Financial literacy

The Case for Financial Literacy: Assessing the effects of financial literacy interventions for low income and vulnerable groups in Canada (2012)

This report was commissioned by the Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy (CCFL), a division of Social and Enterprise Development innovations (SEDI), to assess what is known about the impact of financial literacy programs for vulnerable Canadians and to determine future directions for research, policy, and practice.

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2013-01-16

Tips About Low-Cost Bank Accounts (2012)

This brief document, prepared by the federal government’s Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC), is filled with tips to help people select a low-cost bank account.

The authors begin by explaining the features of a low-cost account, which include the use of a debit card and the absence of charges for deposits. Other features, like the number of debits included in the monthly rate, can vary from one bank to another.

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2012-12-14

Saving for Independent Living: John A. MacDonald, participant of SEDI's Independent Living Account program [Video - 3:32] (2010)

Founded in 1986, Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI) is a Canadian nonprofit organization that helps low-income earners gain financial independence through financial literacy, asset building, and entrepreneurship.

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2012-12-04

Essential Skills and Finances (2012)

This fact sheet offers examples of how Essential Skills are required to help individuals handle their finances.

For example, numeracy is needed to calculate costs or savings, or to develop a balanced budget. The skill of writing is needed to apply for a loan or a scholarship, while oral communication is used to talk to a financial planner.

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2012-11-19

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.

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2012-11-15

Money Matters: Making money make sense [Video - 2:57] (2012)

In this video, a student and an instructor at a neighbourhood learning centre explain how the Money Matters program fits into overall learning there. The program, established in 2011, sees volunteer tutors from the TD Bank Group go into learning centres to teach financial skills.

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2012-11-07

Money Matters at Hutton House in London, Ontario [Video 2:27] (N.D.)

Developed in 2011, the Money Matters program sees volunteer tutors from the TD Bank Group go into community learning centres to teach numeracy and financial skills.

This video focuses on the response to the program when it was presented at a centre in London, Ontario, that supports people with disabilities.

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2012-11-06

Kids want to talk about money management [Video - 3:26] (2012)

This short video is one in a series about financial literacy prepared by ABC Life Literacy Canada, with funding from TD Bank Group and Government of Canada.

The narrator points to a recent survey showing that only one-third of youth reported that their parents talked with them regularly about financial matters. However, young people both want and need to discuss those issues with their parents.

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2012-11-01

Submission to the Task Force on Financial Literacy (2010)

The Task Force on Financial Literacy was established in 2009 by the Government of Canada to consult with individuals and organizations across the country on how best to address the gaps in Canadians’ financial knowledge.

In this presentation to the task force, the authors begin by noting that a lack of financial literacy strikes hard at those already made vulnerable by poverty and unemployment.

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2012-07-13

Opening a Personal Bank Account: Understanding Your Rights (2011)

This brochure offers important information for anyone who wants to open a personal bank account.

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2012-05-08

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