High School and Post-Secondary Resources
The following information has been compiled to assist you with educating your students about financial literacy and/or careers as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).
To promote the value of what a CPA designation offers, we have included a selection of brochures, videos, and other resources that will assist your students with making a sound decision about whether pursuing a CPA designation is right for them.
We have also included a wealth of CPA Canada financial literacy resources to assist high schools in preparing their students for financial success.
Become a CPA Resources
Brochures and Presentations
- CPA Manitoba Digital Brochure (mobile and desktop friendly)
- CPA Manitoba printable one-page handout - If you would like printed copies mailed to you, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- What CPAs Do
Request a CPA Manitoba representative/member to speak virtually or in-person at your school – Please send a request at least four weeks in advance to email@example.com including your school name, grade(s), number of students, mode of presentation and possible dates.
CPA Manitoba Member Videos
Value of the CPA designation Videos
CPA Manitoba Foundation High School Scholarships
The 2021 CPA Manitoba Foundation High School Scholarship applications deadline was May 3, 2021. More information on the 2022 applications will be available in the next few months. Visit the CPA Manitoba Foundation High School Scholarships webpage to learn more about the process.
CPA MB & SK High School Excellence Evening
Student Magazine (published by CPA Alberta)
Capitalize Magazine, launched in September 2009, is the career information magazine produced by CPA Alberta. Capitalize introduces students to the Alberta accounting profession, and addresses broader career-related topics and issues.
Financial Literacy Resources
Videos: Earning Income - Meet the Professionals
Learn from various professional on what they do, how they got started and what lead to them making their dreams come true.
Financial Literacy Program School Workshops (Live)
These workshops teach students basic concepts and skills through interactive activities and case studies:
To discuss options for facilitation of any of the listed workshops using a CPA volunteer, or if you have any questions about the Financial Literacy Workshops, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial Literacy Program “Summer Camp” Workshops (Live Webinar Recording, Now Available On-Demand)
Setting SMART goals – recommended for ages 10-15.
The first step to success is to set a goal. This workshop will teach students the value of setting SMART goals. Students will become more familiar with understanding, prioritizing, and learning how to create tangible goals to achieve their dreams. Recommended for ages 10-15.
Money Management Worksheets
Money Management Worksheets will help with various aspects of managing money.
Set SMART goals that are specific, measurable, action-oriented, realistic, time-framed.
Financial Fitness Self-Assessment
Determine how well you are currently managing your finances.
Determine the things in life that are most important to you.
Monthly Budget for Teens
Help teenagers living at home create a monthly budget.
Role Model Self-Assessment
Determine what kind of financial role model you are.
Organize your documents in preparation for filing your taxes.
Cash Flow Organizer
Get a clear picture of your cash flow — what is coming in and what is going out
Net Worth Worksheet
Get a snapshot of what you own (your assets) and what you owe (your liabilities)
Post-Secondary Student Budget
This worksheet will help students accurately estimate the total budget they need
Just the Facts
Just the Facts is a series of financial topics presented in an unbiased, objective and straightforward way to help Canadians learn the basics of managing their money. Topics include:
Paying Off Debt
Additional Financial Literacy Resources
- Calculators and Tools (Government of Canada)
- CPA Canada Financial Literacy Blog
- Introduction to Indigenous Peoples’ Cultures Course
- Free, on-demand online course
- Great resource for students/staff - addresses the need for Indigenous accounting and finance professionals.
- Gain the insight, knowledge, and skills to better understand the perspectives of Indigenous students and communities.