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JA British Columbia
A bright future is dependent upon a healthy economy, which is built by citizens with the critical skills, knowledge and confidence to make informed decisions about their careers...
360 - 475 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 4M9
Causes we care about

  • Education

  • Youth Development

  • Financial Literacy

Businesses whose employees volunteer with us
Social Mission
Inspire, prepare and empower BC Youth for life-long success.
Businesses that we work with
Prospera Credit Union
Volunteer opportunities
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Dollars with Sense Volunteer PositionSchools throughout the Fraser Valley, AbbotsfordFlexible schedule
Provide students with personal money management skills and challenge them to apply these concepts in their own lives.
9 / 10 spots filled
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Economics for Success Program VolunteerVarious Schools throughout the Fraser Valley, AbbotsfordFlexible schedule
Help students discover which career path best suits their needs, as well as how to get to where they want to be as adults.
8 / 8 spots filled
Stories of our community involvement
We have a need for volunteers at Dr Knox next Wednesday in Kelowna. If you have an interest in sharing what you have learned during your path to success, we would love to talk to you!
JA British Columbia Tell us your story! To commemorate the JA Centennial and JA Alumni Month, we've launched "I am JA" to profile local JABC alumni. If you're an alum, we'd love to hear from you! https://jabc.ca/january-is-ja-alumni-month-tell...
We are still looking for a couple of mentors in Kelowna for our Economics for Success delivery at KLO Middle School starting Feb. 28th. Check out our profile for event information on how you can make a difference in the development of the next generation!
We are so happy to be making a positive impact on the financial literacy capability of so many students all over BC this November. If you want to get involved and help us reach even more students with these very relevant life lessons, contact us today! #FLM2017
At JABC's Economics for Success events this Winter, we help bridge the difficult gap between high school & post secondary education to employment for over 750 Kelowna-area teens. If you could go back in time, what's the most important piece of advice that you would give yourself?

Stay tuned to our profile to see all out upcoming Economics for Success opportunities!
Welcome back to all the teachers and students that we work with every year! And...let's be honest, Congrats to all the parents who "survived" the Summer Break. We look forward to all the programs that we will deliver in Grade 5-12 classrooms this year. If you want to know more about what we do, check us out. We always love new friends of JA!
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Sean Melia, Thanks for Doing Some Good!

What inspires you to volunteer?


I am inspired to volunteer simply because I want to help organizations and individuals in caring for each other and those around them. To play a part in sustaining the worthwhile and needed services for those who utilize them is very important to me. I want to help make a difference for as many people and organizations as possible.

Which cause(s) are you most passionate about and why?


At present I am helping Junior Achievement (volunteer instructor), the Mission Hospice Society (Board member/Treasurer), Rotary Club of Mission Mid Day (Treasurer), Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce (Past President, Treasurer and current Board member). My interests are varied and I help where I can. The Mission Hospice Society and Junior Achievement (JA British Columbia) are very important to me. I have input into the direction of support for people who are in the final stages of life and need the comfort and tremendous care that the Hospice provides. I also help to address an area that is not being effectively covered in schools by instructing students on all aspects of money, finance, saving and planning. I also have a passion for health and fitness and volunteer with several clubs.


What impact have you seen the organization(s) you work with, and their volunteers, make in the community?


All the organizations make a positive impact some are one on one as in Big Brother Big Sisters while others reach many people such as Junior Achievement and the Hospice Society. In all organizations the needs are many and the help is invaluable. That help ranges from being able to direct one life toward a positive path or increase care and comfort for an individual while providing serve and support to many others around that person. Positive input, support and caring always make a difference.

What support is needed by the organization(s) and how can people learn more or get involved?


The biggest area of support is for volunteers. Money is always a need but it is generally available though generous donations of some and for government grant/support. Without boots on the ground most programs don't last or don't have the extensive impact that is first envisioned. As a volunteer and board member I have seen first hand the challenge to maintain direction or to providing support for those in need of the service, program or instruction. People should consider how they give back in their personal lives. The more we share and care about others the more we are exposed to personal growth and happiness. Seek out an organization, group or club in an area of service that appeals to you and get involved! Your help is always needed and your personal development will follow.

Is there a person, organization or caring company (e.g. employer) you would like to recognize that has helped support you to make a difference?


I have encountered numerous caring and giving people along the way who always inspire me to be involved. Prospera Credit Union also allows me the opportunity to be a part of the community I serve.
A big shout out to Gennext Kelowna who brought together a great group of people last night at their TimeDrive event! Awesome to chat with so many organizations that are out making a difference in our community every single day.

A big thanks to: Elevation Outdoors, JA British Columbia, Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs, Project Literacy Kelowna Society, Inn From the Cold - Kelowna , Kelowna and District Safety Council, United Way Central & South Okanagan/Similkameen
‪#‎JABCJam‬ 2016 to begins today! Let's cheer on our local teams from Kelowna Secondary and Vernon Secondary! http://goo.gl/50uyGT
JA British Columbia wishes to thank all our volunteers and partners in 2015 for their commitment to Work Readiness, Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy. Our volunteers shared their experience with 3300 local students in 110 classrooms and over 440 hours committed. We have completed all our program offerings until the New Year, so we wish all of you the most joyous of holiday seasons!! See you all in 2016.
360 - 475 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 4M9
Causes we care about

  • Education

  • Youth Development

  • Financial Literacy

Businesses whose employees volunteer with us
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