and Joan Coveyduck Dave MacDonald Lori Anne Jones Mark MacDonald Nicole Porter Pat Scholey $1,000+ Bruce Marchand Darren Nantes Irene d’Entremont Kristin Williams Paul Leblanc Ralph Medjuck Robert Gillis Stephen O’Regan Mark Parkhill

Cheryl Hann Chris Keevill Dan Muldoon Darlene McKenna Douglas Reid Frank Lockington Jessica Shannon Jodi Posavad Joe Ramia John McLennan

John Sullivan Lydia Bugden Matt Symes Marie Camara-Hopkins Maureen Reid Savior Joseph Scott & Stella Balfour Steinar Engeset William Ritchie Pam Bulter



Beth Brien Jim Spatz Terrence Tower Tim Blais Henry Demone Mark Surrette Steve Parker

Chris Huskilson David Hennigar Michael Donovan Stephen Smith Annette Verschuren

$3,500 Graham Eisenhauer

Halifax Port Authority IBM Island Employment Jazz Aviation Killam Properties Marsh Canada Michelin North America (Canada) NSBI NSCECE Nova Scotia Power NSCC Office Interiors Owens MacFadyen Group

$32,000 Colin MacDonald

Performance Plus Financial ROSAPEL RBC Royal Bank RSA Scotiabank Sobeys Saint Mary’s University STI Technologies Limited TD Insurance Venor Search Group

Financial Results The audited statements were prepared by Collins Barrow Nova Scotia Inc. Junior Achievement has prepared these summary financials to be included as part of the annual report. Complete audited financial statements for the year ending June 30, 2017 are available upon request. Assets Cash and investments

2017 $149,653

2016 $237,370

Accounts receivable and other assets Total Assets

$207,815 $357,468

$133,635 $371,005

Liabilities Accounts payable and accrued liabilities Obligation under capitol lease Deferred Revenue Total Liabilities

2017 $122,725 $3,450 $0 $126,175

2016 $108,035 $6,182 $30,000 $144,217

Net Assets Unrestricted Externally restricted Total Net Assets

2017 $218,947 $12,346 $231,293

2016 $214,553 $12,235 $226,788

[Total Liabilities and Net Assets]



Revenues Fundraising events Sponsorships and donations Government Grants Investments Total Revenues

2017 $309,795 $532,168 $213,386 $329 $1,055,678

2016 $254,772 $404,943 $192,375 $2,219 $854,309

Expenses Administration and general Fundraising JACAN fees Program expenses Rent Human resources Total Expenses

2017 $75,418 $287,682 $23,641 $87,759 $45,139 $531,534 $1,051,173

2016 $64,343 $198,525 $28,985 $92,347 $50,673 $452,386 $887,259




Whenever people ask what is JA, I often reply with “JA is an organization providing a platform for our little companies to spring to our feet and get the first taste of what running a business really is like.� I love JA, not only for its mentorship during the company program, but also for its seemingly boundless opportunities to grow, network, and learn. Junior Achievement is just amazing. ALICE SONG JA NOVA SCOTIA ACHIEVER

Funding Mix $213,386 $309,795 $329

Events Corporate and Donations In-Kind Foundations Investments Government



Current Funding Mix Events Corporate & Donations In-Kind Foundations Investments Government Total



Achievers are 25% less likely to be unemployed

2016-2017 JA Nova Scotia Program Reach

23 ANNUAL REPORT 2016-2017

$ 309,795 $ 311,593 $ 159,875 $ 60,700 $ 329 $ 213,386 $ 1,055,678

School Board Area

# of Students

Halifax Regional


South Shore Regional


Tri-County Regional


Annapolis Valley Regional


Strait Regional


Chignecto-Central Regional


Cape Breton-Victoria Regional


Conseil scolaire acadien provincial




Executive Board of Directors Mark Parkhill KPMG, Chair

Bruce Young RBC, Treasurer

Wendy Brookhouse Black Star Wealth Partners, Past Chair

Paul Bugden EastLink, Secretary

Jennifer Chiasson NSCC, Director, Strategic Relationships

Kristin Williams President & CEO

Board of Directors at Large Michael Brown, Clean Simple Wayne Crawley, Venor Talent Group Cassandra Hanrahan, Dalhousie University School of Social Work Eric Fry, Sandler Training Karn Nichols, Devonian Coast Wineries Ltd. Mark Sidebottom, Nova Scotia Power Miriam Zitner, Stewart McKelvey Paul Janes, Deloitte Jodi Posaved, Grassroots Human Resources Consulting Lori-Anne Jones, Shift Change Catalyst Consulting Troy Harnish, Rogers Communications

Our kids didn’t feel like what they were doing was school-based, it was all fun activities they enjoyed completing. We had a lot of positive feedback from parents asking about the program because it translated back to their talks around the dinner table as a family. KATHERINE HODGSON Club Lead Dartmouth East Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Halifax

Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia


1550 Bedford Highway, Suite 300 Bedford, NS B4A 1E6


T: 902. 454. 4564

F: 902. 454. 4514


Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia

@JANovaScotia Charitable Registration No: 10755 4271 RR0001

Meet the Team Kristin Williams President & CEO

Brenda Kenney Director of Programs

Shakara Joseph Director of Strategic Partnerships

Maria MacDonald Program Manager

Blanka Mitrović Program Manager

Sarah Porter Program Manager

Emma Eagles Manager of Marketing & Communications

Courtney Connor Company Program Manager

Hayley McDowell Fund Development Assistant

Leanna Withrow Program Admin

Brenda Scott Bookkeeper/Controller

Kathleen Scholey Volunteer Fundraiser, Scotiabank

25 ANNUAL REPORT 2016-2017 1550 Bedford Highway, Suite 300, Bedford, NS B4A 1E6 1 (902) 454-4564 Charitable Registration: 10755 4271 RR0001

Profile for Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia

JA Nova Scotia 2016-2017 Annual Report  

JA Nova Scotia 2016-2017 Annual Report  


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