Life skills

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

Dealing with Debt – Finding the Right Credit Counselling Agency (2009)

This fact sheet, aimed at people who are facing problems with debt repayment, is one of a series prepared by Money Mentors, a non-profit credit counselling and money management organization based in Alberta.

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2013-10-07

Dealing with Debt – Roll Down Your Debts (2009)

Many people budget a certain amount each month for the repayment of debts, but are puzzled that their debt load doesn’t decrease as quickly as they had expected. In this brief document, the authors present a strategy that won’t cost any more per month, but allows an individual to see real progress in debt reduction.

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2013-10-04

Communication Skills – Instructional Resource (2012)

This instructor’s manual is part of the “Career – Life – Work” series produced by the NWT Literacy Council.

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2013-10-04

Going to the Doctor: You can do it! (2010)

Written in clear language, this guide helps to make dealing with the health-care system a less intimidating experience.

The authors cover such topics as when to go to the doctor; making and keeping appointments; preparing for an appointment; answering the doctor’s questions; and taking prescribed medications correctly.

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2013-10-01

Following the Success: Promising Workplace Learning Practices in Marginalized Youth Employment (2009)

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A great deal of research literature deals with the barriers to employment faced by youth on the margins of society. This document describes a project carried out in 2008 to learn more about the relationship between workplace learning practices, employment, and the success of marginalized youth.

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2013-09-24

How should our schools teach kids about money? [Video - 4:14] (2012)

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

This video, part of a series dealing with a variety of financial issues, features an interview with Gary Rabbior, president of Canadian Foundation for Economic Education.

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2013-09-23

Case Study: Integrating Essential Skills for Success – Youth Live (2011)

Youth Live was launched by the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) in Nova Scotia as a job and life skills development program for young people at risk, aged 16 to 30, offering them the opportunity to earn money and gain hands-on experience working in various business initiatives that protect the environment and provide services to the community.

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2013-09-19

Term insurance, simply put [Video - 0:56] (2012)

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

This brief video, part of a series exploring a variety of financial issues, explains the concept of term life insurance.

The narrator explains that with term life insurance, coverage is in place for a specific period of time. It provides a fixed annual payment for a given number of years.

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2013-09-11

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