Financial literacy

A financial literacy resource for students and teachers and parents

Your Money Students was created to bring financial literacy to life in homes and classrooms across Canada. Developed in collaboration with the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, this free, one-hour, non-commercial seminar is designed for Grade 10-12 high school students to help them develop an understanding of responsible financial management as they prepare their transition to postsecondary education and enter the workforce.

Your Money Students seminars are presented by bankers in the community volunteering their time and are available across the country in English and French. The program has been a centerpiece of the CBA’s financial literacy efforts for more than two decades, providing youth with the fundamentals of:

  • Budgeting – choosing your goals and working towards them;
  • Saving and investing – the benefits of compound interest and saving for the future;
  • Responsible use of credit – how to manage credit and avoid credit traps; and
  • Keeping money safe – recognizing fraud in our increasingly digital world and how to avoid it

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Since the program’s inception in 1999, we have delivered more than 8,500 seminars to over 256,000 students in high school classrooms across Canada.

Request a seminar today! Submit a Your Money Students request form to bring a volunteer professional to your student group. Learn more by exploring each of the sections further below.

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