Week 4 of #FLM2015 to focus on preventing and protecting against fraud and financial abuse

Financial Literacy Leader invites Canadians and organizations to "count themselves in" #CountMeInCA

OTTAWA, Nov. 23, 2015 /CNW/ - Jane Rooney, Canada's Financial Literacy Leader, invites Canadians to take part in the fourth week of Financial Literacy Month (FLM) by participating in activities that focus on preventing and protecting against fraud and financial abuse. This is a critical life skill and also one of the areas of focus to strengthen Canadians' financial literacy.

Seniors are particularly at risk when it comes to fraud as they may require help from others to manage their finances. FLM is a great opportunity to bring awareness on the subject and to get families and caregivers involved.

Among the many events to which Ms. Rooney will participate this week is a seniors' financial literacy session on November 27, 2015. This session is organized by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Canada in partnership with Caregivers Out of Isolation and the St. John's Public Library.

For a full list of all FLM 2015 events, see the Canadian Financial Literacy Database.

Quick Facts

  • 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 Canada.
  • Everyone is encouraged to take part in the FLM daily challenge on Twitter and Facebook and join the conversation via #FLM2015 and #CountMeInCA.
  • The Canadian Financial Literacy Database is a one-stop source for information that ranges from how to open a bank account, access government benefits, budget and save, to how to protect yourself from fraud. It also offers organizations a platform to promote their tools and resources.
  • The database includes more than 1,000 resources from more than 120 organizations. It also provides Canadians with a list of the financial education activities and events taking place in November across the country. 


"FLM is an opportunity to shine the spotlight on all the great services and resources offered in communities across the country. Together, we can better reach seniors and caregivers and ensure they have access to the tools and information they need to recognize and prevent fraud and financial abuse."

Jane Rooney, Financial Literacy Leader

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Associated Links

Visit ItPaysToKnow.gc.ca/FLM
Like www.facebook.com/FCACan
Follow @FCACan on Twitter
Join the conversation with #FLM2015 and #CountMeInCA


SOURCE Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

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Video with caption: "Video: Cool moves to protect yourself from fraud". Video available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jzwh7B5hikk

For further information: Media Relations, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, 613-941-4168, media@fcac-acfc.gc.ca


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