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Testimonials

Teachers, students, parents, and community leaders who have participated in TWOKAM are the best advocates for the program. Read what some of them have to say. Click here to send us your testimonial or join us at #TWOKAM #MoneyFair.

I started the conversation about money this morning. All is going well. Great interest. We discussed a lot about spending and choices. Right now they are in groups coming up with their own print ads for a cereal, dog food, or fruit juice. I can’t wait to see what they come up with. Lots of great conversations going on around me!

Jill Rowe, Teacher at St. Paul’s JH (Newfoundland and Labrador)

When I heard that middle schools would have a chance to participate in this day (TWOKAM) and I saw how the day would play out, I couldn’t wait to be part of such a valuable learning opportunity for the youth and an awesome way for students to get involved in their learning about money in a positive, informative and “real” way.

Jill Johnson, Teacher, Nashwaaksis Middle School, Fredericton, New Brunswick

The more you establish saving habits at a young age, you’ll be better off throughout your life. Full Story

Jane Rooney, Canada's Financial Literacy Leader

Anytime you can get the conversation started between parents, students and teachers, it’s a good deal. Full Story

Kevin Sorenson, former Federal Minister of State (Finance)

Collaborative effort to try to help all young people to be able to improve their financial skills. Full Story

Sally Massey-Weibe, Provincial Coordinator (Manitoba)

The Money Fair is a great way to dispel myths and enlighten the topic of Financial Literacy. It has been a positive experience for students and staff, I know from my perspective as an administrator, it is here to stay, and staff are willing to jump on board.

Christopher Mes, Principal, Immaculata High School, Ottawa

The TWOKAM website has been a valuable website for educators in our board. The wealth of resources and ideas have provided rich experiences and conversations that have been invaluable in teaching our students the importance and value of money. As a board, we continue to promote TWOKAM, its website, and the day in April to better prepare our students and their financial futures.

Chad Richard, K-12 Program Consultant for Numeracy, Durham Catholic District School Board

To see the kids respond to this and run with it was just great, and honestly I’ll tell you I learned so much along the way. This is true inquiry learning and the kids learned some really important lifelong lessons through their research and the presentations we had,” said Couture. “The nice part was that it tied in really well to all aspects of the curriculum. Whether it was public speaking, presenting or social studies and learning about things like the fur trade it all fit really well.

Albert Couture, St. Bernard School in Saskatchewan

The TWOKAM program is designed to be a catalyst for more discussions. Full Story

Gary Rabbior, President, Canadian Foundation for Economic Education

We focus on kids exercising, and we talk about good eating and avoiding fast food. Yet, we send kids off into the world and we haven’t talked about their financial health — and it deserves time and focus, too. Full Story

Carolyn Ball, Teacher, Sprucecourt Public School, Toronto