There’s nothing like being entrusted with other people’s money to know real-world responsibility first hand. At Chateauguay Valley Regional High School, a dozen Cycle Two students are gaining exactly that experience. In partnership with Desjardins’ Caisse du Haut-St-Laurent, they are operating an in-school student “caisse.”
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Did you know that since 2011 Canada has had a Financial Literacy Month and that it is November? In the mid-1990s, the government set in motion an extensive review and public consultations that resulted in a series of reforms to the financial sector and the creation of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC).
Most young people know a thing or two about battling the aliens, warlords and assorted bad guys that populate the virtual universe. But what of the real-life conflicts that inhabit their history books? Is war a game? That’s the big question Cycle Three teachers at two Riverside School Board elementary schools asked their classes.
A national survey of young Canadians aged 17 to 20 commissioned by the B.C. Securities Commission in 2011 revealed that half of respondents were already carrying debt. That is just one statistic underlying the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education’s decision to launch an annual “Talk with Our Kids About Money Day.”
Here in St. Paul’s River, a mind-shift is taking place and it involves all of us—students, teachers, professionals, parents and community partners. (more…)