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: https://www.mcgillpersonalfinance.com/
The Budget Planner has been developed by FCAC and incorporates in part the Budget Calculator Spreadsheet under license from Credit Counselling Society. https://itools-ioutils.fcac-acfc.gc.ca/BP-PB/budget-planner
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
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. https://abcmoneymatters.ca/learners/
United Way Great Toronto: The Opportunity Equation Report. https://www.unitedwaygt.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/The_Opportunity_Equation_Report_FINAL_low-res.pdfhttps://www.unitedwaygt.org/file/2019_OE_fullreport_FINAL.pdf
TD Bank report: Pervasive and Profound: The Impact of Income Volatility on Canadians. http://td.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=19518&item=135877
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:
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.
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:
- Fair Canada (Outlines Scholarship Plans and RESPs)
- CCFL Facilitator Network Map
- The Little Black Book of Scams
- Low Income Retirement Planning in Canada: living in a different world
- Financial Inclusion Inventory
THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK OF SCAMS: Your guide to protection against fraud