About the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE)
The Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE) is a federally chartered, non-profit, non-partisan, charitable organization that works to support improved economic, financial and enterprise capability in Canada. CFEE was founded in 1974.
Please visit CFEE’s website for more information and many more resources – www.cfee.org
CFEE originally worked with The Globe and Mail and a variety of sponsors to produce, print, and distribute a hard copy version of The Classroom Edition in the 1990s. The high cost of production and circulation, however, led to its cancellation some years later.
About five years ago, CFEE and the Investor Education Fund, working with The Globe and Mail, resurrected The Classroom Edition in an online version. The response was very positive from educators and we climbed to about 5,000 registered users without a great deal of promotion.
Subsequently, the IEF turned its resources to other directions and Scotiabank stepped up as our new Classroom partner. In discussions with the leadership of The Globe, and our new supporting partner, we decided to totally redesign the Online Classroom Edition – providing additional content and features for teachers.
The new edition launched on March 1, 2014. Rather than being a monthly posting, as was the case in the past, the Classroom Edition will be constantly changing with some new material posted on a daily basis.
Eventually Scotiabank reallocated its support to CFEE’s “Talk With Our Kids About Money” program and IG Wealth Management came on board as our new partner.
Recently, IG Wealth Management shifted its support to the work CFEE is doing with seniors.
Such changes and shifting is common when working with corporate partners as their priorities and areas of focus change.
CFEE is now looking to engage a new sponsor for the NextGen/Classroom Edition.
We very much encourage teachers to provide us with feedback and suggestions and we would welcome teacher contributions to the site. We want the site to be a valuable reference and support tool for teachers related to many aspects of education.
We hope you find the site and its resources to be of value.