November is Financial Literacy Month! Learn more about why financial literacy is so important and how it affects us every day. Below you'll find a wide variety of resources to help you understand the world of finances and money, learn about the types of financial decisions you can make, and even information for kids about how money and spending works. The best part? It's all free!
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Payday Playday from READ Saskatoon
Southeast Regional Library is excited to partner with READ Saskatoon to bring Payday Playday to your communities! This program is a fun, family-centered program focused on strengthening financial literacy skills and knowledge. Try a giant board game to test your spending habits, assemble a giant floor puzzle to explore career options, build a tower of blocks to learn about credit and debt, make a duct tape wallet, and more!
Find a multitude of resources for all aspects of finances, including:
- Financial Literacy Month campaign - Learn more about this year's theme and find events across the country
- COVID-19: Managing financial health in challenging times
- Your Financial Toolkit - An online learning program providing financial information and tools for adults.
- Managing Your Money - Budgeting, banking, money transfers, insurance, and planning your finances at different life stages.
- Financial Tools & Calculators - Tools to help you choose a bank account and credit card, including budget and mortgage calculators
ABC Life Literacy Canada is a non-profit organization that aims to strengthen organizations that promote adult learning. They cover many areas of literacy, and financial literacy is one of them! Check out these great resources:
- Activate Learning Fall Workshop Series - A virtual workshop series as part of our ABC Activate Learning program, with 2 programs specific to finances:
Monday, November 15 – Ways to save: In this workshop, we’ll explore different ways to save for the future and learn about interest and how it grows. We'll talk about saving for your child's education using a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP), and saving money using a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA).
Friday November 19 – Smart Shopping: In this workshop, we’ll talk all about shopping! Topics include why we shop, how to think about our shopping habits, how to save money with comparison shopping, and ways to make smart buying decisions.
- 5 Financial Literacy Activities for the Whole Family - talking about money as a family is an important part of helping kids develop a healthy relationship with money. To help families improve their financial literacy skills throughout the year, ABC Life Literacy Canada offers five financial literacy activities for the family to do together.
- Spending Plans online course - in this free course, learn how to understand your money situation, calculate your spending over time, and more.
Learn more about what resources CPA has to offer, including:
- Financial Literacy: The Road Ahead (webinar series) - This series by CPA Canada Financial Literacy and its national development sponsor, Canada Life, weighs in on financial hurdles due to the pandemic and the impact on our mental health.
- Financial Literacy Sessions
- Financial Literacy Resources