Financial Literacy Month 2014 Photo Contest

My Financial Literacy Selfie 

The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada is pleased to announce the winners of the #FLM2014 My Financial Literacy Selfie contest. This year’s contest invited Canadians to show off their financial skills by taking a selfie depicting how they were putting their financial literacy skills to use, or how they were helping to strengthen the financial literacy of others.

Visit the Financial Literacy Month Facebook page to view submissions.

Thank you to all who entered.


1st place

Woman giving a thumbs up gesture in front of a calendar, with multiple financial literacy events visible.  

I’ve developed a FLM calendar of events for our students to attend workshops such as budgeting 101 while giving them smart money tips.
—Katrin (Ontario)

2nd place

Woman with card in hand, calculator, coupons and dollar sign made of nickels featured in the background.  

By using my student card while browsing through daily flyers, I receive countless discounts and consequently save money. Every cent counts!
—Melanie (Ontario)

3rd place

Man holding notebook at the grocery store in the vegetable aisle. 

Managing my expenses involves doing my best to stick to my grocery list at the supermarket and avoid impulse purchases.
—Jean Philippe (Ontario)

People’s Choice Award—finalist

Little boy with financial goal and budget featured in background. 

I have saved $826 & want $1000 in my bank by the time I am 9 , in Jan 2015. If I save my allowance & paper route money, I know I can do it!
—Lucas (British-Columbia)

People’s Choice Award—participants

Two girls on stairs outside surrounded by digital graphics depicting financial literacy.  

From excessive spending to smart saving, I’ve started the climb to success through financial literacy and now I’m helping my sister.
—Lindsey and Naomi (Nova Scotia)

Honourable mention

Woman pictured with multiple homemade cleaning and beauty products. 

Here are some of the things I do to apply my financial literacy skills on a regular basis, like making my own cleaning and beauty products.
—Iva (Ontario)

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