Hello Achievers & Advisors,

Please review this email for some important reminders and updates.

New updates included in this email:
  • Showcase Keynote Recording
  • People's Choice Award
  • Company Programs Awards Update
  • Easter Long Weekend & Calendar Updates
  • Team Challenge Update

Deadline Reminders:
  • JA Canada National Scholarships - (EXTENDED) Now Due March 26
  • Upcoming Deadlines in April

Previous Updates:
  • External Student Opportunities

Showcase Keynote Recording

Thank you to everyone who joined us last night for the Youth Entrepreneurs Showcase!

A post-event communication was sent out separately to Achievers with a survey - please take a moment to complete the survey to help us improve the showcase experience in the future.

If you missed the keynote presentation, you can review the recording here:
People's Choice Award

The voting period for the People's Choice Award takes place now until next Thursday, March 25th.

You can watch all the sales pitches and vote here: https://www.jacocompanyprogram.ca/showcase

ALL ADVISORS & ACHIEVERS: Please feel free to share this link with your friends, families, colleagues and teachers and encourage them to vote for your team!
Company Program Awards Update

Full Company Program Award Details and Application Link will be shared early next week.

Please stay tuned!

In the meantime, you can review the eligibility requirements here: https://bit.ly/3eEhQqt
Easter Long Weekend & Calendar Updates

Please note the following changes:
  • April 5-9 will now be Week 18 (last scheduled week)
  • April 12-16 will now be the scheduled "March Break" (you can opt to meet this week too but it is not mandatory)
  • April 19-23 will be an optional week for teams to finish up if they need the time

LEAD ADVISORS: If your team meets on Mondays or Fridays, please note that April 2-5 is the Easter Holiday Weekend so you may need to cancel your meetings and use the optional week instead.

You can view the CP calendar here: https://www.jacocompanyprogram.ca/calendar
Team Challenge Update

Please note that we are removing the "Bring a Friend" week in the team challenge points. If you and your team are still interested in running a "Bring a Friend" week, please reach out to us first. No points will be awarded.

We will be adding bonus points between now and the end of the program so keep an eye out and stay tuned. There are still many ways to collect points!

To learn more about the team challenge points, please visit:

JA Canada National Scholarships
DUE: Friday, March 26

ACHIEVERS: As JA Central Ontario Company Program students, you may be eligible to apply for the following national scholarships offered by JA Canada:

You can learn more about the application requirements here.

Deadline to Apply: Friday, March 26, 2021

Note: Where it says letter from JA Charter, you can request a letter directly from your JA Advisors since they have worked with you directly and can speak to your skills and talents.
Company Program Award Applications
DUE: Friday, April 9

Full Company Program Award Details and Application Link will be shared early next week.
Final Attendance List
DUE: Friday, April 16

VP OF HR: In your final attendance and student list, please ensure you follow these instructions:
  • Indicate your final attendance % for each active student
  • Indicate clearly which students are no longer active (i.e. have dropped out)
  • Sort your list in alphabetical order by FIRST NAME (and then last name)
  • Rename your file the name of your JA Company
  • Upload your file in these formats only: Excel Spreadsheet or PDF

Battle of the Ads Commercial Contest
DUE: Friday, April 23

For full contest details and how to submit, please visit:
Final Shareholders' Report and 2nd Fixed Cost Payment
DUE: Friday, April 23

Final Shareholders' Report Outline: https://bit.ly/3r2jHaU

Fixed Cost Payment Details: https://bit.ly/3c4hJTo
All teams are required to remit your final fixed cost payment of $75.
If your team has $500 or more in profit, you are also required to pay Sales Profits Tax.
Advisor Recognition and Yearbook Form
DUE: Friday, April 30

Links for submission TBA

External Student Opportunities

We've added a section to the JA Central Ontario resource page where you will be able to find some external student opportunities offered by our partners and sponsors.

Head on over to learn more about some current opportunities offered by CPA Ontario!
Upcoming Dates

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

March 18-25
People's Choice Award Voting Period

Friday, April 9
CP Awards Due

Friday, April 16
Final Attendance Due

Friday, April 23
Commercial Contest, Final Shareholders’ Report and 2nd Fixed Cost Payment Due

Friday, April 30
Advisor Recognition and Yearbook Form Due
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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