Youth Online Financial Literacy Training Course

The Children’s Aid Foundation, with support from the Element Financial Youth Capital Program, is implementing a program aimed at helping young people transitioning out of foster care to complete their educational goals, become financially empowered, and build skills and experience in employment preparation and entrepreneurship. As part of this program, the Children’s Aid Foundation is providing funding to Prosper Canada to adapt five modules from Prosper Canada’s existing tool (the Prosper Canada Centre for Financial Literacy online financial literacy facilitator training course) for youth who have been in the care of Canada’s child welfare system.

The five modules chosen for adaptation are:
  • Budgeting
  • Banking
  • Savings
  • Credit, and
  • Debt. 
Prosper Canada has partnered with Seneca College’s Centre for Flexible Learning (cFLEX) and the Ontario Council for Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) for technical development and web hosting of the modules. The Children’s Aid Foundation will collaborate with the Pape Adolescent Resource Centre (PARC) to conduct community-based piloting of at least one of the adapted modules as well as incorporating feedback from the adaptation of the course. 
Prosper Canada and the Children's Aid Foundation look forward to launching the online tool in fall 2016.
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