The City

From: Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

The City educational program is no longer available.
The program’s modules will remain available in PDF format on this page. However, FCAC will not update these PDFs except in the case of legislative changes that would affect the accuracy of the content.  

The City is a learning program developed by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) and the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC). It teaches young people financial skills that they can carry with them throughout their lives. 

The resource is ready to use with lesson plans, overheads, income, expense and budget handouts, and a variety of worksheets. Understanding basic concepts such as budgeting and savings, credit and debt, and financial planning will arm students with the tools they need to navigate the financial realities of adulthood.  

To learn more about the program you can view the brochure​ or download the program modules below.

The City: Introduction and reference documents

Module 1: Pre-Assessment

A short pre-test designed to show students what they know — and don’t know — about personal finances.​

Module 2: Lifestyle Reality Check

An interactive worksheet that shows students how their expectations for their future lifestyle match up against their projected income.

Module 3: Welcome to The City

Students get to know fictional characters, which they’ll use to explore various financial situations and documents.

Module 4: Needs, Wants and Priorities

Students discover the difference between needs and wants and how to set spending priorities.

Module 5: Income, Expenses and Budgets

Students research and prepare a realistic budget for their transition from high school.

Module 6: Savings and Banking

Students look at the benefits of starting to save early, banking services they’ll need and how to protect themselves from identity theft.

Module 7: Credit and Debt

Students learn about the role of credit in financial planning and how to manage debt.

Module 8: Insurance

Students peek inside the world of insurance and identify what types of insurance they will need after high school.

Module 9: Investing

The investing world is explored, including the importance of having investment goals and different types of products that exist.

Module 10: My Financial Plan

Students prepare a detailed financial plan for their transition from high school.

Module 11: Post-Assessment

Students revisit the Pre-assessment to see what they have learned.

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