FCAC recognized for financial wellness by Canada Awards for Excellence 

News release

November 6, 2018
Ottawa, ON 

The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) is pleased to announce that it received a Certificate of Merit in Financial Wellness in Toronto today from Excellence Canada as part of its Canada Awards for Excellence program. Each year, Canada Awards for Excellence recognizes Canadian organizations in all sectors for their outstanding achievements in improving the living and working conditions of their employees.

Financial wellness is defined by Excellence Canada as a combination of financial health, financial well-being and financial literacy. 

Excellence Canada evaluated FCAC and other organizations according to criteria, such as the improvement of organizational performance, the culture of a healthy workplace, and a new standard for financial health. Over 600 outstanding organizations have been recognized so far for meeting the highest standard of quality, excellence, innovation and healthy workplace.


“For me, a healthy workplace is an environment conducive to the psychological, physical and financial health of all employees. A flexible place where we feel respected, supported and valued, and where we have opportunities for both personal and professional growth. To receive this award for the characteristics I value most within a working environment is tremendously gratifying”.

Lucie Tedesco
Commissioner, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

“I'm honoured to be receiving this award on behalf of FCAC, especially during Financial Literacy Month. I am pleased that FCAC is being recognized for providing our employees with the proper support to improve their financial wellness, which is essential to our mandate of strengthening the knowledge, skills and confidence of Canadians to help them make good financial decisions. We know that making good financial decisions helps to reduce stress and improve one’s overall well-being.”

Jane Rooney
Financial Literacy Leader, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

“I would like to congratulate FCAC in supporting and implementing financial wellness related programs in the workplace. The Excellence Canada team was impressed by many of the activities and best practices they witnessed while conducting an on-site assessment. I am pleased that the Agency is one of the first organizations in Canada to adopt the standards and requirements developed by Excellence Canada. FCAC will serve as a role model for other Canadian organizations in the area of excellence.”

Kathryn Cestnick
Vice-President, Excellence Canada

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