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Building Futures in Alberta
This session will introduce Alberta teachers to all of the resources and programs available through the Building Futures in Alberta program. The program includes a presentation on key areas of financial knowledge, skills, and behaviours important for youth, target points for integration of instruction into Alberta school curriculum, and specific resources to assist teachers with integration.

There are many other support resources provided - including “Money and Youth: Guide to Financial Literacy for Youth”; a new online, interactive financial literacy learning program for youth - and teachers (“FinLit 101”); “Money Laughs” - humorous financial videos produced by the Just for Laughs Gags Group - including important “money tips”; a series of animations explaining how the economy works (“The Big Picture”), and two competitions for your students - “Talk With Our Kids About Money - Virtual Money Fair” with a top prize of $5,000; and “My Money, My Future Challenge” with a top prize of $10,000.

The session will be presented by Gary Rabbior, President of the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education

Feb 9, 2022 06:30 PM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Gary Rabbior
President @Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE)
Gary has led CFEE since 1981 in efforts to improve economic, financial, and enterprising capability. He has developed school curriculum for a number of provinces and written a wide variety of resources including “Money and Youth” (500,000 copies in circulation) and “Money and Monetary Policy in Canada” with the Bank of Canada. He has created a number of major financial literacy projects and programs including the “Building Futures” and “Talk With Our Kids About Money Day” programs. He has served as a Director/Advisor to a variety of Canadian national organizations and government departments including the Canadian Bankers Association, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Federal Department of Finance, and the Bank of Canada. Gary was a member of the initial federal government National Steering Committee working with the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada to develop the National Financial Literacy Strategy for Canada.