The Jaycees

An organization of young professionals who take responsibility to create positive change.

The Jaycees.

We inspire and empower young people between the ages of 18 and 40 to recognize their responsibility to create positive change in our local community. 

The St. Catharines Jaycees are a professional development organization with global roots. We are committed to individual training and personal development, and positive change around the world. 

We believe in taking responsibility for your learning, development, and contribution to our community. 

Our core belief is “local action for global impact.” 

things we do best

Real Impact

Mobilize resources, rally support, and implement the project plan.


We help you implement new projects, ideas, and passions.


Unite with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.


Create and maintain partnerships to build a social and business network.

Years Active
Active 2019 Members
2019 Projects
Professionals Created


JCI has played an essential role in my life and career. JCI taught me the core components of giving back to my community through actively implementing sound business projects. My time on the Board of Directors gave me an essential foundation for the national boards I've been involved with as well as an understanding of the parliamentary process within my work. I can truly say that the Jaycees helped me in all areas of my life. I strongly encourage other young professionals to become actively engaged - you will get out of it what you put into it.
Cara Krezek
Director, Co-Op, Career, and Experiential Education
Brock University
I was a Jaycee for twelve years and it had an impact on every part of my life. I met some of my closest friends, my business partner, and learned business fundamentals that I still rely on to this day. No other organization has impacted my life the way the Jaycees have, and for that I am forever grateful.
Jeff Chesebrough
Innovate Niagara
Being a Jaycee means an opportunity to give back to the community that supported me in becoming a father, a husband, a professional, and an active citizen.
Jesse Barrazza
Manager, International Learning Programs
Brock University
As President for 2019, the Jaycees have taught me many things so far and for that I am very thankful. What I love most is that the organization provides you with an opportunity to learn from real experiences; for example, proposing a project and a budget, understanding board and parliamentary processes, running large-scale events, and collaborating with diverse companies, organizations, and community members. Being a part of the Jaycees is about taking personal responsibility for your own work, development, and contribution to society.
Dana Monterosso
Recruitment Officer, Market Development
Brock University
As someone who participates on many boards with various organizations, what makes the Jaycees special is that it's designed for young professionals to learn sound business skills and practices. If you're a Jaycee, you have the flexibility to implement a new project that you're passionate about. These are amazing opportunities for young professionals.
Jessica Fraser
Commercial Account Manager
Beatties Basics
I love the Jaycees because we're an awesome organization for young professionals; we're about learning, development, and fun. There are always opportunities to network, attend socials, and participate in training sessions beyond regular member meetings and project meetings!
Tori Kuchar
Student Information Advisor
Brock University


Sustainable, needs-based initiatives that create measurable results in our community.

Supporting Community Care and
Victim Services Niagara. Click the project name to view the event!

April 2020

Mayor's Grape Stomp

Featuring dignitaries from across Niagara.

september 2020

Beefsteak Night

Join us for great food and good company.

october 2020

Jaycee Golf Social

In support of the Jaycees.

Summer 2020

Playing Santa

Partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

December 2020


In support of Community Care.

december 2020


What's Next?

We’re working on upcoming events! Click below to see what we’re up to.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Jaycee Gardens Park, St. Catharines

Event runs rain or shine. 930 am to 12 pm. 

Community Care &
Victim Services Niagara

Suggested donation of a toonie and/or a non-perishable food item per child attending. 

This year is special as it marks the 100th anniversary of Community Care. Congratulations!


Egg-citing Hunt Times

1-3 years old @ 10 am | 4-6 years old @ 1030 am. 

7-8 years old @ 11 am | 9-10 years old @ 1130 am. 

Thank you sponsors!

This event would not be possible without support from our local community.

See you there!

Become a Jaycee.

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