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Teacher’s Guide

Introduction

The Canadian Foundation for Economic Education extends its appreciation to the many school board officials, principals, and teachers who have helped to launch the “Talk With Our Kids About Money Day” in schools in Canada. Financial education and financial literacy have become important components of a student’s basic education—to help prepare for their future financial roles and responsibilities. The Talk With Our Kids About Money Day program can help to bring attention to the importance of talking with our kids about money and working to ensure that they will be able to undertake their future financial decisions with confidence and competence.

CFEE has been working since 1974 to improve economic, financial, and enterprising capability. We are very pleased to see the progress that has been achieved in recent years and the increase in efforts to help our youth to prepare for a successful financial future.

CFEE is also grateful to the educators who have assisted in developing the support resources— those that are being provided on the website—www.talkwithourkidsaboutmoney.com—and in companion resources such as the Teacher’s Guide.

Our goal is for this program to get the conversations started with our kids about money—get them interested, encourage them to ask questions, and to help them learn. We are hopeful that the Day will provoke and support discussions and activities both in schools and in homes across the country. We encourage teachers, as they are able, to try and engage families in their school activities so that learning opportunity in the home can complement those that take place in school.

We very much encourage those who participate in the program to create their own ideas, lessons, and activities—and, to use The Talk With Our Kids About Money Day’s website to share them with us so that we can share them with others. But, to get things started, we have developed this Guide for you. Combined with the support information and resources on the website, we hope your participation will be easy, fun, engaging, and valuable—for you and your students.

If you have any questions, or if we can help in any way, please do not hesitate to contact us. We hope you and your students enjoy The Day!

Gary Rabbior
President
Canadian Foundation for Economic Education

Contact:
Email: mail@cfee.org
Phone: (416) 968-2236 or Toll Free: (888) 570-7610