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Financial Literacy Month Tools For “Talk With Our Kids About Money”

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).

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Med Students Offer a Prescription for GOAL

The future doctors, dentists and other health-care professionals who volunteer with the McGill Community Outreach Projects are on a mission. Their in-class presentations and career-day exhibits promote healthy lifestyles to elementary and high-school students and expose them to the diversity of health-care careers.

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Talking with Kids about Money

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.”

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Discover this Great Career-awareness Resource

The POP Index may have been created by MELS to support the career exploration process of students in the Personal Orientation Project (POP), Exploration of Vocational Training and Entrepreneurship courses. But any high school student, teacher or guidance counsellor would find it useful.

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Dawson’s GOAL-friendly Lesson Plans Link Learning to Marketable Skills

Every day, teachers work hard to cover the curriculum even as students ask “Why am I learning this? What can it do for me?” But just watch those same questions evaporate the moment students comprehend how math, English or biology can set them on a career path that they are passionate about. (more…)

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