Media Release: Saskatoon Industry Education Council Launches SaskMoney Website

November 09, 2020
Saskatoon, SK – As part of Financial Literacy Month this November, the Saskatoon Industry Education Council (SIEC), in partnership with the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce and the Saskatchewan Business Teachers Association, is pleased to announce the launch of SaskMoney.ca. The website is a one-stop shop for educators working to increase students’ financial literacy skills. This SIEC program is built by teachers for teachers and will provide resources and activities that connect directly to 42 modules in Saskatchewan’s Financial Literacy 20/30 curriculum.
 
“The students of Saskatchewan are the real winners with this website. Anything that can help teachers deliver solid and current content is something we support. We thank the SIEC for their dedication to making financial education a priority," said an Executive for the Saskatchewan Business Teachers Association (SBTA).
 
SaskMoney.ca allows teachers and community members to find lesson ideas and resources to support financial literacy instruction. A live website tour will be offered on November 10th at 3pm. Community members can register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pjx-AikpQESH-ycKTgLung
 
“Launching SaskMoney.ca will provide our educators the tools they need to teach financial literacy to our young people,” said Janet Uchacz-Hart, Saskatoon Industry Education Council Executive Director. “It is imperative that youth develop knowledge and skills to manage money effectively throughout all parts of their life.”  
 
SIEC is a proud member of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce and along with the SBTA, the three organizations continue to collaborate on furthering financial literacy in schools across the province.
 
“Financial literacy, particularly during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, is essential for giving our youth the tools they need to succeed in the future. Part of building this success is providing teachers with the resources and knowledge to help students become financially empowered. We’re excited to support the SIEC as they launch this important new tool for financial literacy,” said Steve McLellan, Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce CEO.
 
Find more information on Financial Literacy Month (#FLM2020) events and workshops on saskmoney.ca.
 
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The Saskatoon Industry-Education Council (SIEC) is a bridge between Saskatchewan’s career opportunities and Saskatoon area youth. Through a partnership among business, secondary and post-secondary schools, unique hands-on career exploration events and programs are designed and delivered to students, helping them find a career that connects their passion and natural talents with current and future workforce needs. For more information on the SIEC, please visit https://www.saskatooniec.ca/.
 
The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce serves as the voice of business and represents the interests of over 10,000 individual businesses, industry associations, and local chambers across the province through its chamber network. For more information on the Chamber, please visit www.saskchamber.com.
 
The Saskatchewan Business Teachers’ Association is a provincial organization that presents a strong, united voice for business education issues in Saskatchewan. The SBTA is directed by executive members. Members consist of practicing educators, associated members, and superannuated teachers. These people are dedicated to preparing, providing, and supporting quality business education programs. For more information on the SBTA, please visit https://sbtaonline.ca/.
Contact:
Steve McLellan, CEO
smclellan@saskchamber.com, (306) 352-2671

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