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, ethics and fraud awareness and post-secondary education financing. 

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 school year in December and May.  See further details below.

Competition Dates: December 4, 2019 and May 13, 2020 (The May 2020 competition has been cancelled due to COVID-19.  Our next competition will take place in December 2020.)

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

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

Awards 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 eligible participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement and the top scoring students will be recognized with awards and prizes (a minimum number of questions must be attempted to be eligible for awards and recognition, including certificates). Students are eligible for awards and recognition on their first attempt at the FLC only.

Please review the complete description of contest rules, terms and conditions.

Visit https://uwsaf.mobius.cloud to start exploring our resources.

Questions about Financial Literacy in the Classroom and the Financial Literacy Competition? Email saf-flc@uwaterloo.ca.