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20 March 2014
Finance Canada has just posted a joint brief prepared by SEDI, the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network, Momentum Calgary, SEED Winnipeg and St. Christopher House in Toronto, in response to Finance Canada’s Consultation Paper on the Financial Consumer Protection Framework. This submission was developed collaboratively with assistance from Professor Jennifer Robson at...
17 December 2013
The results are in and three young Canadians will be spending the holidays taking advantage of their well-deserved prize following the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) second Financial Literacy Month (FLM) video contest.Read more...
5 December 2013
If your organization is a charity or non-profit interested in supporting and promoting financial literacy and serves low-income and otherwise economically disadvantaged persons and groups in Canada, then this funding opportunity may be of interest to you. The TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund is currently soliciting applications for its next round. To be eligible for con...
11 November 2013
For the majority of Canadians, appropriate and affordable financial products and services are readily available. However, a growing number of Canadians face seemingly insurmountable obstacles to gaining access to this system...Read more...
31 October 2013
We live in challenging financial times – times offering opportunity to some – and significant stress for many others.Read more...
31 August 2013
September 19, 2013, 1:00 to 6:30 pm (EST) - Join the Canadian Institute for Advance Research (CIFAR) for a TED-style symposium of international experts who will share fresh, new insights from their recent discoveries about the factors that affect human decision-making and their impact on our financial, educational, and other important life choices.Read more...
24 June 2013
SEDI was delighted to learn yesterday that the search for Canada's first-ever Financial Literacy Leader is now officially underway. On June 20th, the Honourable Ted Menzies, Minister of State (Finance), took the first step toward fulfilling the federal government’s commitment to appoint a national Financial Literacy leader to spearhead the development of a ...
20 June 2013
The Honourable Ted Menzies, Minister of State (Finance), today announced the formal launch of the selection process for Canada’s first-ever Financial Literacy Leader, to be housed within the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC).Read more...
9 April 2013
Mr. Brian Smith, Project Coordinator from the Carrefour jeunesse-emploi de Côte-des-Neiges, a community charitable organization in Montreal, Quebec, Canada that assists youth with employment, was awarded with the Excellence In Financial Literacy Education Award – Educator, presented by the Institute of Financial Literacy. The presentation was made at their Annual Confe...
28 March 2013
The Honourable Ted Menzies, Minister of State (Finance), today welcomed the Royal Assent of Bill C-28, the Financial Literacy Leader Act. The Act provides for the appointment of a Financial Literacy Leader within the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) to strengthen the financial literacy of Canadians.Read more...
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