Real financial scenarios. Real outcomes.
Learners develop the skills to solve real financial problems in their own lives.
Forward Vision Games (FVG) is an educational technology company and social enterprise. FVG creates financial simulation games that teach the financial skills needed for the Future of Work. FVG has focus on Economic Reconciliation and creating pathways for Indigenous learners to shine.
We work with schools, entrepreneurship programs and Indigenous teams to implement programs that create capacity in people, businesses and communities. Our games are experiential, action-oriented and designed to help learners make better financial decisions in their own lives.
Our games are successfully used in high schools, post secondary, and training organizations. We are can be played in class, through distance learning, or in combination. We are here for you, whatever the school year brings.
Meet The Team
President and Founder
Meaghan has a background in finance and over 7 years experience working on Bay Street as a trader for major banks & financial institutions. She has a passion for financial capacity building, the Capital Markets and the growing Indigenous economy. She is focused on making a major social impact while building a strong company.
Joel is a developer who likes to experiment with new technology and expand his knowledge base. He come from a server side area of expertise. He has a passion for gaming, gaming design and user journeys.
Advisor and Consultant: Game Design
Alan is Professor of Game Design at Fanshawe College. He has deep expertise in both game design as well as significant international teaching experience.
Martin is a full stack server side developer with over 20 years of experience, much of it spent gathering skills in FinTech. He has a depth practical knowledge of server side development, front-end web development, databases & data modelling, systems integration, quality control and network & hosting infrastructure.
Advisor: Government Relations
The Hon. Monte Solberg, P.C., is a current Principal of New West Public Affairs in Calgary. He was a Member of Parliament from 1993-2008. He is a former federal cabinet minister having served as Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and as Minister of Human Resources and Social Development. He contributed to positive changes in Skills Development, Employment Insurance, Post-Secondary Education Funding, and Aboriginal Housing.
Advisor and Consultant: Curriculum Design
Joe is a leading Canadian innovation & education expert. he founded the EdTech Cluster at Mars Discovery District. Joe has a deep background and experience in curriculum design & start up advisory. He taught high school level physics and science and was nominated for the Premier’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2009. He won the T. Eta Award of Excellence in 2002 for his work teaching with University of Toronto’s Science Outreach. He has worked in exhibit and curriculum design for the Ontario Science Centre, The Royal Ontario Museum and the American Museum of Natural History.
Riyaz is an award winning designer with extensive experience in print and digital media. He brings valuable industry knowledge from the non-profit and educational sectors.
Research & Pedagogy
Our game deepens student learning and engagement by leveraging scenario-based learning, an approach in which learners gather information and evidence to solve problems related to a narrated storyline.
Within our game, learners gather information and solve problems related to the management and growth of a small business. By presenting students with a pre-existing scenario, rather than requiring that they leverage personal examples, we help to level the playing field among learners from different financial backgrounds. This help to reduce the cognitive bias associated with learning financial literacy among learners from low-income families.
Our game engages learners in financial literacy education through discovery-based learning, an approach that encourages learners to learn by discovering, problem-solving, and doing.
When using our game, students learn and discover new concepts in financial literacy independently through game-play. This learning is supported by instructor feedback, clarification, and examples. In the delivery of our game, we partner with instructors to effectively scaffold learning, by providing suggested lesson plans, presentations and worksheets.