Unlike other awards, this award is not focused on the direct results achieved by the company in terms of sales or specific department accomplishments, but rather recognizes positive impact and growth on team members and the community

Minimum Criteria to Apply
  • The company's business plan must have been previously submitted
  • The company's final shareholders' report must be submitted by the deadline (April 8, 2022)
  • Fixed Costs ($150) and JA Taxes (if applicable) must be paid
  • Minimum 80% average attendance rate for the team
  • Companies short-listed as finalists will have their financials audited and any discrepancies may affect team standings
  • Teams do not require a nomination from an advisor to apply but the application will require an advisor to endorse the submission for accuracy

How to Apply
  • You will be asked to create an account and will be able to save your application as you go.

  • You will be asked to include the name and email of an advisor to endorse your application. They will be sent a copy of your submission automatically by email and a request for endorsement.

  • Advisors are not required to provide any additional references beyond the endorsement.

  • Applications must be submitted through the link above. No email applications will be accepted.

Application Tip
  • Make sure you start writing your application in advance of the deadline to account for editing, reviewing, and any unforeseen circumstances. Try not to submit your answers last minute!
  • You can save your application online and return to it. It does not have to be completed all at once. 
  • If you plan on working offline, take note of the word limits to ensure that you don't run into any issues when copy and pasting your answers.
  • Check in with your advisors to determine who you should include in your application for the endorsement.
Application Deadline 
Friday, April 1st, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. 
Complete the application form online here:
What happens after you have submitted your application?
  • Applications will be reviewed by external preliminary judges.
  • Short-listed candidates will be determined to move on to Student Interview Night. 
Student Interview Night
  • Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by a panel of judges selected by JA Central Ontario.
  • Interviews will be held virtually on Tuesday, April 26th between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. 
  • Specific instructions will be sent to all finalists.
  • To be eligible for an award, students MUST attend Interview Night.
Selection Process
  • The award winner will be selected on the basis of their combined written responses and interview
  • The award winner will be announced at our virtual ventureON celebration on Wednesday, May 11th, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Preliminary Judging Rubric
Your written application will be reviewed based on the following:
  • Company Overview
    • ​Vision/Mission plays a role in the operation of the business. (10 pts)
  • Question Responses
    • ​Team identifies obstacles/challenges they faced and how they worked collaboratively to overcome these obstacles/challenges. Team reflects on these obstacles/challenges and articulates how they have grown individually and as a team. (10 pts)
    • The impact of the team’s CSR strategy is clearly defined and benefits the community. The team is able to reflect and articulate how their CSR strategy can remain impactful over time if the business continued beyond Company Program. (10 pts)
    • The team is able to clearly align their CSR strategy to their company values and how it benefits their overall success as a business. (10 pts)
If you have any questions, please reach out to the CP Team at