Financial Literacy in the Classroom

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SAF, with the generous support of SagenTM, 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. 

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

Competition Dates: December 8 & 9, 2021 and May 11 & 12, 2022

Delivery: In class, online using the Mobius platform by DigitalEd.  Students are required to compete from school under the supervision of their teacher; however, if due to pandemic restrictions, your students are unable to compete from school, please contact us.  On a case by case basis, we will determine if competing remotely can be permitted. 

Eligibility: Open to ALL grade 9, 10, 11 and 12 students (current or previous enrolment in a business course is recommended but not required).  Grade 9 and 10 students are eligible for the Junior Financial Literacy Competition and Grade 11 and 12 students are elgible for the Senior Financial Literacy Competition.  NOTE: Students cannot register directly for the competition.  All registrations must be done with the support of a teacher.  

Awards and recognition: All eligible participants will receive a levelled Certificate of Achievement and the top scoring students and schools will be awarded prizes.  Students must attempt and respond to all of the questions and schools must have a minimum of 10 eligible participants to be considered for awards and recognition.  Each participating teacher will receive a list of their individual students' level of achievement (if eligible) and awards (where applicable).  Individual student and school scores will NOT be provided.   Rankings will only be provided for honour roll recognition.  Students may participate more than once; however, students are eligible for prizes and recognition on their first attempt only (once as an eligible participant of the Junior Financial Literacy Competition and once as an eligible participant of the Senior Financial Literacy Competition). 

Please review the eligibility requirements, awards and recognition structure, and competition details in the complete description of contest rules, terms and conditions.

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

Visit https://uwsaf.mobius.cloud to start exploring our resources and to register for the competition.