The Student Budget Consultation program provides high school students with an opportunity to learn more about the Government of Quebec’s revenues and expenditures, its public policies and any pressing political and economic issues. Students are asked to share their insights on priorities of the upcoming provincial budget through a survey, and results are shared with the Minister of Finance. Ultimately, the goal is to help youth to build critical thinking skills in financial and civic literacy.
The program covers a variety of themes including financial education, civic education, government procedures, social sciences, personal finances, economics, and media studies. The consultation’s purpose is to increase students’ knowledge of government policies and how they are directly affected, and to generate interest in public affairs, and inspire them to learn more about government finances.
The 2019 project is currently closed, however you can learn more about the program at www.budgetconsultation.quebec