Financial literacy committees and networks

The Financial Literacy Leader is working closely with the following committees and networks to implement the National Strategy for Financial Literacy—Count me in, Canada.

National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy 

Financial Literacy Leader Jane Rooney is seeking influential individuals from the public, private and non-profit sectors across Canada to join the National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy. Interested individuals can apply online​ until 11:59 p.m. on July 21, 2016.

The National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy provides advice to the Financial Literacy Leader on the development and implementation of a national strategy for financial literacy. The members of the National Steering Committee act as champions of the strategy, provide leadership within their sectors, and engage broad stakeholder communities in working to advance the strategy’s goals and priorities. They also report to the Financial Literacy Leader on progress in their sectors. 

Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson and Financial Literacy Leader Jane Rooney announced the membership of the National Steering Committee in Toronto on July 30, 2014. The 15 members selected from more than 100 applicants represent a broad range of public, private and non-profit organizations from across Canada. Among the members are financial education leaders experienced in working with priority groups such as seniors, Aboriginal Canadians, newcomers, youth and low-income Canadians. 

Members of the National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy​ are:

The Steering Committee meets at least three times a year. The initial term of appointment is two years. Members may be reappointed at the discretion of the Financial Literacy Leader. 

Interdepartmental Committee on Financial Literacy

The Interdepartmental Committee on Financial Literacy is chaired by the Financial Literacy Leader. Composed of representatives from federal government departments and agencies with an interest in financial literacy, the Committee meets quarterly to: 

  • contribute to the implementation of the national strategy for financial literacy
  • facilitate information sharing with federal departments and agencies
  • identify gaps and opportunities to collaborate and coordinate on financial literacy initiatives across federal departments and agencies
  • facilitate an integrated approach that seeks to embed financial literacy in federal government programs, policies and training
  • increase efficiency by resolving overlapping initiatives and avoiding duplication of effort
  • engage stakeholders in research and discussion on financial literacy. 

Member organizations include:  

  • Bank of Canada 
  • Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation 
  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation 
  • Canada Revenue Agency 
  • Canada School of Public Service 
  • Competition Bureau 
  • Department of Finance Canada
  • Employment and Social Development Canada—Canada Student Loans Program 
  • Employment and Social Development Canada—Program Policy Development 
  • Employment and Social Development Canada—Seniors and Pensions Policy Secretariat
  • Employment and Social Development Canada—Social Policy Directorate 
  • Employment and Social Development Canada—Workplace Partnerships Directorate 
  • Financial Consumer Agency of Canada 
  • Global Affairs Canada 
  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada—Digital Policy Branch 
  • Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada—Office of Consumer Affairs 
  • Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada—Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy 
  • Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada 
  • Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions 
  • Public Health Agency of Canada 
  • Public Services and Procurement Canada—Receiver General Modernization 
  • Service Canada 
  • SISIP Financial Services 
  • Statistics Canada 
  • Status of Women Canada

​Financial literacy networks

In recent years, networks have sprung up across the country to advance financial literacy. Organizations have come together to harness their resources and work collaboratively toward a common goal, sharing information and best practices for the benefit of their community.  

To add your network to this list, please contact us​.​​​​​​