In Canada, November has been declared Financial Literacy Month, and financial literacy is all about MONEY!
A person is financially literate if he or she has the ability to make good choices about how he or she spends their money.
Not sure how financially literate you are? You’re not alone. Many Canadians struggle on a daily basis when deciding how to spend or save their money, pay their bills, or overcome a mountain of debt.
The Literacy Committee partners with local groups to bring financial literacy programming to Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, and Katzie communities. Contact these folks to learn about what they have on the go:
- Each One, Teach One, Vancity Credit Union: a series of workshops taught by Vancity Volunteers that teach individuals about basic money management concepts and techniques. Hosted by local organizations, like Family Education and Support Centre and Fraser Valley Regional Library in partnerships with the Literacy Committee, these workshops are offered free to the public. Watch the Literacy Site for announcements on these workshops.
- Credit Counselling Society: offers credit counselling (phone or in person), online webinars, and great money management tools.
- Money Skills course taught by Family Services of Greater Vancouver and hosted by local agencies is a 4-week program that teaches participants about banking, budgeting, consumerism, and credit.
Interested in hosting a financial literacy workshop? Contact the Literacy Committee to learn how.