To promote financial literacy in youth, FCNB is inviting parents, caregivers, teachers and community leaders to talk about money with their children.
Throughout the month of April, FCNB will be sharing resources on social media to help New Brunswickers integrate financial literacy lessons into everyday life.
“Knowing where to start can feel overwhelming, but we’re here to help,” says Erin King, acting director of education and communications at FCNB. “We offer many free resources, including our Make it Count youth presentations that feature content tailored to students in grades two through 12. These presentations are a great way to get the conversation started in classrooms or community youth groups.”
In addition to presentations, FCNB has created free online resources to give parents, caregivers and teachers a fun and easy way to incorporate conversations about money into daily life through games and activities. Some of these resources include:
- Parent and caregiver’s toolkit: Includes How to Raise Financially Literate Children guide, Make it Count parent resource on a variety of topics, budgeting tools, and other relevant links.
- Teacher’s toolkit: Includes Financial Literacy: A Guide for New Brunswick Teachers, Make it Count teacher resource, Make it Count curriculum guide, Teacher e-book and Smart Tips e-book.
- Make it Count video series: Instructional videos tailored to elementary, middle and high school students covering financial literacy topics, such as the meaning of value, debit and credit cards, and money management.
“Teaching your children money basics is as important as helping them develop reading, writing and math skills,” says King. “Financial literacy is an essential life skill. Children don’t automatically pick up good money habits – we have to teach them, and it’s never too early to start.”
New Brunswickers can visit FCNB.ca to book a free financial literacy presentation and follow FCNB on Facebook for more financial literacy resources.
Audio files of Erin King, Acting Director of Education and Communications, FCNB
FCNB has the mandate to protect consumers and enhance public confidence in the financial and consumer marketplace through the provision of regulatory and educational services. It is responsible for the administration and enforcement of provincial legislation regulating mortgage brokers, payday lenders, real estate, securities, insurance, pensions, credit unions, trust and loan companies, cooperatives, and a wide range of other consumer legislation. It is an independent Crown corporation funded by the regulatory fees and assessments paid by the regulated sectors. Online educational tools and resources are available at www.fcnb.ca.