2021 Building better financial futures challenge

The Building Better Financial Futures Challenge is a post-secondary student paper competition designed to promote the creation of actionable, evidence-based, solutions to current challenges faced by vulnerable communities. These challenges may be related to personal finance, financial consumer protection, and/or financial literacy (e.g. managing debt, budgeting, saving money, navigating the financial marketplace).

The identified problems (and their solutions) can range from those faced by individuals (e.g. mental or behavioural barriers to financial well-being) to those faced by populations (e.g. socioeconomic or technological barriers). Papers may be submitted from post-secondary students in any department or academic discipline, so long as they propose a solution to a personal finance, consumer protection, and/or financial literacy problem.

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National student paper competition title: Building better financial futures challenge

Deadline for submission: April 30, 2021

Where to submit: Competition@fcac-acfc.gc.ca

Outcome: Selected authors (1 graduate paper; 1 undergraduate paper) will have their papers published by the Government of Canada, and will be given the opportunity to present their paper to government officials and collaborators/stakeholders in the financial literacy and consumer protection communities (assisted by FCAC staff).

Please direct any questions or concerns to the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) at the following email: Competition@fcac-acfc.gc.ca.

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