See below for important dates and deadlines for the Company Program Year. This will be updated throughout the year as needed. The Company Program calendar can be found at the bottom of the page and is best viewed on a computer.

Company Program Meetings

November 1 - April 1

Start: November 1-5 (depending on the day of the week your team meets)

End: March 28 - April 1

Extension Opportunity: April 4-8 (optional week to meet with your team)

Note: Interview Night and ventureON will take place after the program ends in April and May


Winter Break

December 20-31 (no meetings these two weeks)

Exam Break (Optional)

January 24 - 28 

March Break

March 14-18 (no meetings this week, but Trade Show will be hosted this week)


Company Program Orientation

Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Virtual event on Hopin

Students and parents will learn more about the upcoming Company Program year, ask questions and network with other Company Program participants.

Student Management Training

Saturday, November 27, 2021, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Virtual event 

Students will learn about departmental roles, hear from speakers and participate in a team challenge.

Social Media Challenge Week

January 31 - February 4 2022

Students will post on social media each day to earn points for the Team Challenge. JA will provide the guidelines each day of what to post.  

Battle of the Ads Workshop

Thursday, February 10, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Virtual event

Students will learn what makes a great commercial so they can make one for their own business.

Trade Show

Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Virtual event on Zoom

All 40 student businesses will come together to pitch their products to guests and judges.

Interview Night

Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Virtual event on Teams

Student award finalists will present to judges as to why they should win in their nominated award category.  


Wednesday, May 11th, 2022, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Virtual event

End of year celebration to recognize students and teams for their achievements. Award winners are announced at this event.


All deadlines are due at 11:59 PM on the dates listed below. More information about each deadline and how to submit will be shared in the weekly emails. 

Friday, November 12 - Last Day to Switch Teams

Request to switch teams here.

Friday, December 10 - Product Approval Form Due

The product approval form for your product/service is due to JA to approve on this date.

Friday, December 17 - Election Results and Updated Attendance List Due

Teams will fill out a form to update JA on their executive position election results. Teams will also send an updated student attendance list to JA.

Friday, January 21 - Business Plan and Fixed Cost #1 Due

Teams will submit a completed business plan for their product/service to JA. Teams will also submit their first fixed cost instalment of $75. 

Friday, February 18 - Social Media & Trade Show Form Due

Teams will submit a form outlining their product/service for JA to use at Trade Show and to promote student teams on social media. 

Friday, March 25 - Battle of the Ads Commercial Due

Students will submit their commercials for the Battle of the Ads competition. External judges will select a winner and the winning team will be announced at ventureON.

Friday, April 1 - Award Applications Due

Individual and team award applications are due.

Friday, April 8 - Final Report, Fixed Cost #2, Sales Tax, Final Attendance List, Yearbook Form Due

The end of program documents are due on this day which includes a final report, the second instalment of fixed costs of $75, Sales Tax (10% due to JA if your team made over $500 in profit), Final student attendance list, and the Yearbook form.

Thursday April 14 - Advisor Recognition Video and Advisor Award Applications Due

Advisor recognition and award applications (filled out by students) are due.