Media choices and Video Collections
New Videos from the AMF (Autorité des marchés financiers)
When to start saving
A Budget: The Smart Tool for Your Projects!
RRSPs and TFSAs: What are they used for?
View all their videos via their Youtube playlist too!
Learning About Money Doesn’t Have To Be Boring! from the CFEE
A series of short vignettes produced for CFEE by Just For Laughs Gags focusing on money and highlighting money challenges, along with supporting tips and teaching materials. Go to site
Charly and Max get involved
An entertaining universe that helps children ages 6 to 11 manage their first dollars. It includes a web series, games, quizzes and much more. This is a Desjardins initiative.
Login first at LEARN and click Curio button,
then return here and Visit the show website
Or access some choices via this list!
- A winning recipe --
- Charly and Max sell lemonade to collect more money.
- Tick-tock, tick-tock --Charly and Max invite players to come back in a month for the second season.
- The early bird gets the… cans --Charly and Max decide to collect bottles from their neighbours in order to have a little pocket money.
- I need you! --Max encourages players to give to his cause.
- Don’t give up! --Charly encourages players to give to her cause.
- Rolling right along --Max thinks about what he really needs and chooses instead to make a responsible purchase: a used bike.
- Taking California --Charly is happy to have saved all year so she can take a trip with her family.
- Dreaming big --Max wants to buy a scooter and realizes that he will have to keep to a very tight budget in order to achieve his goal.
- Umm… I changed my mind --When Charly asks her parents for new equipment, she realizes that even though they have more money than her, they also have more expenses and can’t buy everything.
- On solid ground --Max realizes he has to be more organized when he lists the qualities of a good entrepreneur.
- The cookie fundraiser --Charly discovers what a fundraising activity is when she has to sell chocolate to raise money for hockey.
- When eyes are bigger than the wallet --Max learns the hard way that managing a monthly budget requires discipline after he spends the money for the month at a restaurant.
- Charly’s market --Charly realizes you have to be creative if you want to be an entrepreneur and not simply copy the ideas of others.
- A penny saved… --Averse to being in debt, Max decides instead to save on a regular basis so he can deal with unexpected situations.
- A ton of money --Charly counts the money in her piggy bank and shows us all the different coins.
- Debt squares --Max realizes the importance of repaying a loan when his brother goes after him to get his money back.
- The shopping spree --Charly takes stock of her clothes and reviews her buying list to keep only what she really needs.
- Speed-ee-compost --Max understands that advertising can influence what he buys after he is disappointed with a gadget he ordered online.
- I’m opening my account! --Returning from her financial institution, Charly explains that the information on her account statement is confidential.
- Digging out a good wage --Max becomes aware of the amount of hours he has to work to pay for an MP3.
- Priority sandwich --Chary realizes that certain grocery purchases are more important than others because they meet real needs.
- Right, underwear? --Max separates his needs from his wants when it comes to clothing.
- Top secret! --Charly understands what personal information is and why it is important to keep it private. --Good ol’ sneakers
- Max buys sneakers to be like everyone else even though they’re not his style at all.
- A hockey stick in a haystack --Charly shops for a hockey stick and realizes that it is important to compare prices before buying.
- Max Co. Snow Removal --When Max realizes the cost of a snow blower versus a shovel he changes his mind about what he needs.
- High security -- Charly realizes that her money would be safer in an account at a financial institution.
FLOcabulary Another collection of Financial Education videos.
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Susan Daley's "Your Money, Your Choices" series on Youtube
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SOME SUGGESTED "TOP SITES"
AMF (Autorité des marchés financiers)
Buying a house? Planning for retirement? Every stage of life comes with its share of new financial questions for you to consider. To help you make sense of it all, the AMF offers tools on a wide range of subjects, including insurance, investing and financial fraud.
Money and Youth (CFEE)
This resource is produced by the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education. There is a free ebook for students on a variety of financial topics as well as a Teacher guide with lesson plans to support the use of the ebook.
Practical Money Skills
Practical Money Skills is a free financial literacy program to help Canadians understand the fundamentals of money management. Created by Visa, the program offers money management resources including calculators, games, and lesson plans tailored for use by Canadian families and educators.
Making Good Choices
Making Good Choices Financial Literacy Series is a resource funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education. There are booklets on various financial topics that are written for English Language Learners who are emerging readers.
Next Gen Personal Finance
Next Gen Personal Finance is a non-profit American organization that aims to connect educators with free resources and equip students with the knowledge and skills to lead financially successful and fulfilling lives. There are a variety of units on various financial topics – each with links to lesson plans, videos and supporting activities.
The City – the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
The City is a learning program developed by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada. It teaches young people skills that they can carry throughout their lives. You must register to create a free teacher account or student accounts.
Your Financial Toolkit – The Government of Canada
Comprehensive learning modules that provides basic information and tools to learn about personal finances.
Choices and Decisions - VISA
This program is designed to teach young people how to set long and short-term personal and financial goals; create and work with a personal budget; identify how and when to use credit; save and invest, understand the basics of banking services and develop character and confidence. The materials can easily be adapted for use in a wide variety of instructional settings including high schools.