Financial Literacy Leader invites Canadians and organizations to "count
themselves in" #CountMeInCA
TORONTO, Nov. 9, 2015 /CNW/ - Jane Rooney, Canada's Financial Literacy
Leader, kicked off the second week of Financial Literacy Month (FLM) today at the launch of Credit Education Week, in Toronto. The
Leader underscored the importance of learning how to manage credit and
debt, especially for young people. Credit Education Week is a
foundational part of a national effort to strengthen financial
literacy. Credit Canada Debt Solutions, the not-for-profit charity that
hosts Credit Education Week, is a long-time supporter of FLM.
Managing money and debt wisely is the focus of the second week of this
year's #FLM2015. During this week, the Financial Consumer Agency of
Canada (FCAC) is focusing its promotions on tools that help Canadians
make smart choices about spending, credit and debt, such as its
interactive budget calculator, its credit card selector tool and
activities that help teach children about money.
Ms. Rooney will participate in several FLM events throughout the week.
She will speak at the Fall Summit of the Saskatchewan School Boards
Association in Saskatoon on November 10. During her address, Ms. Rooney
will underscore the importance of financial literacy for empowering
Canadian youth and families to determine their financial future, which
supports the economic well-being of all Canadians. She will also speak
at the launch of the Saskatchewan Financial Literacy Action Group in
For a full list of all FLM 2015 events, see the Canadian Financial Literacy Database.
2015 marks the 5th anniversary of November as Financial Literacy Month in Canada as
proclaimed by the Canadian Parliament.
FLM 2014 featured 1,266 workshops, seminars and other events. Events
were held every day of November, in every province and territory in
Everyone is encouraged to take part in the FLM daily challenge on
Twitter and Facebook and join the conversation via #FLM2015 and
2015 is also the 9th year for Credit Education Week, part of a national effort to raise financial literacy awareness and
the importance of proper credit education. Hosted by Credit Canada Debt
Solutions, this year's theme is "Cheap versus Frugal," focusing on
helping Canadians reach their financial goals. Credit Education Week is
hosted by Credit Canada Debt Solutions.
The Saskatchewan School Board Association is now in its 100th year of operation. Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall and Minister of
Education Don Morgan will also address its Fall Summit.
The Canadian Financial Literacy Database is a one-stop source for tools, resources and events on how to make the
best financial choices, including fun games and quizzes to help parents
teach their children how to make smart decisions about spending and
saving. It also offers organizations a platform to promote their tools
The database includes more than 1,000 resources from more than 115
organizations. It also provides Canadians with a list of the financial
education activities and events taking place in November across the country.
Organizations are encouraged to submit their financial literacy
activities and events slated for November 2015 in the database via the input tool.
"By working with the provinces and territories, we have an opportunity
to help prevent future financial problems that many go through on their
way to learning about how to manage their money. Financial literacy is
a chance for young people to learn before they make costly mistakes. It
is a chance for us to start today to create a generational change for
Jane Rooney, Financial Literacy Leader
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Join the conversation via #FLM2015 and #CountMeInCA
SOURCE Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
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