The Office de la protection du consommateur has worked in partnership with the Autorité des marchés financiers and the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail to develop teaching activities that complement the secondary school Financial Education program. This material is intended to build on the program’s primary competency: Takes a position on a financial issue.

Teachers can choose from activities that propose a variety of learning situations that are adapted to the reality of young people and focus on developing this competency and its components: Assesses the situation, Examines different options, Considers the legal aspects of each option and Puts his/her position in perspective.

The Office activities

Consult the Office's activities that specifically target the following financial issue: Consuming Goods and Services.

Activity « Consuming Goods and Services »

Consuming Goods and Services

The teacher leads a discussion with the class on goods and services consumption. In small groups, students analyze their most recent purchases.

Activity « Issues Associated with My Consumption

Issues Associated with My Consumption

Students learn more about and reflect on various consumer topics of interest to young people through research on credible websites, then present the information they find to other students.

Activity « Consumer Rights and Responsibilities »

Consumer Rights and Responsibilities

Students are informed about consumer rights and responsibilities as well as how to negotiate with merchants. They learn how to draft a formal notice (also referred to as a formal demand or a demand letter) based on a scenario.

Activity « Which Tablet Should I Buy? »

Which Tablet Should I Buy?

Students will carry out every step of a purchasing process to buy an electronic tablet.

Activity « An Ad of My Own »

An Ad of My Own

Students are made aware of how advertising affects us and exercise critical thinking in analyzing the content of advertisements, or ads, and advertising strategies. They go on to develop their own ad campaign.

Activity « What Affects My Credit History? »

What Affects My Credit History?

A range of scenarios will be presented to students, who must explain how their credit history will be tarnished and what they must do to correct the situation or maintain their credit rating.

Activity « Demand the Right Price! »

Demand the Right Price!

Using a checklist and various information tools, students answer an online questionnaire on pricing accuracy and how prices are indicated in stores.

Activity « Test Your Knowledge of Warranties »

Test Your Knowledge of Warranties

Using various information tools, the students answer an online questionnaire on warranties and how to enforce them.

Activity « Ton contrat de cellulaire »

Ton contrat de cellulaire (In French only)

Humorous video about buying a first cell phone.

Ta première voiture

Ta première voiture (In French only)

Capsule vidéo humoristique traitant de l'achat d'une première voiture d'occasion.

Activité « Ta carte de crédit »

Ta carte de crédit (In French only)

Capsule vidéo humoristique traitant de l’obtention d’une première carte de crédit.

Des échantillons « gratuits » qui coûtent cher

Des échantillons « gratuits » qui coûtent cher (In French only)

Les élèves répondent à des questions sur les achats par Internet.

Go to the Office de la protection du consommateur's Teacher Zone to access more activities and teaching material that will help you cover consumer issues in your classroom.

 

Also consult the activities offered by the Office's partners:

Tesaffaires.com, le site jeunesse de L’Autorité des marchés financiers The Teachers page on Tesaffaires.com, the youth site of the Autorité des marchés financiers, presents activities that specifically cover the following financial issues: Entering the Workforce and Consuming Goods and Services.

La Zone Enseignants du site de la Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité au travail The Zone Enseignants page of the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité au travail presents activities that specifically cover the following financial issue: Entering the Workforce (in French only).

Logo du site macontribution.com de Revenu Québec The Revenu Québec website macontribution.com presents activities that specifically cover the following financial issues: Entering the Workforce and Consuming Goods and Services.

Logo RÉCIT de l'univers socialThe RÉCIT de l’univers social

Top of page

Last update : February 12, 2019

Were you unable to find an answer to your question? Please call us.

The information contained on this page is presented in simple terms to make it easier to understand. It does not replace the texts of the laws and regulations.