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

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

December 12, 2017

To see the rankings, log out of your account (top right hand) and go to the home page and click RANKINGS. You must be logged out to see the rankings now.

December 11, 2017

And the winner is.... Owen-Chloe from Edison in Okotoks, AB. One of the best purchases was DCIX- a stock that soared for one day. Their portfolio is worth $181,801. WOW that is impressive. The other provincial winners are: BC - Blue from Handsworth, North Vancouver ON - Ballislife from Craig Kielburger, Milton NS - Step Dads from Prince Andrew, Dartmouth Congratulations to all the teams and THANK YOU to all the teachers and classroom volunteers!

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