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 www.buildingfuturesinmanitoba.com.
The project also aims to help teachers develop students’ enterprising skills – ones that they can apply to any activity in life. …read more
To apply to any endeavour in life
Understanding the “Big Picture” and key topics
Including investments in education and training
Managing debt and avoiding debt problems
Sources of money – including employment and self-employment
Managing the present to help build a future
Helping students take control
Developing decision-making skills
The following links are provided to support teachers with research, surveys, data, etc. related to economic, financial, and enterprising capability.
Financial Literacy and Capability
Entrepreneurship and Enterprising Capability
Other Organizations in Canada
Controlling spending with David Chilton and Rob Carrick
By Registering, teachers in Ontario can request a copy of the Building Futures in Ontario “Teacher’s Kit” (see below). In addition, your school will be added to the list of schools participating. Our goal is to reach at least 80% of Ontario schools over three years.