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A program of CFEE supported by our partners.

Helping Kids
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for their
Financial Future

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The goal of the Building Futures in Alberta program is to support Alberta teachers in their efforts to help prepare students to undertake their future economic and financial decisions and actions with confidence and competence and build a healthy financial future.

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Explore other CFEE financial literacy resources and programs.

Coming in January of 2022! FinLit 101” is a new online self-instruction financial literacy learning program. Instruction is provided via live video hosts and animations in a light, easy to understand style. Students can use the program independently or teachers can register their classes for group participation. There are quizzes, “SideTrips” to other relevant resources, and much more. Get a sneak peak of FinLit 101 here – and look to access all of the resources it will have available in January.

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“Money and Youth” is a financial literacy guide for youth. It is modular in design covering 15 different money topics and can be used in whole or in part by selecting topics of interest. There are Teacher and Parent Guides for each Module. A limited number of free class sets of Money and Youth will be available to Alberta Teachers starting in January 2022. To obtain one or more class sets, click on the “Order” button at the top of the “Money and Youth” site. Shipping costs are being waived for Alberta teachers this school year. Please note we ship in boxes containing 20 copies of Money and Youth. If you would like less than 20 copies, please contact us.

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“My Money, My Future Challenge” is a competition for youth ages 14-18 and challenges youth to create a new resource to help other youth learn about money. It can be any kind of resource – a booklet, board game, podcast, website, poem, play, …. They submit their new resource and describe it in a brief video. First prize is $10,000.

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“Talk With Our Kids About Money” is full of resources for teachers and parents for teaching children ages 8-14 about a wide range of money topics. Students can participate in the Annual Virtual Money Fair Competition where they learn about a selected money topic and submit a brief video showcasing what they learned. First prize is $5,000.

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“Money Laughs” is a series of 10 brief videos developed by the Just for Laughs Gags group with each addressing a different money topic in the humourous, pantomime way made famous by Just For Laughs Gags. A series of “money tips” is provided at the end. Each video has a Teacher’s Guide.

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“The Big Picture” provides an easy way to understand how the various parts of the economy fit together – and how our economy works. A illustrative model is developed and shows how goods and services and money flow among the sectors – and how various changes in things such as interest rates, spending, and saving can impact our economy.

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Sample Lessons

Major Expenses

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Moving Out, Cars, Travel, and Accommodation

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Protecting Your Money and Things of Value

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Dealing With Risk and Making Insurance Decisions

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Entrepreneurs and Enterprising People

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Exploring Entrepreneurship: Are You a Potential Entrepreneur?

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Investing Money

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Investing for the Future

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Borrowing Money

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Using Credit and Debt Responsibly

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The Economy and Economic Citizenship

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How the Economy Works and Can Impact You – and the Environment

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Taking Control of Money

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Contending with Advertisers, Influencers, and Social Media

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Careers and Jobs

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Planning Your Career

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Planning and Budgeting

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Tracking, Managing, and Planning How You Use Your Money

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Making Money Decisions

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Developing Your Financial Literacy and Capability: The FinLit 101 Program

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Major Expenses

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Phones, Video Games, and Extra-Curricular

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Protecting Your Money and Things of Value

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The Basics of Insurance and Reducing Risk

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Entrepreneurs and Enterprising People

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Characteristics and Contributions of Entrepreneurs

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Investing Money

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The Basics of Investing

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Borrowing Money

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Understanding Credit and Debit

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The Economy and Economic Citizenship

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Making Responsible Economic Decisions

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Taking Control of Money

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Money: Your Goals, Values, and Priorities

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Careers and Jobs

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Finding, Getting and Keeping a Job

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Planning and Budgeting

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Basic Money Management

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Making Money Decisions

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Money Decisions in Your Life

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Check out the latest Quiz and Webinar

10.21.21

Monthly Quiz

How to Manage Your Money

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Each month we are going to post a new financial literacy quiz. Your students can do the Quiz independently or you can set it up for a little fun competition – and learning.

10.08.21

Webinars

Teaching Financial Literacy to 7th & 8th Graders

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An English-language webinar to introduce teachers to all of the resources and programs that comprise the Building Futures in Alberta program will be held at 6:30 p.m. (Mountain Time) on Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

Can an Ambassador Help You?
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We know that most teachers have not had any training or background in the world of finance and financial education. For those teachers looking for some local support, we have set up the Ambassadors program where you can request help from a local person who works in the financial industry. If you submit a request, we will aim to find and connect you with a local Ambassador to support your financial education efforts.

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