The JA Alberta Business Hall of Fame

In 1975, Junior Achievement of the United States launched The Business Hall of Fame concept to honour those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to free enterprise and society. Junior Achievement of Canada quickly followed suit in 1979 by establishing the Canadian Business Hall of Fame and encouraging JA charters across the country to recognize leaders in their regions. Today, there are 2 national and no less than 75 regional JA Business Hall of Fame events from coast to coast across North America.

In 1980, the JA Alberta Business Hall of Fame was unveiled to identify and chronicle the lives of great Alberta men and women whose business leadership and community stewardship shaped the ways people live, work, and interact.

With 86 Alberta men and women having the mark of distinction of being named as a laureate, the JA Alberta Business Hall of Fame stands alone as Alberta’s highest business leadership honour.

JA created this signature event to help better understand and learn from the great Alberta leadership legacies that have been developed and nurtured over time. Capturing and illuminating the lessons of the past will undoubtedly assist us in better preparing leaders for tomorrow.

For more information on the Alberta Business Hall of Fame, Sponsorship Opportunities, or Ticket Sales, please contact Deb Lucas, Senior Development Officer, at dlucas@janorthalberta.org or 780-428-1421 ext 223.

Junior Achievement sparks student success

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. We are spread over 122 countries around the world and reach 9.7 million students per year.

  • Junior Achievement (JA) empowers young people to own their economic success – Our volunteer-delivered, grade 3-12 programs foster work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire kids to dream big and reach their potential.
  • Junior Achievement Enhances Communities – Through an innovative partnership between the business community, educators and volunteers, these JA Areas help young people connect with relevant learning and the importance of staying in school. JA inspires students to develop competitive skills and confidence. Their success bolsters the local workforce and contributes to economic growth.



JA Northern Alberta & NWT is honoured to once again be a part of Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink!

As part of the Shaw Charity Classic, Birdies for Kids is a fundraising program designed to help local charities maximize donations through access to matching funds. The most exciting part is that every dollar raised by JA at the Alberta Business Hall of Fame is eligible to be matched up to 50%!