Consumer education

Financial Literacy for Ontarians project – Yes Employment Services: Community-based Financial Literacy – Learning Together [Video 4:00] (2013)

This video shows how a community employment services centre in North Bay, Ontario, is using a workshop developed by the Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy (CCFL) to help its clients.

The CCFL trains front-line workers in community organizations to deliver financial literacy programs covering such topics as credit, banking and financial services, and budgeting.

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2014-02-06

Special Money Matters broadcast for Financial Literacy Month, November 25, 2013 [Video - 59:13] (2013)

Hosted by ABC Life Literacy Canada

This document is housed on the VVC Network server.

This special broadcast was recorded at one of the campuses of George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, to mark Financial Literacy Month 2013.

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2014-02-05

Couples and Money (2009)

This brief document is one in a series developed by Money Mentors, a not-for-profit credit counselling and money management organization based in Alberta.

The authors note that money can cause conflict in any relationship, and it can be a challenge when two people merge into one household. But, with some planning and communication, conflict can be reduced.

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2014-02-05

15 Ways to Start Thinking Financially (2013)

This fact sheet offers practical suggestions for building financial literacy skills.

The suggestions deal with a broad range of topics, including budgeting; distinguishing between needs and wants; and organizing financial records.

The authors have also included links to government programs that help parents save for their children’s education.

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2014-02-04

Your Financial To-Do List (2009)

This fact sheet offers a 10-point plan for getting personal finances in order.

The suggestions include tracking spending; calculating net worth; getting a copy of any credit reports; developing an emergency fund; starting a savings account; checking interest rates; shopping for deals; and contributing to a retirement fund.

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2013-11-26

Talking with Children About Money (2013)

A resource for families, schools, and family literacy programs

This financial literacy resource is designed for families, schools, and family literacy programs. It covers a wide range of topics, including earning money; bank accounts; paying bills; and the difference between wants and needs.

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2013-11-21

Money Matters: Financial literacy program – Unit 1 (2013)

This document is one of the resources for Money Matters, a program that sees volunteer tutors from the TD Bank go into community learning centres to teach numeracy and financial skills. The program was developed in 2011 by ABC Life Literacy Canada.

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2013-11-20

Saving Strategies – Saving Made Easier (2009)

In this fact sheet, the authors present nine practical suggestions for saving money.

The suggestions include focusing on one or two areas to cut back on; setting tangible goals, like saving for a specific item; setting up an automatic withdrawal for savings; going on a savings “crash diet” for a month; and saving small change in a jar.

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2013-10-16

Your Financial Toolkit: Helping Canadians Build Financial Literacy [Video 2:47] (2012)

This short video introduces a financial toolkit designed to help people become more confident about managing their finances.

The toolkit is written in clear language, and is available in English or French either online or in a printed format. It contains basic financial information, along with worksheets, quizzes, checklists, and other tools.

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2013-10-09

Understanding Your Credit Report and Credit Score (2012)

Credit reporting agencies track how individuals use credit cards and loans, and how they pay their bills, then use this information to create each person’s credit report and credit score. Lenders use these reports to decide whether they will lend someone money, and how much they will charge that person to borrow.

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2013-10-09

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