Hello Advisors & Students!

*Note to Advisors: There will not be a separate Advisor email this week*

Please review this email for some important reminders and updates.

Included in this email:
  • SMT Team Challenge Winners
  • Application to attend Virtual Networking & Governors' Celebration
  • SMT - New Resource for Production Role
  • Holiday Break
SMT Team Challenge Winners

Thank you to all the students who worked on the SMT Team Challenge! The submissions were reviewed by our external judges and six winning teams were selected:

  • Bizstop - Sponsored by JACO & Led by Community (Tuesday)
  • Cloverly - Sponsored & Led by Grant Thornton
  • Stilts - Sponsored by JACO & Led by TD (Mon - Team 2)
  • Digitance - Sponsored by JACO & Led by Community Entrepreneurs
  • EasyShop - Sponsored & Led by Deloitte (Wed - Team 2)
  • Cleanable - Sponsored & Led by Scotiabank (Thursday)

Congratulations to all the teams! Each winning team will receive 15 Team Challenge Points.

In addition, we have drawn 12 students from these teams to attend the Virtual Networking & Governors' Celebration. Congratulations to the following students:

  • Shania Lazaro
  • Saakshi Jaju
  • Rebecca Palmer
  • Liam McCullagh
  • Rachel Halog
  • Jay Savaliya
  • Ananya Mehta
  • Fran Kahng
  • Ashley Li
  • Hersh Kapur
  • Zilin Weng
  • Alexander Lyakishev
Virtual Networking & Governors' Celebration

STUDENTS: We invite you to apply for a chance to attend two virtual events in the new year. Please note that in order to be considered to attend the JA Governors' Celebration you MUST also be available for the Networking Workshop as outlined below.

Networking Workshop, sponsored by Rogers and led by LinkedIn
About: At this workshop, learn tips for networking online and how to create an effective LinkedIn page.
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
This will be a virtual event.

JA Governors' Celebration, presented by Scotiabank
About: During JA's Annual Fundraiser, you will have an opportunity to hear student alumni stories, participate in a trivia challenge, take photos at a virtual photo booth, as well as network with industry professionals through a text chat. You can listen to the main event that includes messages from alumni, Mark Cuban, Manjit Minhas, Chris Hadfield and more!
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021
Event Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Event Dress Code: Business
This will be a virtual event.


Only a limited number of spots are available!
You will be notified if you have been selected to attend the two events.
Student Management Training Recording & Materials

If you missed the virtual Student Management Training or if you wish to review the material, the videos and handouts can be found here.

Please note that we have recently added a Handout and Additional Resources on the site for the PRODUCTION role.

REMINDER: If you were elected into an executive role and were not able to attend the live Student Management Training, you are required to review the recording and materials for your role.
Holiday Break - December 21 to January 1

A reminder that there will be no Company Program meetings between December 21 to January 1. Meetings will resume the week of January 4th.

Please note that the CP team will be off starting on December 18 until January 3. The JA offices will be closed between December 25 to January 3. If you are emailing us between this period, please expect to receive a response the week of January 4th.
Happy Holidays!

Thank you all for a great start to our virtual JA Company Program! We look forward to seeing all of the companies come together next year.

From all of us at JA Central Ontario, we wish you joy, peace, warmth and good health during this holiday season and into 2021. 
For Previous JA Emails & Updates

Please visit the JACO Resource Page for all previous emails and updates.
Upcoming Dates

To view the full CP Calendar including upcoming deadlines, click here.

December 21 to January 1
Winter Holiday Break (no meetings)

Friday, January 8
Product/Service Approval Form Due
Your approval form can be submitted anytime leading up to January 8.

Thursday, January 14 | 3 to 4 p.m.
Virtual Networking Workshop, sponsored by Rogers and led by LinkedIn
Application Required - Selected Students Only
Should you have questions or concerns regarding any of the above information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at companyprogram@jacentralontario.org

Thank you!

Lucia & Lesley
The Company Program Team
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