#FLM2015: Financial Literacy Leader kicks off 5th anniversary of Financial Literacy Month

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November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada; an opportunity for all Canadians and organizations to either host or take part in an activity to increase Canadians’ financial knowledge. #CountMeInCA

November 2, 2015 - Toronto - Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC)

Canada’s Financial Literacy Leader Jane Rooney today kicked off the 5th anniversary of Financial Literacy Month (FLM) by speaking to over 300 attendees at the ABLE Financial Empowerment Conference in Toronto. She also seized the opportunity to introduce two enhancements to the Canadian Financial Literacy Database, a one-stop source for Canadian resources and events.

The first new feature will list sources of funding available to support financial literacy initiatives, while the other will allow organizations to post volunteer opportunities. These two additions will make the database more useful to community groups and non-profit organizations looking for funding programs and volunteers so they can continue to have a positive impact in helping Canadians better manage their finances.

This year’s FLM will focus on three areas: empower Canadians to manage their money and debt wisely, plan and save for their future, and prevent and protect against fraud and financial abuse. It will also provide Canadians and organizations alike an opportunity to share information and tools on, for instance, how to budget, choose a credit card, buy a house, plan for retirement or recognize common scams. 

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“The ABLE Financial Empowerment Conference is a perfect venue to launch this year’s Financial Literacy Month. Throughout all of November, the spotlight is on the importance of financial literacy to the lives of each and every Canadian. And it’s an opportunity to highlight all the great services and resources offered in communities across the country; many of which are represented here today.”

Jane Rooney, Financial Literacy Leader

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