Subject-Division Associations Secondary Resources


Subject and Division Associations have developed learning resources to demonstrate connections between financial literacy knowledge and skills and various curriculum expectations. The links below will take you directly to the financial literacy resources posted on the subject/division association websites.  As new material is released, links will be posted on this page.

To support the development of further resources, the Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators have developed A Guide to Curriculum Resource Writing Projects.

Arts Education Consultants of Ontario (ARTSECO)
ARTSECO has developed lessons to support the secondary Arts Curriculum.  Lessons discuss future planning, active citizenship, and consumer protection and awareness.

Association of Computer Studies Educators (ACSE)
A document has been created that provides a series of suggested financial literacy activities related to Computer Studies. It is not written as a conventional lesson plan, but more as a guide for a Computer Studies teacher to draw upon when teaching basic programming concepts.  

Since the Ontario Computer Studies curriculum has no expectations directly related to financial literacy, it was decided to look to financial literacy examples from other subject areas and adapt them to Computer Studies.

Catholic Curriculum Corporation
A resource document  has been created to embed financial literacy concepts in secondary Religious Education (grades 9 to 12) in Ontario Catholic schools. This resource includes a comprehensive introduction, three lesson plans per grade, and a Scope and Sequence of Expectations showing connections between financial literacy education and the Family Life Education and the Religious Education Ontario Catholic Curriculum Policy Documents.

Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators (CODE)
CODE developed resources to support financial literacy through the Dance and Drama curriculum from grades 4-12. Secondary dance lessons focus on financing a career in the dance industry. Secondary drama lessons explore wealth and poverty through a financial literacy lens.

English Language Arts Network (ELAN)
ELAN has developed a series of lessons which make connections between the Language and English curricula and financial literacy skills and knowledge from Grades 4-12. The lessons address a range of topics such as poverty, charity, the global village, and needs and wants.

ESL/ELD Resource Group of Ontario (ERGO)
The Making Good Choices Financial Literacy Series was created by a project team comprised of ESL/ELD Teachers in Ontario and lead by the ESL/ELD Resource Group of Ontario (ERGO) subject association. The series includes several levelled texts created for English Language Learners in ELD Programs. The texts are intended to teach both emergent literacy skills and foundational numeracy skills. Each levelled text is accompanied by a guided reading lesson plan, running record, and other supporting resources.

International Language Educators' Association (ILEA)
ILEA developed a resource package which can act as a springboard for teachers of any language program who want to incorporate financial literacy within the language skills and knowledge as students develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. All lesson plans are written in English and student resources are translated into French, Spanish, German, Arabic, and Simplified Chinese.

Ontario Association for Geographic and Environmental Education (OAGEE)
OAGEE has developed lessons to support the Geography and Canadian and World Studies curriculum for grades 7-12.  The lessons explore various topics including energy resources and electricity, ecotourism, cost of living, and ethical investing.

Ontario Business Educators' Association (OBEA)
OBEA has created lessons and assignments that explore various financial literacy topics for use in Business Studies courses. Financial Literacy is one of the five critical areas of learning in all Business Studies Courses outlined in the Business Studies curriculum document revised in 2006.

Ontario Association for Mathematics Education (OAME)
Ontario Association for Mathematics Education OAME has developed lessons to support financial literacy that encompass mathematics curriculum expectations for Grades 4-12.  Also available for selected grades are:

  • SMART Notebook files and
  • Professional Learning Series and Adobe Presenters to provide an orientation to the resources

Ontario Cooperative Education Association (OCEA)
Three lessons have been developed by OCEA and designed to support teachers in implementing financial literacy education in the integration portion of Cooperative Education. Each lesson includes all the resources, materials, and assessment suggestions required for delivery.

Ontario Council for Technology Education (OCTE)
OCTE has developed lessons to support the development of financial literacy skills and knowledge in number of courses in Technological Education including: Construction Technology, Hairstyling and Aesthetics Hospitality and Tourism, Manufacturing,Technological Design, Transportation Technology and Woodworking.

Ontario Family Studies Home Economics Educators Association (OFSHEEA)
Ontario Family Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities Leadership Council (OFS3HLC)
OFSHEEA and OFS3HLC partnered to develop several lessons for Family Studies and Social Sciences courses for grades 9-12.  The lessons explore various financial literacy topics, including needs and wants, active citizenship, and planning for the future.

Ontario History and Social Sciences Teachers' Association (OHSSTA) 
Ontario History, Humanities and Social Science Consultants' Association (OHHSSCA )
OHSSTA and OHHSSCA have developed a range of resources to support the integration of financial literacy knowledge and skills in a range of courses including History, Law, Economics, Civics and Social Sciences.

Ontario Modern Language Teachers' Association (OMLTA)
OMLTA has developed several lessons that integrate financial literacy knowledge, skills, and vocabulary in Core French courses for Grades 4-12.  The lessons address a range of topics related to financial literacy including needs and wants, budgeting, and planning for the future.  Supports for International Languages Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 are also provided.

Ontario Music Educators' Association (OMEA)
OMEA has developed a series of lessons which make connections between the Grade 7-10 Music curriculum and financial literacy skills and knowledge. The lessons address a range of issues including careers in the recording industry, music event planning, and the cost of buying and repairing instruments.

Ontario Philosophy Teachers' Association (OPTA)
OPTA has developed a lesson which could be used in either grade 11 or grade 12 Philosophy in which students explore the ethics of consumerism.

Ontario Physical and Health Educators' Association (OPHEA)
Click here to view OPHEA's webinar Making Cents of the Elementary Health and Physical Education Curriculum. In this webinar participants explored ways to integrate financial literacy skills and knowledge within the elementary Health and Physical Education curriculum, grades 4-8. Financial literacy skills are integrated with the living skills and Healthy Living strand in the Health and Physical Education curriculum.

Ontario School Counsellors' Association (OSCA)
This video, developed by OSCA, is composed of 3 main financial literacy topics:  planning, budgeting, and resources. High school students discuss their perspectives on the importance of developing financial literacy skills as they move towards post secondary plans in their chosen pathway. A parent and a graduate student also share their perspectives. The students discuss their plans with experts from several pathways, including university, college and apprenticeship. They also speak to financial planners and a counsellor to gain valuable insight.
Stop and start points have been indicated for each segment in order to enable discussion and to allow it to be used for various audiences.

Ontario School Library Association (OSLA)
This website, developed by OSLA, features interactive lesson plans which can be used in a variety of curriculum areas from grades 7 to 12 including: Business Studies (Finance, Digital Literacy, Productivity Software), Mathematics (Linear Relations),  Social Sciences & Humanities (Research and Inquiry Skills), and English (Media Studies).

Science Teachers' Association of Ontario (STAO)
STAO has developed a 3 lesson series connecting Science expectations to financial literacy. The lessons focus on the following strands: Grade 6: Matter and Energy – Electricity and Electrical Devices, Grade 7: Earth and Space Systems – Heat in the Environment and Grade 9 (Applied/Academic): Physics – The Characteristics and Applications of Electricity.