JA Worldwide

JA Worldwide launched in 1919 under the name The Boys’ and Girls’ Bureau Committee, changing its name to Junior Achievement Bureau in 1920. For the first 35 years, the organization existed only in the United States of America. In 1955, JA formally launched programs outside of the USA; the first international operation was in Canada. Offices outside of the USA were formalized in 1994 following the creation of Junior Achievement International. The fusion of Junior Achievement Inc. and Junior Achievement International became official on July 1, 2004 under the new name of Junior Achievement Worldwide. Today, JA Worldwide reaches almost 10 million students each year in over 120 countries around the world. To learn more about JA Worldwide, visit


The Canadian Business Hall of Fame

Created by JA Canada in 1979, the Canadian Business Hall of Fame celebrates the celebrates the lifetime accomplishments of Canada’s most distinguished business leaders. 

Each year, Inductees are chosen as Companions of the Order of the Business Hall of Fame and receive the post-nominal designation C.B.H.F. to honour their enduring contributions to the economic development and prosperity of Canada. As leading examples of achievement in business and in life, these individuals have demonstrated the qualities necessary to ensure the success and competitiveness of Canada in a global marketplace. As Companions, they are mentors and role models for JA youth who represent Canada’s future leaders.

For more information about the Canadian Business Hall of Fame and to learn more about the Companions of the Order of the Business Hall of Fame, please visit