To recognize an outstanding Company Program member (executive or non-executive) who has demonstrated exceptional personal growth as a result of their participation in the program. This Achiever has shown dedication to the program and company, respect for team members, and continuing enthusiasm for their position. This award is an opportunity for Achievers to tell their story so we can celebrate their personal journey and achievements. Submissions can include how the Achiever has faced adversity and persevered to overcome an individual challenge and make a meaningful impact on their CP team. 

Minimum Criteria to Apply
  • Has been nominated by their advising team. The advising team for each company can nominate one member of their team for this award.
  • Achiever can be a first year or returning student to the program.
  • Minimum 80% attendance.

How to Apply
  • Record a video (maximum 2 minutes) which explains how taking part in the Company Program has had a positive impact on your life (see below for “Video Tips”).

  • You will be asked to create an account and will be able to save your application as you go. You will not be required to complete any additional application questions other than the video.

  • 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.

Video Tips

  • Your video should be no longer than 2 minutes in length and be in mp4 format.

  • We are not looking for a professionally shot video – however, it is very important that the audio be heard clearly for judges to understand your message.

  • A video can be filmed on any device – smart phone, laptop, webcam, etc.

  • Do not include footage of anyone who hasn’t given consent to appear in the film or use copyrighted music/images. Unless you tell us otherwise, we have a right to use this video on our digital channels and in our digital marketing campaigns.

What should you include in the video?

We want to know about the impact Company Program has had on you and the skills you have

developed as a result of taking part.

  • Tell us a bit about yourself – your name, age, where you’re from and your company

  • What has your experience in JA Company Program been like and how has the program benefitted you

  • What skills have you gained?

  • What obstacles/challenges have you overcome?

  • Why do you think you should win the JA Journey Award?

  • We want to see YOU in the video speaking so please make sure that you're on camera in the video (not just an animation or graphic).

  • You may wish to include graphics and/or other footage to support the application (such as footage of your company in action).

Application Tip

  • Make sure you start working on your video in advance of the deadline to account for editing, reviewing, and any unforeseen circumstances. Try not to complete this last minute!
  • 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 and upload your video here:
What happens after you have submitted your application?
  • Applications will be reviewed by external judges.
  • Nominees are not required to attend Student Interview Night.
Selection Process
  • The award winner will be selected solely on the basis of their video submission.
  • The award winner will be announced at our virtual ventureON celebration on Wednesday, May 11th, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
  • $1000 Post-Secondary Scholarship provided by Z Zurich Foundation, Certificate of Excellence, Networking Opportunity with a Zurich executive
  • Scholarship winners will be required to provide proof of post-secondary enrolment in order to receive the scholarship funds (i.e. invoice for tuition). If the student defers enrolment, JA Central Ontario will hold the funds in trust until the student is able to provide proof of enrolment. 
If you have any questions, please reach out to the CP Team at