Classroom Resources

TFI’s curriculum guides provide teachers with detailed lesson plans and activities to help students explore financial services careers in more depth.

We have also identified a number of free classroom resources to help teachers bring a variety of related topics into the classroom. Look below for classroom resources on insurance careers, digital literacy, cybersecurity, and more.

Career Connections, Insurance Institute

Career Connections is a career awareness program aimed at encouraging students, young adults and career seekers to explore one of the many skilled professions available in the insurance industry.

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Your Money Students, Canadian Bankers Association

A financial literacy resource for students and teachers and parents Your Money Students was created by the Canadian Bankers Association to bring financial literacy to life in homes and classrooms across Canada. Developed in collaboration with the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, this free, one-hour, non-commercial seminar is designed for Grade 10-12 high school students to help them develop an understanding of responsible financial management as they prepare their transition to postsecondary education and enter the workforce.

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CyberTitan prepares middle and secondary school students with learning opportunities through hands-on simulated environments that develop the critical, digital skills necessary to pursue post-secondary education STEM programs; to learn skills essential to work in many fields, and to identify roles students can play help to secure our systems.

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Junior Achievement, Central Ontario

JA Central Ontario's online programs introduce students to the world of finance and business and are available at no cost to teachers, students or parents. The fully virtual programs teach financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. They support the curriculum and help learners develop and build on skills they are taught in the classroom – giving them the tools to build a successful future.

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Focus on Information Technology (FIT), Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)

Learn more about Focus on Information Technology (FIT), a nationally-recognized certificate program that promotes digital literacy among Canadian youth. Developed by the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), alongside top educational specialists and ICT employers, FIT provides secondary school students with valuable course pathways and a 21st century learning environment that fosters ICT skills development. Teacher portal and resources to support digital literacy are available through the site.

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Bay St. Deconstructed

Bay St. Deconstructed is an in-school workshop for Grade 10 students to enhance their understanding of the financial industry. Interactive activities focus on the areas of personal and commercial banking, corporate and investment banking, sales and trading, equity research, economics, insurance, investment management (wealth and asset), and operations.

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