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Free work readiness & financial health programs for Indigenous Youth

JABC offers free programs year-round to Indigenous youth across British Columbia. The programs include Financial Health, Work Readiness and Entrepreneurial Knowledge and Skills.

They range from 1 to 4 hours in length and are free of charge. The programs we offer for the different age ranges are as follows:

More than Money

5 -7 year old’s -35 minutes

8 – 9 year old’s - 45 minutes

9 to 12 year old’s - 1 – 4 hours

More than Money and Dollars with Sense Combined

For 13 to 16 year old’s – can be 1 – 2 hours

Job Prep Program

15 - 29 year old’s – 1 – 2 hours

University Prep Program

17 – 29 year old’s 1 – 2 hours

They also offer many other free Non-Indigenous programs, as you can see on our website here:

These are mainly 4-hour programs.

What we do is:

  1. We pay an honorarium for someone in your area to deliver for us,

  2. You deliver, and we pay that person an honorarium to deliver or

  3. One of our staff delivers the programs

Honorariums are as follows:

1 - 3 ½ hours is a $200 honorarium

4 -7 hours – more than one program - $400 honorarium

JA British Columbia (JABC) is a not-for-profit impact organization that delivers free hands-on, immersive education in work readiness, financial health, and entrepreneurship.

Reaching thousands of young people each year through partnerships with educators, volunteers, and donors, JABC is one of the few organizations with the experience and passion to build a brighter future for the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders.

For over 65 years, JABC has served B.C. youth, including Indigenous communities, people of colour, and at-risk populations. JABC’s real-world training helps young people develop the skills to build successful careers, prepare for the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship, and learn to thrive financially. Through JA, young people have the skillset and mindset to build thriving communities. JABC is a proud member of JA Canada and JA Worldwide, one of the world’s largest and most impactful NGOs.

These programs are excellent in teaching youth about money, which is something we never had growing up. Please feel free to contact me, and I can sign you up personally.


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