Meaghan has a degree in finance and worked as an equity trader/market maker for major Canadian banks and investment firms for over 7 years on Bay Street. She was a trader during the financial crisis and saw first hand what happens when governments, businesses and financial institutions do not understand financial risk. She also realized that the same issue is true with people. They struggle with financial decisions due to a lack of understanding of financial risk.

Meaghan is very passionate about financial literacy, the capital markets, and aboriginal issues. She started and launched Forward Vision Games based on the core belief that the financial world has changed and we need to change how we teach it. Forward Vision Games builds cloud based financial simulation games to teach foundational financial skills to people in an engaging and impactful way. The company focuses on building financial capacity in aboriginal youth and First Nation communities.

Forward Vision Games is a member of the Work & Learn cluster at the Mars Discovery District in Toronto, a leading center for innovation in education in Canada.

Q&A with Meaghan

Favourite subject in high school?
Civics
 
Favourite junk food?
Dark chocolate
 
What was the first concert you ever went to?
Janet Jackson!
 
Who would play you in a movie about your life?
Christina Hendricks or Marion Cotillard
 
What did you buy with your first paycheck?
A hockey stick