Conference Program: Day 1

National Financial Literacy Conference 2014, Strenghtening financial literacy through collaboration - Nov.6-7, 2014 

Below are the Conference program and the presentations given by our speakers. The presentations appear in the language they were delivered in, unless otherwise indicated. Please note that not all speakers had formal presentations.

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Pre-conference – Wednesday, November 5, 2014

​​19:00-21:00
Welcom​e Reception
Pavillion Ballroom
3rd floor ​

Kick-off your conference experience by joining us for our opening night welcoming reception. This is a perfect ​opportunity to meet new people and discover interesting programs and initiatives offered by various organizations from across the country. All conference delegates are invited to attend. ​​​

 
Day 1 – Thursday, November 6, 2014​​

7:30-8:30
Grand Ballroom Foyer

Registration / Breakfast​

8:30-9:05
Grand Ballroom AB

CONFERENCE OPENING

Master of Ceremony: Mr. Preet Banerjee

First Nations Welcome

Welcoming Remarks ​

​​​​Moving the Dial on Financial Literacy: Working Together for Success

Building a more financially literate Canada relies upon the involvement of many. The conference's introductory remarks will stress the importance of collaborating and sharing responsibilities, research and best practices to move the dial on financial literacy indicators. Reflecting t​​his cooperative spirit, delegates will be given a first look at findings from the 2nd Canadian Financial Capability Survey, conducted in spring 2014, shedding light on the state of Canadians' financial abilities and behaviours. Also, the results of recent public consultations on seniors' financial literacy issues will be shared.

9:05-10:15
Grand Ballroom AB

PLENARY: Personal Stories: Financial Learning That Resonates

Panel Discussion

Which financial literacy initiatives have made people money savvy? And how? During this panel, several Canadians will share their first-hand experiences with managing money and how they benefitted from a financial education program. The program, in each case, is a multi-stakeholder effort – illuminating how private and non-profit organizations have come together for great impact. Success stories like these offer useful lessons that can be applied to future financial literacy projects and partnerships. 

Moderator: Mr. Rob Livingston, President, Visa Canada

Panellists:

10:15-10:45
Grand Ballroom Foyer​
NETWORKING BREAK / EXHIBITOR FAIR (Grand Ballroom CD)

10:45-12:00
Grand Ballroom AB

PLENARY: Before and After Skills: Measuring Program Effectiveness

Panel discussion

Perhaps the biggest challenge in the field of financial literacy is assessing whether a financial education program has motivated people to become better savers, better investors and better money managers. This session looks at some of the latest research and tools to measure such programs effectively. 

Moderator: Mr. Tom Hamza, President, Investor Education Fund 

Panellists:

12:00-13:00
Grand Ballroom Foyer

NETWORKING LUNCH / EXHIBITOR FAIR (Grand Ballroom CD)

13:00-13:30 Grand Ballroom AB

PLENARY: For Youth, By Youth: The ‘Manage Your Money’ Project 

Special Session

A team of post-secondary students at Enactus St. Lawrence College has created a dynamic and proven financial education program called Manage Your Money (MY$), which is delivered over five weeks to Crown Wards from Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington in Kingston, Ontario.  (P​DF, 16,035 KB).​
Video 1, video 2, video 3​

Presenters:

  • Kate Armstrong
  • Nicolus Blunt
  • Emilie McIntosh​

13:30-15:00 Grand Grand Ballroom AB and Junior Ballroom (3rd floor)

 FACILITATED ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

Roundtable discussion

Toward a National Strategy: Have Your Say

The Government of Canada is consulting Canadians in shaping the development of a national strategy for financial literacy, and these roundtables offer a chance to provide input. Led by an independent facilitator, conference delegates will be asked to voice their ideas about how best to reach and engage the following audiences: children and youth; and adult Canadians. Whether you bring fresh thinking or tried-and-true formulas to the table, these discussions will be dynamic, thought-provoking – and ultimately help guide the path ahead.​

Introduction by: 

15:00-15:30
Grand Ballroom Foyer 

 NETWORKING BREAK / EXHIBITOR FAIR (Grand Ballroom CD)

  15:30-17:00

Grand Ballroom AB and Junior Ballroom (3rd floor)

 

Roundtable discussion​

FACILITATED ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS: Toward a National Strategy: Have Your Say (continued)

The Government of Canada is consulting Canadians in shaping the development of a national strategy for financial literacy, and these roundtables offer a chance to provide input. Led by an independent facilitator, conference delegates will be asked to voice their ideas about how best to reach and engage the following audiences: children and youth; and adult Canadians. Whether you bring fresh thinking or tried-and-true formulas to the table, these discussions will be dynamic, thought-provoking – and ultimately help guide the path ahead.

Introduction by: 

17:00-19:00 Pavillion Ballroom

3rd floor 

Networking reception – Launch of National Financial Literacy Resource 

Catch the unveiling of a powerful, all-Canadian resource on financial literacy. During this networking reception, conference delegates will get an inside look at the new resource filled with educational materials, tools and events offered by private, public and non-profit organizations across Canada.


 
Visa
Platinum Sponsor 
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