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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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Shawinigan students with Mayor-carroussel

An urban legend in their hometown

For the past seven years, the Contemporary World students at Shawinigan High School have been proposing ways to revitalize their city’s downtown core. That alone is impressive. Even more impressive is how seriously Shawinigan’s mayor and urban planners are taking the students’ ideas for sustainable development.

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The Golden Touch - performance-carroussel

Golden voices, golden opportunity

The close-to-200 students from the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board participating in the international production of “The Golden Touch” children’s book and CD have songs in their hearts, stars in their eyes and then some. Their commitment has immersed them in the world of professional music and earned them the experience of a lifetime.

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HS Billings - Entrepreneurship Day volunteeres-carroussel

Student volunteers pay it forward

“Pay it forward” initiatives at Howard S. Billings High School gave two Secondary V classes a volunteer experience they won’t soon forget. One class used an Entrepreneurship Day theme to mentor grade 6 students and introduce them to their future high school. The other class donated a day of their time to an elementary school.

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Dalkeith Chairs-carroussel

Sometimes a chair isn’t just a chair

Everyone has seen them. Those grey metal stacking chairs that fill countless school gyms and auditoriums during assemblies, concerts and parent meetings. But what if they weren’t a dull grey? What if some enterprising young students transformed them into an opportunity to grow and learn more about the possibilities around them?

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Lindsay Place - inside BMO branch 2015-carroussel

Care packages, dog treats and a new self-esteem

Two sets of Western Québec students rallied around separate social entrepreneurship ventures, as they test piloted The Learning Partnership’s “Entrepreneurial Adventure” program. By persevering and encouraging each other, the students succeeded in helping other at-risk members of their community—both human and animal.

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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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Louise Adam and Rosemary Hill

A little tweak here, a little tweak there

Beaconsfield High School teachers Rosemary Hill and Louise Adam are taking part in the pilot project of 27 schools that are sharing strategies for introducing compulsory GOAL content into the curriculum. Their enthusiasm is all the more appealing because their feet are planted firmly on the classroom floor.

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