Do you need to sit down with the kids and go over some of the facts of life? Get informed first by attending a free local event presented to mark the third annual Talk With Our Kids About Money Day. It’s taking place tomorrow, April 15, at Sir Robert Borden High School, 131 Greenbank Road in Nepean.
Powered by BMO Financial Group, Talk With Our Kids about Money is a program to help young Canadians learn about money and personal finance. The local event is being held under the auspices of the Ottawa Carleton District School Board’s Speakers Series. And Canadian financial literacy leader Jane Rooney will be a featured speaker.
It starts at 7 p.m. with presentations: What is Financial Literacy? and Why is it Important to Individuals, Communities and to Canada? Next, there’s an overview of the Talk with Our Kids About Money program, followed by a parent breakout time, and interactive activities. Finally, questions will be answered.
Kevin Maynard, COO of the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education, will also be on hand at the event. Parents, guardians and caregivers are encouraged to have money talks at home. If you can’t attend the event, fear not dear parent. There’s also a Talk With Our Kids About Money Day website. It offers ideas, activities, tools and resources to help you involve your children in discussions and activities about money on Talk Day.
Better yet, these resources are developmentally appropriate. They’re organized based on age and include ideas for community activities. Don’t be surprised if you learn something and brush up on your financial literacy skills too.