CFEE Survey shows students want to learn about money from parents, teachers, and financial advisors.
TORONTO, ON – (November 16, 2016) – The Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE) and Scotiabank announced today that they are partnering to build on the incredible success of the “Talk With Our Kids About Money Day” (TWOKAM) program.
Nearly 5,000 schools and over 500,000 youth across Canada participated in the program last year, which also supports parents and guardians in talking with their kids about money.
The TWOKAM Program runs all year long, but the big day of celebration is April 19 in 2017. TWOKAM is now available in all provinces in Canada and will expand next year into the territories.
Talking about money is the first step to improving financial capability – and enabling young Canadians to undertake their financial decisions and actions with confidence and competence. CFEE has built a comprehensive website – www.talkwithourkidsaboutmoney.com – that provides parents, guardians and teachers with the resources they need to talk about financial literacy with kids.
To ensure the TWOKAM program is on the right track, CFEE recently surveyed over 6,000 youth from across Canada asking them what they wanted to learn about money and how they wanted to learn – and from whom. The survey shows that young Canadians are very interested in learning about money and TWOKAM provides resources that address all of their top issues.
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