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31 October 2013
We live in challenging financial times – times offering opportunity to some – and significant stress for many others.Read more...
31 August 2013
September 19, 2013, 1:00 to 6:30 pm (EST) - Join the Canadian Institute for Advance Research (CIFAR) for a TED-style symposium of international experts who will share fresh, new insights from their recent discoveries about the factors that affect human decision-making and their impact on our financial, educational, and other important life choices.Read more...
24 June 2013
SEDI was delighted to learn yesterday that the search for Canada's first-ever Financial Literacy Leader is now officially underway. On June 20th, the Honourable Ted Menzies, Minister of State (Finance), took the first step toward fulfilling the federal government’s commitment to appoint a national Financial Literacy leader to spearhead the development of a ...
20 June 2013
The Honourable Ted Menzies, Minister of State (Finance), today announced the formal launch of the selection process for Canada’s first-ever Financial Literacy Leader, to be housed within the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC).Read more...
9 April 2013
Mr. Brian Smith, Project Coordinator from the Carrefour jeunesse-emploi de Côte-des-Neiges, a community charitable organization in Montreal, Quebec, Canada that assists youth with employment, was awarded with the Excellence In Financial Literacy Education Award – Educator, presented by the Institute of Financial Literacy. The presentation was made at their Annual Confe...
28 March 2013
The Honourable Ted Menzies, Minister of State (Finance), today welcomed the Royal Assent of Bill C-28, the Financial Literacy Leader Act. The Act provides for the appointment of a Financial Literacy Leader within the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) to strengthen the financial literacy of Canadians.Read more...
19 March 2013
National charitable organization, Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI), is pleased to announce the receipt of a $10,000 donation in support of its Independent Living Account (ILA) program, from an anonymous fund at the Toronto Community Foundation. The ILA program enables low-income people living in transitional and shelter housing to build the financ...
6 March 2013
March 12, 2013, 3:30-4:30 pm (EST) / 12:30-1:30 pm (PST) - Assets for Independence (AFI) Resource Center will be hosting a webinar as part of its “Tools for Success” series. In this hour-long webinar, you will hear from two representatives of the National Endowment for Financial Education, a foundation dedicated to inspiring empowered financial decision-making fo...
20 November 2012
As part of a series of Financial Literacy Month events, the Honourable Ted Menzies, Minister of State (Finance), participated in the launch of a new report, titled The Case for Financial Literacy, by scholar Jennifer Robson, of Carleton University.Read more...
15 November 2012
 The Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy (CCFL), a division of Social and Enterprise Development innovations (SEDI), today launched The Case for Financial Literacy, a research report providing evidence that financial literacy education is a critical support for low-income and vulnerable Canadians and can make an important contribution to their well-being. “Low...
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