Awards & Recognition

JUMP Math is a registered charity that operates as a social enterprise. JUMP Math derives a major portion of its income from sales of print and digital program resources, and teacher professional development. Its programs are primarily sold to school districts, schools, and teachers. Income earned from sales is re-invested into the organization to further the mission. JUMP Math is recognized as a leading social enterprise and its founder as an acclaimed social entrepreneur.

Egerton Ryerson Award for Dedication to Public Education

John Mighton received People for Education’s Egerton Ryerson Award in November 2016.  The award is given once annually to honour Canadians who have been outspoken in their advocacy for strong public education. Other recipients have included former Prime Minister Paul Martin, former Ontario Premier Bill Davis, Roberta Jamieson, Executive Director of Indspire, Justice Murray Sinclair, and Sheldon Levy, Ontario’s current Deputy Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development and former President of Ryerson University.

2016 WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education) Awards

JUMP Math is one of the six winners of the 2016 WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education) Awards, an initiative of the Qatar Foundation. This is the second win for a Canadian organization since the founding of the awards in 2009. The WISE Award recognizes JUMP Math for its work in helping students learn and love math across Canada, Spain, Bulgaria, and in the USA—where its new U.S. Common Core Edition offers CCSS-aligned lessons for grades K–8. Read more about this 2016 WISE Award here.

Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year

John Mighton, JUMP Math’s founder, has been named as one of Schwab Foundation’s Social Entrepreneurs of the Year 2015!  The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship was founded by Professor Klaus and Hilde Schwab to promote entrepreneurial solutions and social commitment with a clear impact at the grassroots level.  Professor Schwab had previously created the World Economic Forum and built it into the foremost global community of world leaders in business, government, academia and civil society committed to improving the state of the world.  The World Economic Forum and the Schwab Foundation work in close partnership to provide social entrepreneurs with a platform to showcase their important role in today’s society.


National Award for JUMP Math

JUMP Math was presented with the Social EnterPrize Gold Winner Award by Trico Foundation at the Social Enterprise World Forum in Calgary, Alberta. The Social EnterPrize awards were created to recognize and celebrate leadership and excellence in social entrepreneurship across Canada.  Watch the video here. In 2015, Daniel Samosh and Dr. Tina Dacin, Queen’s School of Business, Centre for Social Impact documented JUMP Math's evolution as a charitable, social enterprise. Read the JUMP Math Social EnterPrize Case Study 2015 here.


Ashoka Fellow, John Mighton

Founder, John Mighton, is an Ashoka Fellow.  Ashoka Fellows are leading social entrepreneurs that have innovative solutions to social problems and the potential to change patterns across society. Ashoka is a global organization that identifies and invests in leading social entrepreneurs.  It is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, with nearly 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries putting their system changing ideas into practice on a global scale.


J.W. McConnell Family Foundation Support

The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation cites John Mighton as a successful social entrepreneur who it has, and continues to, support.  The Foundation engages Canadians in building a more innovative, inclusive, sustainable, and resilient society.


LIFT Philanthropy Partners Support

LIFT Philanthropy Partners is is helping to build JUMP Math’s capacity to expand its program delivery throughout Canada. LIFT’s venture philanthropy investment will help JUMP Math prepare for and manage its projected growth, and position the organization for long-term success.


MaRS Support

JUMP Math is supported by MaRS.  Read a case study about JUMP Math and an overview.  MaRS provides resources — people, programs, physical facilities, funding and networks — to ensure that critical innovation happens. MaRS stimulates, identifies and harnesses great ideas, nurtures their development and guides the transformation of those ideas into reality.


Ernst & Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year

John Mighton was named Social Entrepreneur of the Year for Canada in November 2014, a unique special citation awarded to an entrepreneur whose achievements have driven large-scale social change and improved people’s lives. For over 20 years, Ernst & Young have celebrated entrepreneurial leaders.


TEDx Presentation

John Mighton, founder of JUMP Math, spoke at TEDxCERN on September 24. The theme for 2014 was "Forward: Charting the Future with Science", featuring talks that build a bold, new vision of how science can address some of the most pressing issues of our times. Watch the video here.


SVX Approved Issuer

JUMP Math is an approved issuer on Social Venture Connexion (SVX). SVX  connects social ventures, impact funds and impact investors.



Fundación Telefónica Names JUMP Math in Top Three STEM Innovations Worldwide

JUMP Math is one of the top three innovations, selected from 100 innovations from around the world that address the massive need for more STEM-proficient students. The selection was made by an Education Challenge Panel of experts, funded by Fundación Telefónica.


Government of Ontario Recognition

Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister for Economic Development, Trade and Employment, Government of Ontario, cites JUMP Math as a social venture that can deliver programs and get results in, "Filling the Gap in Ontario: Social Enterprises Emerge as Critical Partners for Government".

JUMP Math is featured by Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Trade & Employment: Watch the video here (JUMP at 0:14, 2:24 and 4:28 minutes). 

Helen Burstyn, Special Advisor, Social Enterprise, Government of Ontario, writing about social enterprises in the UK's Guardian newspaper, cited JUMP Math as, "One of the leading lights in Ontario".


Who Cares? The Movie

WHO CARES is more than a Film, it’s a MOVEMENT! A movement to inspire people to be changemakers. The movie WHO CARES? inspires people to act to create social enterprises, and to understand their own power to transform the world around them. It features over 15 internationally renowned social entrepreneurs including JUMP Math's founder, John Mighton.

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Social Innovation Generation (SiG) Profiles JUMP Math

SiG states, "With strong research to back up their products, JUMP believes they are in a strong position to appeal to philanthropists and organizations particularly interested in education innovation".


abc* Continuity Forum Finalist

JUMP's founder, John Mighton, is one of 23 social entrepreneurs selected to present at the Continuity Forum, the preeminent annual event for leaders thinking about and implementing investment philanthropy in the Americas, in Miami in November 2014. The abc* Foundation is a think-do tank that identifies and supports high-impact initiatives and leaders in the Americas striving to promote peace, sustainability and prosperity. 


Ernest C. Manning Innovation Award Finalist

JUMP's founder, John Mighton, was a finalist in 2013 and 2012 in the Ernest C. Manning Innovation Awards that are made to Canadians who have demonstrated recent innovative talent in developing and successfully marketing a new concept, process or procedure.