Financial Literacy Leader

Jane Rooney

Jane Rooney was appointed Canada’s first Financial Literacy Leader on April 10, 2014. Her mandate is to engage, collaborate and coordinate activities with stakeholders from the public, private and non-profit sectors, including academics and educational institutions, in order to support and contribute to initiatives that strengthen the financial literacy of Canadians.

Message from the Financial Literacy Leader 

I am honoured to have been appointed Financial Literacy Leader and I’m looking forward to collaborating with stakeholders from across the country to strengthen Canadians’ financial knowledge and confidence. 

My role is to develop and implement Canada’s national strategy for financial literacy. I welcome the challenge and the opportunity to broaden the scope of what we—in the public, private, academic and non-profit sectors—can do together to help raise financial literacy levels in Canada. By working together, I am confident that we will achieve great results. 

As Financial Literacy Leader, I a​m proud to be working closely with the National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy. Members of the Committee provide input and advice on implementing the national strategy. They also ensure effective coordination across the public, private and non-profit sectors to advance the national strategy within the sector each member represents. 

I am also pleased to chair the Interdepartmental Committee on Financial Literacy, composed of representatives from interested federal government departments and agencies. It serves as a forum to:  

  • strengthen the interdepartmental dialogue on financial literacy
  • identify opportunities for collaborating to enhance the financial literacy of Canadians
  • support future policy development.

I am delighted to be able to continue to work with the various financial literacy networks that have flourished across the country in the past few years. They each have an ear to the ground, making their input and contribution extremely valuable.

I look forward to working on the implementation of Canada’s first national strategy for financial literacy with all who are committed to strengthening the knowledge, skills and confidence of Canadians and their ability to make responsible financial decisions. Much good work has already been done. By further coordinating our efforts to achieve common goals, we can make significant progress.

Jane Rooney
Financial Literacy Leader