Financial Literacy in the Classroom

Financial Literacy in the Classroom

SAF, with the support of Genworth Canada, is partnering with high school teachers to offer  students the opportunity to build confidence and competence in making financial decisions as they prepare for a healthy financial future.  We offer supports and resources that can be used inside or outside the classroom to enhance students’ knowledge of important financial topics in the areas of banking, investments, credit, income management and budgeting, economics, accounting, home ownership, post-secondary education financing and ethics and fraud awareness. 

Students and teachers looking for a challenge can use our resources to prepare for the Financial Literacy Competition (FLC), a comprehensive and challenging competition experience that takes place twice per year in May and December.  See further details below.

Competition Date: May (date will be released in February) and December (date will be released in September)

Delivery: In class, online using the Mobius platform by Maplesoft

Eligibility: Open to ALL grade 9, 10 and 11 students (current or previous enrollment in a business course is highly recommended).  NOTE: students cannot register directly for the competition.  All registrations must be done with the support of a teacher.

Reward and recognition: Each participating school will receive a ranked listing of their individual student participants and an overall school ranking. Schools must have a minimum of 10 participants to be eligible for a school ranking.  All participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement.  The top scoring students will be recognized with awards and prizes and will be invited to participate in an experiential learning opportunity at which time the awards and prizes will be presented.  Students are eligible for awards and prizes on their first attempt of the FLC only.

Review the complete description of contest rules, terms and conditions.

Interested in finding out more?  Visit http://uwsaf.mapleserver.com/uwsaf/ to start exploring our resources. 

Questions about Financial Literacy in the Classroom and the Financial Literacy Competition can be directed to saf-flc@uwaterloo.ca.