The buzz around #FLM2015 and #CountMeInCA showed that organizations across the country stepped up to the plate to deliver hundreds of resources, events and workshops to strengthen the financial literacy of Canadians
OTTAWA, Dec. 4, 2015 /CNW/ - This year marked the 5th anniversary of November as Financial Literacy Month in Canada. #FLM2015 encouraged individuals to increase their financial skills and organizations from the public, private and non-profit sectors to offer resources, host workshops and organize events to help strengthen Canadians' financial know-how.
Spearheaded by Canada's Financial Literacy Leader, Jane Rooney, from the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC), #FLM2015 focused on three areas: managing money and debt wisely, planning and saving for the future, and preventing and protecting against fraud and financial abuse.
Throughout the month, the Leader spoke to several thousand people attending 20 events across the country on topics ranging from how to reach youth to the benefits of workplace financial literacy to the importance of measuring and evaluating financial literacy initiatives. In total, 36 organizations contributed 1,480 events to the Canadian Financial Literacy Database.
Highlights from #FLM2015 include:
"This year marked the fifth anniversary of Financial Literacy Month in Canada. What this really means is that we can celebrate 60 months of hard work and some significant accomplishments. I am convinced today, more than ever, that the whole of our efforts is much greater than the sum of our parts. Let's keep up the good work. Let's maintain this energy. Let's all count ourselves in the financial literacy effort all year long."
Financial Literacy Leader,
Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
SOURCE Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
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Video with caption: "We all work hard for our money and that’s why we should try to get the most out of it. But often, we don’t know where to start. Your Financial Toolkit can help!". Video available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPXH3oRx5Zs
For further information: Media Relations, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, 613-941-4168, [email protected]
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