Financial Literacy Month
Date posted: November 2, 2015
November is Financial Literacy Month!
This year’s theme is “Count me in, Canada” underlining the fact that building financial literacy in Canada needs the involvement and coordinated efforts of the public, private and non-profit sectors.
Earlier this year, the National Strategy for Financial Literacy – Count me in, Canada was released and outlined three goals – to help Canadians: manage money and debt wisely, plan and save for the future, and prevent and protect against fraud and financial abuse.
Why not start this year’s Financial Literacy Month by taking the financial literacy self-assessment quiz from the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, to take a look at your own financial literacy and knowledge. An Ipsos Reid survey in 2011 for ABC Life Literacy Canada found that six in 10 Canadians said they could use help with their financial management skills, including 73 per cent of those aged 18 to 34.
Need to improve or refresh your financial literacy? The Canadian Financial Literacy Database is a collection of resources and events on financial literacy – a one-stop source for information on budgeting, saving, investing, fraud prevention and more. There are 154 events listed for BC during November.
Keep reading our blog this month for more about financial literacy.