Summary of Financial Literacy Resources For Teachers

Financial literacy is part of the elementary and secondary curriculum in many different subjects from Grades 4-12 such as mathematics, social studies, Canadian and World studies, business studies and many others. The Ministry has developed a variety of resources to support teachers of all subjects and disciplines from Grades 4 to 12 in integrating financial concepts into their classrooms.

Subject specific lesson plans and other resources

Canadian Money cover page A variety of lesson plans and other resources have been developed by different subject/division associations and Curriculum Services Canada in partnership with the Ministry of Education.

Subject-Division Associations Elementary Resources

Subject-Division Associations Secondary Resources


Scope and Sequences

Financial Literacy; Scope and Sequence of Expectations cover pages A compilation of existing curriculum expectations from all subject areas that relate to Financial Literacy have been developed. Scope and Sequences can be used to identify opportunities for cross-curricular integration, search for a topic using key words, and support divisional planning on a specific topic.

Financial Literacy; Scope and Sequence of Expectations, Grades 4-8, 2016 (PDF, 1.22 MB)

Financial Literacy: Scope and Sequence of Expectations, Grades 9-12, 2016(PDF, 2.03 MB)

Financial Literacy App

eMe App is available free of charge from the ITunes or Google Play store for Grade 7 and 8 students to play either in class or independently at home. The app is a "choose your own adventure" developed to address key topics linked to financial literacy and the Ontario curriculum. An accompanying teacher guide is available to support classroom use.

Financial Literacy in Action: Grade 7

Financial Literacy in Action: Grade 8

Videos, Viewer Guides and Accompanying Lesson Plans

Financial Literacy Education in Ontario Schools: Geography and Global Connections Curriculum-linked videos, viewers' guides and lesson plans for Grades 4-12 are available for teachers to support the integration of financial literacy concepts into lesson plans. The videos include commentary and reflections from students, parents, educators, financial sector experts and administrators.

See: Financial Literacy Education: Helping students make informed financial decisions

E-learning Module

An interactive e-learning financial literacy module has been created for use by students in Faculties of Education as well as teachers in Ontario's publicly funded schools. The module supports self-directed professional learning and highlights ways to work with financial literacy resources currently available on EduGAINS.

See: Financial Literacy Education: Helping students make informed financial decisions

Ministry of Education Website

More information and resources on the Ministry's approach to financial literacy education is available on the Ministry's website.

See: Financial Literacy Education in Ontario Schools