Taking Stock in Your Future
Taking Stock in Your Future is a powerful learning opportunity to help introduce students to a key survival skill - financial literacy.
Launched in August 2000, the Taking Stock in Your Future Program offers unique, leading-edge training and resources for educators. A three-day intensive learning experience builds teacher knowledge and skills while the resource guide provides accessible, practical resources for motivating proactive learning, assessment and evaluation.
A cadre of workshop leaders are now available across the province to bring the Taking Stock in Your Future program to districts, professional organizations or conferences.
The program is a collaboration of OISE/UT and the Investor Education Fund, a non- profit organization established by the Ontario Securities Commission to help Canadians learn how to make effective use of financial information. Teachers across the country tell us the program makes learning for their students relevant and fun!
The Taking Stock In Your Future Senior Guide is available for teachers with easy to follow lesson plans as well as practical, authentic and engaging student activities. The Guide takes you and your students from a basic knowledge of money management to a more sophisticated level of understanding of financial literacy.
Teachers have found the Guide to be practical, relevant and timely. When implemented in the classroom, teachers report strong student interest and resulting increased student achievement.
A Taking Stock in Your Future Intermediate Guide is also available. Teachers of the Mathematics for Everyday Life course have found these activities useful.
To order resources, email the Investor Education Fund,
To support your use of the Taking Stock in Your Future Guide, local workshops are available to you, your district and/or organization. Workshops are led by teachers who have implemented the program in their own schools.
The workshops may be tailored to meet your specific needs and may vary in length from one hour to multiple sessions of more than five hours.
To find out more about workshops in your area, please contact the project co-ordinator, Judith David-Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org