As it turns ten, Financial Literacy Month is more important than ever
November 9, 2020
From: Honorable Mona Fortier, Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance
This November marks the 10th anniversary of Financial Literacy Month, and as we continue to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, this year it takes on new significance.
Every aspect of our daily lives, and quality of life, has been impacted by the pandemic—from our health and our workplaces to how we spend our leisure time. Overcoming the challenges caused by this crisis requires the work and resolve of every level of government, every community, and every Canadian. Our government remains committed to supporting Canadians through our emergency support measures and targeted investments. We will do whatever it takes to bridge Canadians to the other side of this pandemic. Financial literacy can help Canadians navigate these uncertain times, and access important resources available to them.
Whether you are a student setting financial plans in motion to join the labour market, or you are a senior planning for a safe and dignified retirement, financial literacy tools can help ensure everyone has the support they need. Financial literacy offers important skills for well-being from learning to protect against fraud, to planning for your future.
For this year’s Financial Literacy Month, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada is helping Canadians manage their money in challenging times. Taking small steps today can make a difference in your finances tomorrow. Learn more about Financial Literacy Month and consider signing up for the next event:
- November 19: "It’s Your Money – Make It Count" – A free webinar targeted at post-secondary students and recent graduates interested in learning more about managing their money, delivered in partnership with the Canadian Bankers Association
Financial literacy benefits individuals and their families, it benefits our communities, and it benefits our entire country.
Our government remains focused on getting people the help they need today, while finding solutions that improve the quality of life of Canadians in the months and years to come. Together, we can contribute to our economic recovery and build back a stronger, more resilient Canada.
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