Financial literacy

The Future of Financial Education: Report on the 2011 FCAC-OECD Conference on Financial Literacy (2011)

This report provides a summary of the major themes that arose during a two-day conference on financial literacy, sponsored by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The conference was held in Toronto in May 2011.

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2012-05-07

The Changing Face of Literacy: The Financial Literacy Imperative (2010)

Presentation to the Task Force on Financial Literacy, May 10, 2010

In this presentation to the Government of Canada’s Task Force on Financial Literacy, the president and CEO of the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) outlines the role the CCL could play in enhancing Canadian’s financial skills.

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2012-04-12

Making Change: Using Money to Teach Math [Video - 5:01] (2010)

Featuring Allan Banks, Instructor at the Eastern Shore / Musquodoboit Valley Literacy Network

This short video features Allan Banks, a literacy instructor in Nova Scotia, showing ways to use money to teach both math and life skills.

He uses a web-based game that tests a learner’s ability to calculate the correct change when a purchase is made. However, if a computer isn’t available, the same game can be played using real or play money.

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2012-04-10

Financial Life Skills for Parents and Children (2010)

This fact-sheet offers tips to help parents teach their children money-management skills. The underlying principle is the need for both adults and children to balance income and expenses.

Tips include using a shopping list to reduce impulse purchases; tracking expenses to figure out where the money goes; and splitting income or allowance into categories of spending, giving, short-term saving, and investing.

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2012-01-24

Handbook: RESPs – Learn what you need to know quickly (2011)

This handbook guides parents through the process of setting up a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) to help pay for their children’s postsecondary education.

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2012-01-24

Handbook: The Cost of Borrowing – Learn what you need to know quickly (2011)

In this guide, the authors explain the real costs of various means of borrowing money to pay for something.

They choose an item with a price-tag of $300, then show what a consumer will eventually pay if, instead of cash, he uses a line of credit, overdraft protection, various types of credit cards, or a payday loan to purchase the item.

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2012-01-19

Handbook: Making a Budget – Learn what you need to know quickly (2011)

This handbook provides a straightforward guide to personal budgeting. It includes definitions of income and expenses; an explanation of the difference between needs and wants; and tips for keeping spending under control.

The authors discuss the importance of saving for the future and offer tips for making saving a priority item in a budget.

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2012-01-19

Financial Literacy Resources in Manitoba (2010)

Understanding What is Available

This presentation offers both an introduction to basic money issues and links to a variety of online resources that offer further information.

For instance, the authors begin by explaining that a budget is simply a plan for managing money in order to pay expenses and achieve financial goals. Then they provide links to online resource guides and interactive tools that people can use to set personal budgets.

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2012-01-10

New Brunswick Aboriginal Workplace Essential Skills Curriculum: Course 14 (2010)

Working Math

The New Brunswick Aboriginal Workplace Essential Skills (NBAWES) project was designed to help Aboriginal adults improve their literacy skills and their employability. It builds on existing workplace Essential Skills material to develop a curriculum that meets the specific needs of Mi’kmaq and Maliseet adult learners.

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2012-01-03

New Brunswick Aboriginal Workplace Essential Skills Curriculum: Course 13 (2010)

Math Basics: Money Math

This brief document is part of the curriculum developed through the New Brunswick Aboriginal Workplace Essential Skills (NBAWES) project to help Aboriginal adults improve their literacy skills and their employability. This unit deals with money math.

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2012-01-03

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