November is Financial Literacy Month, a great time to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence that are needed to make financial decisions.
“Learning about finances is not always the most exciting thing, especially for youth, but it’s undeniably important for succeeding in life. We are thrilled to integrate Forward Vision Games into our learning curriculum to provide an interactive and engaging way of preparing youth for their financial goals,” says Andy Garrow, Director of Youth Development at Katimavik.
Katimavik Youth Services prepares young adults for achieving their personal and professional goals through volunteer service, experiential learning, and an introduction to post-secondary education. Katimavik focuses on providing 21st century skills, such as leadership, entrepreneurism, civic engagement, and financial literacy. Currently, the organization is partnering with Cree Regional Authorities and Tlicho Government to pilot Indigenous Youth in Transition projects involving young adults aged 18-30 years old from those communities.
In an effort to provide these young adults with the tools they need to understand their finances, Katimavik has partnered with Forward Vision Games to offer a unique and fun learning experience.
Forward Vision Games (FVG) develops fun cloud-based financial simulation games to teach foundational financial skills through experiential learning. Key outcomes of the program include financial decision making, understanding financial risk, understanding what financial success is and the skills to create it in each individual’s life. FVG has a focus on Indigenous learners and is passionate about breaking down the barriers they face in acquiring financial knowledge. FVG harnesses the engagement of gaming to allow participants to develop the necessary skills to succeed and excel within the complex financial world we all live in.
“FVG is thrilled to partner with Katimavik, a group deeply committed to advancing 21st century skills and inclusive participation on programming. Katimavik’s keen focus on measurable outcomes is something FVG always looks for when creating a partnership”, says Meaghan Daly, President and Founder of Forward Vision Games.
Katimavik participants will complete the financial literacy training with Forward Vision Games on November 26th and the results will provide valuable feedback for improving the game delivery and for future financial education initiatives.
“When it comes to learning about money, making the experience fun and engaging produces good results. The partnership between Katimavik and Forward Vision Games is a great example of harnessing the power of play to strengthen the financial literacy of young adults, which is an essential life skill.” – Jane Rooney, Financial Literacy Leader, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada.
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