Alberta government is investing $5 million into financial literacy programming over the next three years. This ensures that students have the financial knowledge they need for today’s world.
“Through an extension to their 2021-22 grant agreements, Enriched Academy will receive $900,000 per year, and the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education will receive $500,000 per year over the next three years”.
JA (Junior Achievement) is the world’s largest NGO dedicated to educating young people about business. We strive to inspire and prepare youth to succeed in a global economy. With over 120 member organizations worldwide, JA brings a global view of the business to local communities.
Junior Achievement will also receive $250,000 per year over the next three years to work with teachers to provide young learners in grades 3 to 6 with hands-on, experiential financial literacy programming, work readiness and entrepreneurship education. This programming will support financial literacy learnings in the new K-6 Physical Education and Wellness curriculum being implemented in classrooms this fall.
Their programs focused on financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship give students the skills and confidence they need to become leaders of tomorrow.
“All three organizations have a successful track record of delivering high-quality and engaging financial literacy resources to Canadian students. This increased funding will give schools more choice in financial literacy programming and ensure students have access to financial literacy education now and in the future”.
“Alberta at Work strengthens Alberta’s K-12 education system, supports access to training and career development opportunities, helps out-of-work Albertans re-enter the workforce and increases awareness of living, working and investing in Alberta”.