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Wealth Professional | 21 Nov 2016, 08:15 AM Agree 0
Economic conditions make early financial education more important than ever, says TD bank chief economist
  • Tricia, Money School Canada | 01 Dec 2016, 09:56 AM Agree 0
    Parents should teach their kids about money early and every chance they get. In many provinces – parents are the only source available to kids interested in lessons about money and how to manage it well. The provinces have fallen down on the job and, despite claims to the contrary by some Education Ministries, very little financial literacy education is going on in Canadian classrooms especially in elementary school systems. Leaving student financial literacy education to the provinces is clearly not working. It is time for the Prime Minister and the National Financial Literacy Leader to step in and make this right for students, parents and for Canada. The provinces and territories have had more than five-years to deliver on the National Task Force recommendations about youth financial literacy, yet very little progress has been made. Concerned parents should sign the petition to let the federal government know that it’s time to take charge and make financial literacy education mandatory for elementary students in Canada. Young people should not be denied access to financial literacy learning opportunities just because Education happens to be under provincial jurisdiction in Canada.

    https://www.change.org/p/right-honourable-justin-trudeau-make-financial-literacy-education-mandatory-for-canada-elementary-students

    https://www.prlog.org/12603953-ontario-elementary-students-are-not-getting-the-money-lessons-they-were-promised.html
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