How to Manage Your Money
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.
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Up to $2000 in prizes for students Gr.4-9; Ages 8-14CLICK HERE TO SEE THE WINNERS →
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.Read More →
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.Go
“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.
NEW - Please visit the Scavenger Hunt Challenge for Alberta students under the "Fun" section" of this web site. Students can win up to $2,000!
The NextGen Edition provides selected articles from The Globe and Mail that are relevant for students, parents, and teachers. Articles cover a broad range of subjects from business, the economy, and entrepreneurship to money, the environment, politics and careers. When significant news breaks, backgrounders are posted quickly to provide information and insights for youth and teachers.Go
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.
NEW - Students can participate in the Alberta Virtual Money Fair where they learn about a selected money topic and submit a brief video showcasing what they learned. There will be prizes of $2,000, $1,000 and $500 for first, second and third place!
For more details, please click here or on the "Go" button. You can also visit the "Fun" section of this web site.
“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.Go
“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.Go
Currently there are no Building Futures in Alberta webinars scheduled for the balance of the 2022-2023 school year. Please check back to watch for a link to previously scheduled webinars once the completed webinars become available.
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.