Investment Strategies Program

Southern Alberta [change]

The Investment Strategies Program (ISP) is a learning opportunity for Grade 8-12 students to explore the ways in which people save and invest for their future. The program includes interactive lessons and culminates in an online stock market simulation, called Invest JA, where students manage their own simulated stock portfolio. The simulation is linked to live data from North American stock markets and is an engaging opportunity for students to apply the investing principles taught in the program.

The Investment Strategies Program is one of a series of programs offered by Junior Achievement of Canada. Click here to view all JA programs in Canada

Depending on the province, ISP is available to Canadian classrooms in one of two delivery methods:

  • ISP Connect where a trained Volunteer from the community facilitates the program in the classroom. The volunteer also provides guidance to the students as they participate in the Invest JA stock market simulation.
  • ISP Virtual where the teacher facilitates the program and is supported via a series of online videos of ISP volunteers. The videos support the teacher as the class works through the lessons and activities. This approach also includes the resources needed for the class to participate in the Invest JA stock market simulation. Watch the introduction video

ISP Message Board

April 3, 2020

TEACHERS - All videos and PPT are now posted so your students can access as well. Students and Teachers login, click on HOME and then you will see RESOURCES as the last tab on the green menu bar.

April 1, 2020

TEACHERS! We are so excited to have you participate this semester!! There is NO restriction to the number of student accounts so if you need students participating on their own, please let me know how many accounts you need at

March 10, 2020

B.C Students Only: By participating in JA ISP, you could win a Tablet! For more info, click here!

March 4, 2020

We have extended the time for the trial simulation! This starts Monday April 6 to Friday April 24. Then accounts will be wiped clean and the simulation starts Monday April 27. GOOD LUCK!

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