Financial Literacy Resources for Children and Youth
Canadian Bankers Association – Your Money
Your Money is the financial literacy program of the Canadian Bankers Association. Teachers can register online for an in-class seminar presented by a banker volunteer from their community. Parents can access resources to help teach their children financial literacy at home. Resources for children include some interactive games.
Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE)
The CFEE is a national non-profit producing resources, workshops and strategic planning/advisory services to promote and assist the enhanced economic capability of Canadians through a variety of programs. Offers online tools/calculators. www.cfee.org
Money and Youth: A Guide to Financial Literacy
Designed for teachers, parents, and youth to complement the Money and Youth book which is downloadable from the site. www.moneyandyouth.cfee.org/en/
Canadian Securities Administrators - Make it Count
The Parent’s Resource for Youth Money Management is a downloadable mentoring guide for parents with activities and tips.
The Instructor's Resource for Youth Money Management is designed for those working with youth and includes lesson plans and activities.
Edmonton Financial Literacy Society (EFLS)
EFLS provides financial literacy courses in partnership with other organizations – looking into the emotions that drive spending. Downloadable resources include tools to track spending and financial literacy research papers.
Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC)
An independent body working to protect and inform consumers of financial products and services. The FCAC was established in 2001 by the federal government for oversight of consumer issues and for consumer education in the financial sector. The FCAC website offers downloadable learning modules for facilitating workshops, information – including fact sheets,, consumer alerts, research, glossary and newsletters – and tools and calculators. www.fcac-acfc.gc.ca/eng/pages/home-accueil.aspx
The City: A financial life skills resource
A learning program developed by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) in partnership with the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) to teach financial skills to young people. Topics include budgeting, savings, credit and debt, insurance, identity theft and investing. It also teaches young people how to write a financial plan.
- Interactive format to teach financial life skills in schools or in community settings.
- Teachers can choose between in-class modules to achieve learning outcomes prescribed by their province/territory or online modules that students can do independently.
- Parent's guide: Offers tips for parents, activities, links to other sites and background information
- The in-class resource contains a wide range of resources to teach financial life skills, including lesson plans, overheads, student handouts and financial documents.
- Teachers can set up classes electronically so their students can email their completed online work.
Healthy Aboriginal Network - Know Money?
The Know Money? initiative features a youth-friendly financial literacy comic book.
Investor Education Fund (IEF)
The IEF develops and promotes independent financial information, programs and tools to help consumers make better financial and investing decisions. It was established as a non-profit organization by the Ontario Securities Commission and is funded by settlements and fines from OSC enforcement proceedings. Offers learning modules and online tools/calculators. www.getsmarteraboutmoney.ca
Inspire Financial Learning
A site for teachers with learning tools, including quizzes, calculators and other resources. They also provide lesson plans by grade (4-14) and by subject – to incorporate aspects of financial literacy into any subject at school.
Get Smarter with Funny Money
A site for high school students that has interactive learning tools, quizzes, calculators and links to additional resources.
National Bank of Canada - Clear Facts
An initiative of the National Bank Financial Group, Clear Facts provides families with information on managing money, education savings, and teaching children about savings, including games for children and youth to learn more about personal finance. Offers online tools/calculators.
RBC Royal Bank - iPad App for Kids
Learning Money with Leo provides parents with a practical and fun way to help teach their children (3 to 6 years old) about the concepts and value of money.
Practical Money Skills Canada
A free financial literacy program to help Canadians understand the fundamentals of money management. Created by Visa, the program offers money management resources including calculators, games, and lesson plans tailored for use by Canadian families and educators. Free downloadable guides. Calculators are useful and include “Budgeting for a new Baby”, interactive games for children and Android and iPhone Apps for youth.
TD CanadaTrust – Student Life
Student specific help with planning, financing and using credit. Tools and ideas to manage money through the school year.