About SaskMoney

SaskMoney is a one-stop-shop for educators working to increase the financial literacy skills of their students. This Saskatoon Industry Education Council (SIEC) program is built by teachers to provide resources and activities that connect directly to 42 modules in Saskatchewan’s Financial Literacy 20/30 curriculum.

Educators

The SIEC acknowledges the following Saskatchewan educators who helped assemble these resources:

Aaron Adair

Saskatoon Industry Education Council

Margot Arnold 

South East Cornerstone School Division

Chantelle Bear

Saskatoon Tribal Council

Albert Couture

Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools

Bill Fahlman

Saskatoon Industry Education Council

Dylan Hart

Regina Public Schools

Shona Iverson

Saskatoon Public Schools

Cindy Lowe

Chinook School Division

Barbara McKinnon

Ministry of Education

Derrick Morin

Saskatoon Public Schools

Connie Perrault

Regina Catholic Schools

Janet Uchacz-Hart

Saskatoon Industry Education Council

Arden Wipf

Saskatoon Public Schools

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Our History

The Saskatoon Industry Education Council (SIEC) started the SaskMoney (formerly Money $ense) financial literacy program in the Spring of 2019. As the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education was piloting a new Financial Literacy 20/30 curriculum, the SIEC set a goal of creating a program where teachers in the province could easily gather content for instruction that is directly connected to curricular outcomes. 

In the summer of 2019, with the draft curriculum as a guide, the SIEC gathered a team of 11 educators to assemble activities and resources to support middle years (grades 7-9) teachers wanting to integrate the new curriculum into their Practical and Applied Arts instruction. The writing team’s focus was chosen to support 13 modules in the curriculum that are suggested for middle years classrooms. This writing group also prepared supplementary resources to support teachers who use the Money Fair program, part of the national Talk With Our Kids About Money initiative. 

Throughout the 2019-2020 school year, educators across the province accessed the program via the SIEC’s website, and many teachers attended virtual and in-person PD sessions to gain an understanding of the activities and resources while also learning best practices for financial literacy instruction. 

As the province’s curriculum was finalized, the SIEC expanded their program in the summer of 2020 by assembling a second group of teachers to work with 29 core modules that are taught solely to secondary students who choose to take the Financial Literacy 20/30 course. When combined with the initial writing group’s work, SaskMoney now features 42 modules-worth of activities and resources that can be used in classrooms across the province as well as remote learning and homeschool situations. November 2020 is the launch date for all activities and resources, so teachers across Saskatchewan will have access to a hub of information to guide their planning and instruction. 

To support teachers who are new to this content, the SIEC will continue to offer professional development sessions (in-person and virtual) to empower teachers who are new to teaching this course and, perhaps, lacking confidence in the subject area. Again, these sessions focus on how to use the SaskMoney program, as well as sharing best instructional practices to ensure that youth are engaged in such an important topic.
The SIEC is always looking for partners to help create content and/or participate in our events! If you or your organization would like to get involved, please fill out a contact form.

Professional Development Services

SaskMoney offers professional development sessions for teachers who are instructing Financial Literacy curricula! If teachers could use some extra support instructing the Financial Literacy 20/30 course in middle years or secondary schools, please use the contact form below and check the box to arrange an in-person or virtual PD session!

Contact SIEC

The SIEC is always looking for partners to help create content and/or participate in our events! If you or your organization would like to get involved, please fill out a contact form.

Phone: (306) 683-7773
Fax: (306) 657-3999
Saskatoon Industry Education Council
441 Witney Ave. N.
Saskatoon, SK S7L 3M6

SaskMoney is a one-stop-shop for educators working to increase students’ financial literacy skills.

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