Helping Kids Prepare for their Financial Future

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Goal: Support Ontario teachers in their efforts to help prepare students to undertake their future economic and financial decisions and actions with confidence and competence.

The “Building Futures” project aims to help Ontario teachers integrate a basic economic and financial education into the Ontario curricula in grades 4-10. Manitoba and Saskatchewan are other provinces to date participating in The Building Futures project. You can review lesson plans developed for Manitoba if you wish by visiting the Building Futures in Manitoba web site at

The project also aims to help teachers develop students’ enterprising skills – ones that they can apply to any activity in life. …read more

Suggested Teaching Units

  • Money & Decision Making

  • Spending & Saving Money

  • Production of Goods & Services

  • Getting & Earning Money

  • Borrowing Money & Using Credit

  • Budgeting, Planning & Goal Setting

  • Investing Money

  • Protecting Money & Assets

  • The Economy: Basics/Key Issues

  • Economic Citizenship

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Professional Development

The following links are provided to support teachers with research, surveys, data, etc. related to economic, financial, and enterprising capability.


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