Financial literacy

Community-Based Learning Opportunities for Aboriginal People, Winner, 2006: Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada (2007)

The Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada (AFOA) is a non-profit organization that helps to build the financial and management practices and skills of Aboriginal people so that they can better manage and govern their communities.

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2013-07-03

Financial Literacy Participant Handbook: Module 5 – Saving (2011)

This document is part of a nine-module workshop, developed by the Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy (CCFL) to train front-line workers in community organizations to deliver financial literacy programs. Other modules in the workshop deal with such topics as the basics of credit; banking and financial services; and budgeting.

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2013-07-02

Financial Literacy Participant Handbook: Module 4 – Banking and Financial services (2011)

This document is one of the resources for a nine-module workshop designed to train front-line staff in community organizations to deliver financial literacy programs. The workshop was developed by the Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy (CCFL).

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2013-06-28

First Nations Financial Management, Financial Literacy and Governance – Presentation by Elainee Eccleston, College of the Rockies [Video – 24:28] (2012)

This video presentation features Elainee Eccleston, an instructor in the business administration department of the College of the Rockies, and a founding member of the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of British Columbia (AFOABC).

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2013-06-20

Financial Literacy Participant Handbook: Module 3 – Budgeting (2011)

This is the third part of a nine-module workshop designed to train community workers to deliver financial literacy programs. The workshop, which can be presented over one or two days, was developed by the Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy (CCFL).

Topics covered include sources of income, categories of expenses, keeping records, setting goals, and budget strategies.

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2013-06-17

Financial Literacy Participant Handbook: Module 2 – Income and taxes (2011)

This document is part of a nine-module workshop, developed by the Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy (CCFL) to train front-line workers in community organizations to deliver financial literacy programs.

In this module, the authors present a variety of learning activities based on two scenarios. The first uses a sample pay stub to help participants learn about terms like gross income, net income, pay period, and income tax.

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2013-06-14

First Nations Financial Fitness: Your Guide for Getting Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise (2011)

Published by the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of British Columbia (AFOABC), this handbook offers information, tools, and resources to help people make informed decisions about money.

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2013-06-13

Financial Literacy Participant Handbook: Module 1 - Exploring our relationship with money (2011)

This document is one of the resources for a nine-module workshop designed to train front-line staff in community organizations to deliver financial literacy programs. The workshop was developed by the Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy (CCFL), a division of Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI).

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2013-06-07

Financial Capability and Poverty – Discussion Paper (2004)

This discussion paper, prepared by Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI) at the request of the Policy Research Initiative (PRI) of the Government of Canada, examines the research and practice of financial literacy as a complementary strategy to asset building.

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2013-06-05

Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs), simply put [Video 1:16] (2012)

This document is housed on the Sun Life Financial server, under Brighter Life.

This short animated video explains the workings of a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), a savings plan that allows individual Canadians to defer paying tax on money to be used for retirement.

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2013-05-31

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