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JA Ourselves is a fun, interactive program designed to engage 3 to 6 year olds with an introduction to personal economics and the choices consumers make to meet their needs and wants. It also introduces them to the role of money in society while providing them with practical information about earning and saving, using colourful and creative activities.

JA Ourselves introduces pre-primary and primary students to financial literacy outcomes through hands-on classroom style activities. The program is comprised of four 30 minute sessions for the students.

In Nova Scotia, this program is offered to students ages 3-6

Key Outcomes

In this program, students will:

  • Practice personal economics by considering choices
  • Learn the difference between needs and wants
  • Learn the concept of money, particularly earning and save mapping


JA Ourselves really gets the kids thinking about topics they otherwise wouldn’t be exposed to so early, in a fun and engaging way. We especially had a lot of discussion with the younger ones about needs versus wants.
— Katherine Hodgson, Club Lead Dartmouth East Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Halifax

Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia  |  201-1223 Lower Water Street
Halifax, NS | B3J 3S8
T. 902.454.4564  |  F. 902.454.4514  |  info@janovascotia.ca