Category Archives: Educated Money

Educating the Educators to Teach Their Students About Money

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Teachers were certainly the focus of our recent workshop, A Sound Investment: Financial Literacy in Ontario Schools, where we unveiled our new integrated curriculum for grades 4 to 12 and launched the new InspireFinancialLearning.ca website. MORE

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The Desperate Need for Real Financial Literacy Research in Canada

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I’ve not blogged before about subjects that bother me, but now I want to share a critique about a practice that is unhelpful to instilling financial literacy. I’m talking about flimsy and superficial research. Don’t get me wrong; there is a place for casual research on financial literacy. In our view, however, too much research is done via “drive-by” omnibus studies that can’t produce meaningful findings on three to five questions. MORE

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Financial Literacy Around the World

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Open your eyes to financial literacy activities across the globe and you’ll see that Ontario (and Canada) is making progress when compared with many other jurisdictions. On a global basis, the combined efforts of dedicated non-profit and government organizations have resulted in a number of top-tier initiatives at the forefront of financial literacy education. As a jurisdiction, we’ve taken some good first steps. MORE

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Seeking Your Engagement by Speaking Your Language

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Although our programs and resources help all Canadians, our jurisdiction is Ontario – an audience of more than 13 million people spread across more than one million square kilometres. This population has diverse needs. So how do you make a complex subject, such as financial literacy, understandable, interesting and meaningful to a dispersed and individualized population? MORE

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New IEF School Curriculum will Change How Financial Literacy is Taught in Ontario

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As I write this post, Investor Education Fund is preparing for the debut this fall of a new, in-school financial literacy initiative that we hope will benefit generations of Ontarians. The new program, which will be launched this summer, will introduce financial literacy into grades 4 through 12 across the many subjects in the Ontario curriculum. MORE

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