Financial Literacy

Course Overview

Available To: Ages 9-13 and 14-18

Available As: Online Instructor-led Courses

Course Start Dates Length of Course Instructor Cost Pay-what-you-can
July 27
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm
Monday to Friday for 1 week
50 minutes/class
Extra Ed Finance Pro $95+HST
If cost is a barrier, just pay what you can. COVID-19 has hurt many financially - including us - but our programs remain accessible to all. Please respect this honour system.

Congratulations! You found the course that made Extra Ed what it is today.

This fun and energizing course uses money games and tournaments to help students understand key terms and instruments used for managing money and achieving long term wealth. Financial literacy also makes students money smart, those unlikely to fall for big advertising claims and overpay on fees.

There are 4 Levels offered. Each level builds upon the other.

  • Level 1 – This fun introduction is designed to look at budget basics covering topics from allowances to savings plans, debt, credit cards, and more. This course empowers students to look at money differently.
  • Level 2 – Building on the Level 1 foundation, this course introduces interactive group activities and a “net worth” tournament. Students challenge each others’ beliefs around savings, chequing accounts, taxes, bills, and fees.
  • Level 3 – Things get exciting as students continue learning about debt paid at fixed versus variable rates while expanding their learning on savings. Registered accounts, RRSP's, TFSA’s, and RESP’s are introduced, and a financial tournament is played where students accumulate fictitious funds to invest.
  • Level 4 – Our savvy students are now ready to learn about investment instruments used inside registered accounts, GIC’s, Bonds, and Stocks. An app is used to run a stock trading tournament with live results. Students are empowered to manage their fictitious trading accounts.

An Extraordinary Education

  • Financial Literacy empowers you to make smart financial decisions
  • Financial Literacy provides you with the skills to manage your money (budgeting, saving, borrowing, and investing)
  • Financial Literacy equips you to achieve financial wellness by developing healthy spending habits