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Financial Literacy Boosts “Out of FOCUS”

The inauguration of the FOCUS students’ T-shirt printing project at Lindsay Place High School (LPHS) received a boost from an in-house brainstorming session with Brian Smith of the Canadian Federation for Economic Education (CFEE) which runs the financial literacy program: “Talk With Our Kids About Money.”

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Making a “Caisse” for Entrepreneurship

There’s nothing like being entrusted with other people’s money to know real-world responsibility first hand. At Chateauguay Valley Regional High School, a dozen Cycle Two students are gaining exactly that experience. In partnership with Desjardins’ Caisse du Haut-St-Laurent, they are operating an in-school student “caisse.”

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Financial Literacy Month Tools For “Talk With Our Kids About Money”

Did you know that since 2011 Canada has had a Financial Literacy Month and that it is November? In the mid-1990s, the government set in motion an extensive review and public consultations that resulted in a series of reforms to the financial sector and the creation of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC).

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Talking with Kids about Money

A national survey of young Canadians aged 17 to 20 commissioned by the B.C. Securities Commission in 2011 revealed that half of respondents were already carrying debt. That is just one statistic underlying the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education’s decision to launch an annual “Talk with Our Kids About Money Day.”

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Get Ready for the First Annual “Talk with Our Kids about Money Day”

April 17, 2013 The Canadian Foundation for Economic Education believes any time is a good time to talk to kids about money. But to get the discussion started, it is designating the third Wednesday in April as “Talk to Our Kids about Money Day.” Its new Web site, http://talkwithourkidsaboutmoney.com, has many ready-to-use resources to support […]

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