Celebrating Financial Literacy Month with Money Matters

13 September 2017
ABC Life Literacy Canada is gearing up for Financial Literacy Month with Money Matters sessions in communities across Canada. The Money Matters program helps learners develop the confidence, knowledge and skills necessary to talk about their finances and make financial decisions for themselves and their families. 
 
A survey by the Financial Planning Standards Council found that money is a concern for 4 in 10 Canadians, and a constant worry for a third of low-income Canadians. According to a report prepared for the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, higher levels of financial confidence lead to better outcomes associated with day-to-day money and debt management. 
 
Money Matters answers the need for financial literacy education with free, accessible programming for all learners, as well as versions adapted specifically to the needs of newcomers and new Canadians and Indigenous Peoples. The workbooks can be accessed online at ABCMoneyMatters.ca
 
Leading up to Financial Literacy Month, ABC will be hosting webinars for learning centres that would like to bring Money Matters to their communities. Find the right one for your region below: