Ontario Invites Public Input On Financial Literacy In Education

May 12, 2010
Basic financial skills are essential to student success and a stronger economy.

That's why from May 12 to June 16, Ontario is inviting parents, students, educators and the public to visit to provide their input about how to integrate financial literacy into Ontario's curriculum for September 2011.

The government's Working Group on Financial Literacy is also seeking input from a variety of education and financial experts to identify the core financial concepts that constitute "financial literacy".  

Preparing students to be financially literate is part of the province's new Open Ontario plan to build a well-educated workforce and prepare Ontario for a more prosperous future.

* The Working Group on Financial Literacy will put together the findings and provide a report to the Ministry of Education's Curriculum Council this fall.
* Starting in September 2011, Grade 4 to 12 students in Ontario will be learning to make informed choices and effective decisions about the use and management of money.
* In the current elementary and secondary curriculum, topics related to financial literacy are addressed in various disciplines and courses, such as social studies, mathematics, business studies, guidance and career education, and Canadian and world studies.