Resources on Financial Literacy

Resources on Financial Literacy: 

May 20th 2016

BCFAN Responding to Ontario Government on Payday Loan

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August 14th 2015

BCFAN Submission Strengthening Consumer Financial Protection

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May 20th 2016
BCFAN Submission on Potential Reductions in the Maximum Total Cost of Borrowing a PDL, May 20, 2016

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28 October 2015
Click here to read “Ottawa’s financial literacy strategy is noble but, it’s not enough,” by Brenda Spotton Visano


12 March 2015
Register for our Financial Counselling for People Living on Low Incomes Webinar – March 26, 2015

Join Liz Mulholland, CEO of Prosper Canada, on March 26, 2015, 11:00 am – 12:00 noon (EST), for an interactive one-hour webinar to discuss findings from a new report looking at emerging ideas on best practice in financial counselling for people living on low incomes.

The report, Financial Counselling for People Living on Low Incomes: International Scan of Best Practices, summarizes research undertaken in response to growing demand from low-income consumers for personalized financial support to help them tackle financial challenges like debt, difficulty accessing benefits, and financial planning for the future. Different jurisdictions have taken different approaches to meeting this demand, but practitioners and other experts in Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia share some similar views when it comes to their thoughts on best practice.

Liz will explore key findings from the report and their implications for future work in this area.

Register now

Please direct inquiries to:
Julie McFayden
Tel: 416-665-2828 Ext. 231
jmcfayden@prospercanada.org


13 Nov 2015

Strengthening Consumer Financial Protection
– an open letter to Ontario’s Minister of Government and Consumer Services regarding fringe financial services.

The Power of Collaboration: 


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November 12th 2014

BCFAN at National Credit Week

The Black Creek Financial Action Network was at Yorkgate Mall engaging local residents on the importance of financial literacy and managing credit. This event was one of many happening during National Credit Week throughout Canada.

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June 19th 2013

Black Creek Financial Action Network sponsored a presentation by John Stapleton about Retiring on a Low Income on June 25, 2013. John’s work challenges mainstream thinking about retirement for people on a low income, and has suggestions from a practical as well as policy level to increase financial awareness and planning for seniors.

To find out more about CPP/OAS & Guaranteed Income Supplement see:

John Stapleton’s presentation – Retiring on a low income
John Stapleton’s website: http://www.openpolicyontario.com