Resources on Financial Literacy

November 2019

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:

November 2019

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

October 2019

WomanACT conducted research into women’s experiences of financial abuse in the Toronto area.

 Hidden in the Everyday draws on qualitative data gathered through surveys and focus groups with service providers and in-depth interviews with survivors. This report examines the experiences and impacts of financial abuse as well as the challenges in confronting it and the opportunities to prevent and address it.

October 7, 2019

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.

July 31, 2019

OSAP Fact Sheets

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July 5, 2019

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.

May 2019

United Way Great Toronto: Rebalancing the Opportunity Equation report.

April 2019

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

November 4, 2018

Symposium Fosters a Conversation About Fair Banking For All Canadians

October 12, 2018

Everybody Banks – A Conversation about Fair Banking for all Canadians

September 19, 2018

OSAP Resourcing Student Debt Solutions – FAQs and FACT SHEETS

May 20th 2016

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

August 14th 2015

BCFAN Submission on Strengthening Consumer Financial Protection

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

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: