Teachers & Youth
Understanding the basics of personal finances is essential for young people who are starting to make career choices, entering the work force, and saving for their post-secondary education. The skills they learn will last a lifetime. Below are some suggested resources for teachers working in the financial literacy space, and for students looking to build their financial life skills.
The City/La Zone
In 2008, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) and the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) adapted the BCSC’s Planning 10: The City resource into a national online resource called The City/La Zone. This fun online resource is available to all young Canadians and their teachers in both official languages.
This resource helps young people acquire the knowledge, skills, and confidence they’ll need to begin planning for their post-secondary education or career, and navigate through the financial realities of adulthood.