Over 300,000 copies of "Money and Youth have been distributed since its
first edition over 15 years ago. Investors Group has supported this
initiative since its inception in 1997.
Free class sets of the book (30 copies) are available to teachers for
The province of Manitoba is providing a copy to every grade 10 student
in the province
The companion website provides online access to the book plus a
Teacher's Guide, helpful links, other helpful resources and more
Investors Group consultants are equipped with a companion PowerPoint
presentation to support classroom presentations and discussions for
teachers who are interested
WINNIPEG, March 20, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Foundation for Economic
Education (CFEE) today announced the launch and availability of the
newest edition of its highly successful program, "Money and Youth: A
Guide to Financial Literacy", for young Canadians. Thanks in part to
funding from Investors Group, Power Corporation and the Investment
Funds Institute of Canada, the book and companion website are free to
teachers to use with their students in any of the high school grades.
The book is also available free to parents, guardians, and youth. Money
and Youth has been supported by Investors Group since the initiative
began in 1997.
Details of the program were unveiled at Westwood Collegiate in Winnipeg
today with Gary Rabbior, President of the Canadian Foundation for
Economic Education; Murray Taylor, President of Investors Group; Evelyn
Jacks, Member of the Federal Task Force on Financial Literacy; Aileen
Najduch, Assistant Deputy Minister of Education for Manitoba Education;
Peter Bjornson, Minister for Entrepreneurship and Small Business in
Manitoba, and guests that included students, teachers, and
representatives from various stakeholder groups in Manitoba.
Money and Youth is about 200 pages in length and is available in English and in French.
The book is written in clear language for a layperson audience and
avoids use of jargon and math. The content aligns well with the
provincial efforts to integrate financial education into the curriculum
and teachers should find many sections of the book applicable to a wide
range of subject areas, including social studies, career studies,
mathematics, language arts, and more.
Money and Youth is supported by a companion website where visitors can view the book
online, download sections or download the entire book. The website
provides additional support resources and links for teachers. http://www.moneyandyouth.cfee.org/en/
Money and Youth has been used in school programs around the world and has been
translated into a number of other languages.
Money and Youth is also an excellent support tool for parents and guardians who wish to
play a greater role in teaching their children about money. The book
provides background information in a style that is easy for parents to
understand and the activities in the book are, in many cases, ones that
would work well for family education opportunities.
"The goal of Money and Youth is to help provide a basic financial education foundation for youth for
the future. The aim is not to try and teach all there is to know about
money and financial matters. CFEE is trying to equip youth with the
basics so that they are capable lifelong learners and will be able to
ask the right questions when needed," said Gary Rabbior, President of
CFEE. "Our aim is to reduce their vulnerability to frauds and scams,
take greater control of their financial life, improve their opportunity
to build a successful future. We want youth to be aware of sources of
good and reliable information and to be able to undertake their
financial roles, responsibilities, and actions with greater confidence
"The values you learn about money when you are young have a great impact
on how you manage your money later in life," said Murray Taylor,
President and CEO of Investors Group. "Sharing knowledge about
financial literacy is an integral part of what Investors Group
Consultants do for our clients and their families."
Commenting from the perspective of a member of the federal Task Force on
Financial Literacy, Evelyn Jacks, a financial industry expert, said,
"This is a great initiative. By giving young people knowledge and
skills in managing money, we can also give them the confidence to make
responsible financial decisions, and that is the definition of
financial literacy. Manitoba is a leader in Canada with this project;
something we should be very proud of, especially because it has been
possible with the collaborative efforts of Investors Group, a great
national Manitoba-based company and our education system."
Manitoba Education has provided a copy of the book to every grade 10
student in the province. Assistant Deputy Minister, Aileen Najduch
said, "The Money and Youth booklet is an excellent resource that will
help Senior Years teachers weave financial literacy into their
curricula areas. The potential for sharpening students' critical
thinking skills when making important financial decisions makes this a
must-have document for all students in Manitoba."
Westwood Collegiate Math and English teacher Erica Reimer said,
"Financial education is essential for our youth. Teaching them about
money now will help them to become responsible adults who make
informed, conscientious decisions concerning their finances in the
The new edition of Money and Youth is now available. Copies can be
requested by going to the following link http://moneyandyouth.cfee.org/en/contactus.php or contacting Susan Lennox at email@example.com or calling toll free, 1-888-570-7610. Note that shipping and postage
charges may apply.
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SOURCE: Investors Group Inc.