A Sound Investment: Financial Literacy Education in Ontario Schools
This report presents the results of the Working Group’s information gathering and consultations about ways to embed financial literacy education into the Ontario curriculum.
Financial Literacy in the Ontario Curriculum
Financial Literacy - Scope and Sequence of Expectations, Grades 4-8 | Financial Literacy - Scope and Sequence of Expectations, Grades 9-12
These documents support the government’s commitment to make financial literacy a part of every student’s learning from Grades 4-12.
Practical Money Skills Canada
Choices & Decisions: Taking Charge of Your Financial Life, developed by Practical Money Skills Canada, teaches high school students how to set long and short-term personal and financial goals, create and work with a personal budget, identify how and when to use credit, saving and investing, understanding the basics of banking services, and develop character and confidence. Includes free lesson plans, in-class activities, and games to engage students.
EduGAINS – Financial Literacy GAINS
This website includes a variety of curriculum-linked resources designed to provide educators with effective strategies to support financial literacy education across the province from Grade 4 to Grade 12. The resources also support ongoing individual and collaborative learning for teachers.
Financial Literacy and Making Choices
A resource from the Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators providing units for students to explore the impact and implications of personal choices, and the effect of media on these choices.
Financial Literacy for Kids
A financial literacy guide for kids programs to develop the foundation knowledge that is necessary to develop good money management habits.
Inspire Financial Learning.ca
Created by the Ontario Teachers' Federation, this site includes packaged classroom programs and teacher-developed lesson plans by grade (4-12), curriculum tools, and professional development opportunities for teachers will support you in teaching students about money and investing.
The City - A Financial Life Skills Resource
The City is a resource developed by Financial Consumer Agency of Canada designed to help teach financial literacy to young people. This free resource includes lesson plans, overheads, income, expense and budget handouts, and worksheets. The materials can be downloaded for use in a classroom or used as an online, self-directed version that can be completed virtually anywhere. Basic concepts such as budgeting and savings, credit and debt, and financial planning are included.
This site is designed to help teach students in Grades 6-12 to manage money wisely. Ideas for Teachers contains lesson plans on budgeting, credit, the stock market, scarcity, choice, and costs.