Resources on Financial Literacy

The McGill Personal Finance Essentials course is available in English and French and aims to enhance participants’ knowledge and skills related to their own personal finances:

The Budget Planner has been developed by FCAC and incorporates in part the Budget Calculator Spreadsheet under license from Credit Counselling Society.

Read Toronto’s Vital Signs Report 2019/2020 compiled from current statistics and studies, serving as an ongoing consolidated snapshot of the trends and issues affecting quality of life in our city.

OSAP Fact Sheets

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Money Matters, free, introductory financial literacy program designed for adult learners. If you want to learn on your own there are a number of resources.

United Way Great Toronto: The Opportunity Equation Report.

TD Bank report: Pervasive and Profound: The Impact of Income Volatility on Canadians.

Symposium Fosters a Conversation About Fair Banking For All Canadians

Everybody Banks – A Conversation about Fair Banking for all Canadians

OSAP Resourcing Student Debt Solutions – FAQs and FACT SHEETS

BCFAN Responding to Ontario Government on Payday Loan

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

BCFAN Submission on Strengthening Consumer Financial Protection

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

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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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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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: