November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada. During Financial Literacy Month, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada engages with Canadians and works together with organizations across the country to help strengthen the financial literacy of individuals and families.
This year, Financial Literacy Month will focus on the renewed National Financial Literacy Strategy, and the importance of building financial resilience in challenging times and a digital economy. The campaign theme Make change that counts! aligns with the theme of the National Strategy and its call to action to make changes to the financial ecosystem to ensure it is accessible, inclusive, and effective for all Canadians.
Throughout the month, messages will focus on the following sub-themes based on the National Strategy’s key building blocks that have been proven to help consumers develop the skills, capacity and behaviours that lead to financial resilience.
Week 1 (November 1 to 6): Managing expenses to keep up with bills and credit commitments
Week 2 (November 7 to 13): Managing debt to feel in control of your overall debt situation
Week 3 (November 14 to 20): Managing savings to prepare for financial shocks and unexpected expenses, and achieve your financial goals
Week 4 (November 21 to 30): Navigating the financial marketplace with knowledge and confidence