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. 

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 2021 and May 2022 (specific dates to be determined)

Delivery: In class, online using the Mobius platform by DigitalEd.  Students must participate under the supervision of a teacher; however, for this year only, that participation can be from home or from the classroom.  Proctor controls will be used to control the release of the competition to limit integrity concerns.  Where possible, we ask that students compete from school, but they will not be penalized if they are unable to due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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.  Grade 12 students who had planned to write the competition in May 2020 (as Grade 11 students) are eligible to write this year. 

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Awards and recognition: Each participating school will receive a list of their individual student participants by level (see contest rules, terms and conditions for an explantion of the levels).  Individual student and school scores and rankings will not be provided. Schools must have a minimum of 10 eligible participants to be considered for the School Honour Roll.  All eligible participants will receive a leveled Certificate of Achievement and the top scoring students will be awarded prizes (a minimum number of questions must be attempted to be eligible for prizes and recognition, including certificates). Students are eligible for prizes 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.