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Teachers & Youth

Understanding the basics of personal finances is essential for young people who are starting to make career choices, entering the work force, and saving for their post-secondary education. The skills they learn will last a lifetime. Below are some suggested resources for teachers working in the financial literacy space, and for students looking to build their financial life skills.

The City/La Zone

In 2008, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) and the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) adapted the BCSC’s Planning 10: The City resource into a national online resource called The City/La Zone. This fun online resource is available to all young Canadians and their teachers in both official languages.

This resource helps young people acquire the knowledge, skills, and confidence they’ll need to begin planning for their post-secondary education or career, and navigate through the financial realities of adulthood.

More Youth Financial Literacy Resources

ABC Life Literacy Canada
Resources for all ages from this non-profit organization that works to increase the literacy of all Canadians.

Cranial Cash Clash
The Investor Education Fund’s online financial assessment tool that allows you to test your financial knowledge against others from across the globe.

Make It Count
Activities and information to help parents and teachers incorporate money management lessons into daily routines.

Financial literacy website from the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), the regulator for Québec’s financial industry.

Your Money
The basics on managing your money, from the Canadian Bankers Association.