Building a Foundation for Effectiveness: Findings on Financial Literacy Evaluation in Canada 2012 (2012)

This paper outlines a project undertaken by the Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy (CCFL), a division of Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI), a charitable organization that works with community groups to expand economic opportunities for Canadians living in poverty.

Carried out between November 2010 and September 2012, the Financial Literacy Evaluation Project (FLEP) brought together financial literacy practitioners, funders, researchers, and policy makers to begin to develop and test practical, cost-effective tools to promote and support the monitoring and evaluation of community-based financial literacy programs.

FLEP included national consultations; a literature review; the creation of a monitoring and evaluation tool set, and pilot testing of those tools; the writing of a “how to” evaluation resource; and the launch of a web-based strategy for disseminating information gained through the project.

The authors note that there is increasing demand across Canada for community organizations to offer financial literacy programming for low-income people. At the same time, funding for such programs is limited. Evaluation plays an important role in enhancing learning, improving practice, strengthening accountability, and demonstrating results.

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Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy (CCFL). Building a Foundation for Effectiveness: Findings on Financial Literacy Evaluation in Canada 2012 2012. Web. 9 Aug. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/ccfl/building_foundation_effectiveness/building_foundation_effectiveness.pdf>
Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy (CCFL) (2012). Building a Foundation for Effectiveness: Findings on Financial Literacy Evaluation in Canada 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/ccfl/building_foundation_effectiveness/building_foundation_effectiveness.pdf
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