Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Financial Literacy

The purpose of this course is to help Indigenous youth develop the attitudes, skills, and knowledge to achieve success in school, daily life, and the future workplace.

About the Program

This program helps children to learn how to be financially literate so they can form positive life-long money relationships. Through discussion and a variety of learning activities, students explore ideas and skills related to starting a business.

The course is structured so that it can be woven into classroom teaching, while meeting provincial and territorial learning outcomes. The complete lesson plans support teachers to present information in a dynamic and interactive way.

  • 30

    educators trained

  • 250

    learners who have completed the courses

  • OVER 232

    textbooks sent to schools

The Impact

Eighty hours of lessons nurture creativity, independence, and problem-solving among students of all abilities, with every aspect seamlessly complementing what they are already learning, grounded in Indigenous ways of knowing.

Our Role

In response to requests from partners, in 2021 MFI created new classroom materials for the elementary context. Teachers can integrate these supplementary lesson plans into the regular curriculum. This model is flexible and fun, designed to meet the needs of younger children. With training from dedicated MFI staff, certified teachers feel equipped to introduce business and finance content to Grade 6 to 9 students.

Explore MFI’s virtual learning hub called The Training & Resources for Early Education & Schools (TREES) Network. TREES is a space for delivering and accessing culturally appropriate training, professional development, resources, supportive circles and peer mentorship opportunities for Indigenous and non-Indigenous learning professionals working with Indigenous children, students and families.