The Canadian Foundation For Economic Education along with the Bank of Montreal introduced the Talk With Our Kids About Money Day Program, an initiative to engage youth about money matters that will have an impact in their lives. Although this is a year round initiative, the third Wednesday in April is selected to be Talk With Our Kids About Money (TWOKAM) Day. This year, (TWOKAM) Day is April 15, 2015.
The topics that are covered in the program can be taught in the classroom and or covered by parents at home.
- School teachers can find a special ‘Teacher’s Kit’, on the program`s website that which includes ideas for saving money, lesson plans to share that information with the students, and pamphlets describing the “Money Talks” campaign for students to take home to their parents.
- Parents can visit the website to gather ideas on how to discuss saving money with their children which includes recommended activities and is organized by age group.
In addition, there is a section for members of the media. This specific section contains resources to learn about the program and information to better cover financial literacy when it comes young individuals.
In our next blog post, we will highlight the various tools and references that are contained in the TWOKAM `Parents/Guardian section.