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12 years of Financial Literacy Month

With four in 10 Canadians reporting that money is a daily concern, and a third of low-income Canadians reporting that they worry about money almost constantly, financial literacy is a skill that helps improve confidence around financial decisions. Download: Financial Literacy Statistics

After a few difficult years, many Canadians are finding themselves struggling financially more than ever. Through Financial Literacy Month, Canadians can leverage information and support from various non-profits and government agencies to better understand their finances. When Canadians are better able to understand finances, they become more confident, and ultimately make better decisions about their money.

“Financial literacy is now more important than ever given the economic situation being faced by Canadians,” says Mack Rogers, Executive Director of ABC Life Literacy Canada. “We are pleased to be actively participating in Financial Literacy Month again this year to help adult learners improve their confidence around money, while also providing helpful resources to the literacy community.”

ABC Life Literacy Canada is proud to offer a number of initiatives, including a free 5-part webinar series and the introduction of the new Spending Plans course on the ABC Skills Hub online learning platform. Part of the Money Matters program, the webinar series is targeted at adult learners to help them better understand their finances, and will cover topics such as creating a budget, building credit and avoiding online scams.

Money Matters is a free introductory financial literacy program for adult learners, developed with support of founding sponsor TD Bank Group (TD) over 10 years ago when Financial Literacy Month was first celebrated. The program is full of learning activities that can be adapted according to the needs of individual groups and delivered across Canada through workshops, which are often led by local TD volunteer tutors.

“Continuing to support Canadians with access to tools and programs that build financial knowledge, like Money Matters, is even more important in today’s climate,” Andrea Barrack, Global Head, Sustainability and Corporate Citizenship, TD Bank Group. “Through the TD Ready Commitment, the Bank’s global corporate citizenship platform, we are dedicated to helping thousands of people make sense of their finances and improve their financial literacy skills.”

For more information about the Money Matters program, to book a workshop, or to access free financial literacy resources, such as this ‘Money Words Vocabulary Sheet‘, visit www.abcmoneymatters.ca.

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e-Learning Videos: Financial Basics

These eight e-learning videos complement the Financial Basics workshop material. They are an easy and accessible alternative way to boost financial knowledge and plan a more secure financial future. You can use them as part of a Financial Basics workshop, or watch them on your own.

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TLE is pleased to bring back to CDC Vimont: Money Matters, a financial literacy program developed by ABC Life Literacy Canada in partnership with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (Education Savings Community Outreach – ESCO) and Founding Partner TD Bank Group.

Money Matters session

The goal of Money Matters is to increase the numeracy and financial literacy skills of Canadian adult learners leading to increased confidence in dealing with their personal finances and making appropriate financial decisions.TD Bank volunteers will attend a tutor training session with Darlene in the spring before meeting with the students.

What does Money Matters look like? Each session includes discussion questions, real world examples and activities. Money Matters workbooks and calculators are available for all learners taking part in the sessions. If you would like to see or borrow a Money Matters kit please contact us at TLE.