Archived - Harper Government Consults on National Strategy for Financial Literacy

June 17, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario – Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

Today, Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson and Minister of State (Seniors) Alice Wong joined forces with Canada's Financial Literacy Leader Jane Rooney to launch consultations on a proposed strategy to help improve the financial literacy of Canadians. Recognizing the unique and often significant challenges faced by near and current seniors, the first phase of consultations will focus on seniors. Additional phases will follow with an emphasis on low-income Canadians, Aboriginal peoples, newcomers to Canada, and children, youth and adults.

The proposed blueprint, Toward a National Strategy for Financial Literacy – Phase 1: Strengthening Seniors' Financial Literacy, is intended to encourage discussion and invites comments from all Canadians on ways to bolster the financial literacy of seniors and those approaching this phase of their lives. Stakeholders from the public, private and non-profit sector will take part in in-person sessions across the country. All Canadians are encouraged to submit comments on the blueprint by mail or email by July 15, 2014.

Meagan Murdoch
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of State (Finance)
1-613-996-7861

Earl Maynard
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of State (Seniors)
1-613-953-1144

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
Media Relations
1-613-941-4168
media@fcac-acfc.gc.ca

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