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CPA Ontario High School Ambassador Program (free to join)

Join the High Schoolcpa-o Ambassador Program to learn more about the Chartered Professional Accountant designation, career opportunities, and helpful education and recruitment tips for your career journey. Remember to access exclusive networking events and contests like No LimitsCOIN, CPA Showcase, CPA Insta Challenge, and Write to Ignite.



Junior Achievement:

The Junior Achievement “The Company” program starts the week of November 3rd  and runs for 18 weeks, meeting once per week. This is an excellent opportunity to work with industry mentors to help you launch and run your own business.This is an extra-curricular offered outside of the school community and is offered at various sites in Halton and Mississauga. You must self register at the JA website if you are interested. There is no cost to register. Go to the following site to get more details and to register: . This link explains how the program runs week-by-week:



The fundamentDSC_0002 (1)al purpose of the Business Studies program at Jean Vanier is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to achieve success in secondary school, the workplace, postsecondary education or training, and daily life.

Business activity affects the daily lives of all Canadians as we work, spend, save, invest, travel, and play. It influences jobs, incomes, and opportunities for personal enterprise.  Eventually, all students will encounter the world of business in their work and personal lives and they must be prepared to engage in business activity with confidence and competence.

The Business Studies program will build a strong foundation for those who wish to move on to further study and training in specialized areas such as management, international business, marketing, accounting, information and communication technology, or entrepreneurship. It will also provide practical skills for those who wish to move directly into the workplace.

DSC_0001 (2)Students are motivated and learn best when they understand the relevance of what they are studying. The Business Studies program provides rich opportunities for relevant, real-world learning experiences.

The Business Studies curriculum in Grades 9 to 12 offers a range of courses, all built on the belief that effective learning in all subjects of the discipline depends on the development of knowledge and skills in five critical areas:

  • business skills
  • communication in a business environment
  • digital literacy
  • financial literacy
  • ethical, moral, and legal considerations in business.



Course Offerings

Grade 9:

BTT – Information and Communication Technology in Business

Grade 10:

BBI – Introduction to Business

Grade 11:

BDI – EntrepreneurshipDSC_0026

BMI – Marketing: Goods, Services and Events

BAF – Financial Accounting Fundamentals

Grade 12:

BTA – Financial Accounting Principles

BBB – International Business Fundamentals

BOH – Business Leadership – Management Fundamentals

CIA – Economics

For detailed course descriptions and prerequisites please visit the Student Services tab of this website.


Teacher List

  • Ms. S. Sabo-Mann, Department Head
  • Mr. R. Lopez
  • Mrs. S. Tracey
  • Mr. A. Page