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Resources and activities for teaching financial education and personal finances to elementary and secondary schools and college students.

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Secondary School Education Program
Complementary teaching activities to the Program

Youth Zone
Short articles in support of personal finance learning

Videos
Videos to support you in teaching the Secondary School Financial Education Program

Educational activities for all levels
Resources for primary, secondary and college teachers

Contests
Participate in various contests of the AMF or its partners

Calculators
Calculators to demonstrate financial concepts


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Secondary school Financial Education Program

 

The AMF and its partners offer a full set of teaching activities to build on the program competency Takes a position on a financial issue of the secondary school Financial Education Program This link will open in a new window.

The activities offer a variety of teaching-learning situations adapted to the reality of young people and aimed at developing this skill and its components: Identifying the situation, Examining the options, Considering the legal aspects and Relativizing its position.

In addition, three videos provide an in-class introduction to financial concepts.

Find out how these activities This link will open in a new window (French only) fit in the secondary school Financial Education Program.

 

 

Learning activities

Credit Cards: How much do they cost?

Students calculate how much interest they will pay depending on how they use their credit card.

Teacher's Guide (pdf - 1 MB)This link will open in a new windowUpdated on 19 January 2018

Student sheet (pdf - 426 KB)This link will open in a new windowUpdated on 19 January 2018

How to Start Investing

Students learn about the advantages of starting to invest early and the different features of investments. As an option, students learn to distinguish between the main types of investments.

Teacher's Guide (pdf - 2 MB)This link will open in a new windowUpdated on 23 November 2016

Student sheet (pdf - 2 MB)This link will open in a new windowUpdated on 23 November 2016

When to start saving

Students learn good saving habits. Using a calculator, students determine how much money they would have to set aside each year for 34 years to become a millionaire.

Teacher's Guide (pdf - 2 MB)This link will open in a new windowUpdated on 27 May 2016

Student sheet (pdf - 893 KB)This link will open in a new windowUpdated on 31 May 2016

Borrowing: Choosing the right type of credit

Students choose what type of credit is the most appropriate for a given situation.

Teacher's Guide (pdf - 2 MB)This link will open in a new windowUpdated on 26 May 2016

Student sheet (pdf - 1 MB)This link will open in a new windowUpdated on 31 May 2016

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Videos


Calculators

To demonstrate financial concepts

Why make a budget? What's compound interest? How much interest do credit card companies charge?
The calculators will help you illustrate several financial concepts:


Educational activities for all levels

In addition to pedagogical tools, the AMF provides links that you may find useful when preparing your classes or classroom activities. If there’s a link you would like to see added, let us know!

Elementary

Dollar $ense! This link will open in a new window (GRICS)
Learning activities to help students build the foundations for financial literacy.

Finance P.G.L. This link will open in a new window (Fondation P.G.L.) (French only)
On-line activities on three themes: employment, water, and education for a better world.

Charly & Max Get Involved! This link will open in a new window (Desjardins)
Interactive game to help children ages 6 to 11 manage their first dollars.

Teacher Zone This link will open in a new window (Office de la protection du consommateur)
Teaching activities for classroom discussions about credit, advertising, consumer rights and remedies, responsible consumer behavior and financial education.

Treasure Academy This link will open in a new window
Turnkey personal finance education program. Offered as classroom or extracurricular activities.

Chartered Professional Accountants Canada This link will open in a new window
Canadian School Workshops Program.

Secondary

Treasure Academy This link will open in a new window
Turnkey personal finance education program. Offered as classroom or extracurricular activities.

Bourstad This link will open in a new window (Cirano)
Opportunity to learn about the stock market through an on-line simulation.

Money Fair This link will open in a new window (Canadian Foundation for Economic Education)
Teacher’s guide for organizing a money fair at school.

Finance P.G.L. This link will open in a new window (Fondation P.G.L.) (French only)
On-line activities on three themes: employment, water, and education for a better world.

Personal Finance: I’m in Charge This link will open in a new window (Desjardins)
A skills-development program with 16 tailored modules offered for free by local community organizations.

Your Money This link will open in a new window (Canadian Bankers Association)
Free 50-minute in-class seminar on key financial concepts given by a banker.

Money and Youth This link will open in a new window(Canadian Foundation for Economic Education)
Guide to help kids understand money and financial matters.

Teacher Zone This link will open in a new window (Office de la protection du consommateur)
Teaching activities for classroom discussions about credit, advertising, consumer rights and remedies, responsible consumer behavior and financial education.

Ready, Set, Invest! This link will open in a new window (Éducaloi)
Classroom workshop given by a legal professional.

Chartered Professional Accountants Canada This link will open in a new window
Canadian School Workshops Program.

FinÉcolab This link will open in a new window (Cirano)
Interactive educational activities to help students understand a large number of economic concepts.

Financial education – LEARN Québec This link will open in a new window
Teacher strategies and tools that fit the new Quebec program’s various "Financial Issues" and "Concepts".

College

Treasure Academy This link will open in a new window
Turnkey personal finance education program. Offered as classroom or extracurricular activities.

Bourstad This link will open in a new window (Cirano)
Opportunity to learn about the stock market through an on-line simulation.

Personal Finance: I’m in Charge This link will open in a new window (Desjardins)
A skills-development program with 16 tailored modules offered for free by local community organizations.

FinÉcolab This link will open in a new window (Cirano)
Interactive educational activities to help students understand a large number of economic concepts.


Youth Zone

The Tes affaires Youth Zone contains personal finance-related articles covering a broad range of topics relevant to young people.
Feel free to share them with your students or use them in class!

Can you afford a car?

Owning a car is expensive. Apart from the cost of buying it, you need to be able to keep it running! Those expenses can add up.

Read more if you want more information about owning a car and expenses.

How to access your credit report

Your credit report provides a snapshot of your financial habits. A poor credit report could be a major stumbling block when you apply for any kind of loan, a line of credit or a credit card.

Read more if you want more information about how to access your credit report.

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