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 Student-Led Do you want to participate in ISP but your class is not registered? You can now join ISP Student-Led at JA Digital Campus! You will receive your login and password for to compete in the Canada-wide competition after completing lessons 1-4 found on the Digital Campus. Register today at
  • 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

February 28, 2021

And the winner is.... Questrade Team: OLG from Brebeuf College, North York, Ontario! They knew when to buy and sell a few good stocks but the best was Nasdaq: ATOS. WOW that is impressive. The other provincial winners are: AB: $ n $ Financial from West Island College, Calgary, BC: TeamPink from Correlieu, Quesnel, and NS: Baby King from Park West, Halifax. Congratulations to all the teams and THANK YOU to all the teachers and classroom volunteers!

February 28, 2021

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