Financial Basics

Money management lessons for life

Are you interested in offering a financial literacy workshop in your post-secondary institution, community organization or workplace to help young adults achieve the skills needed to make better financial decisions?

Financial Basics is a financial workshop to help young adults learn about budgeting, saving, credit, investing, fraud prevention and financial planning. Financial Basics was developed by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada and the Investor Education Fund, in collaboration with Ellen Roseman, financial author and journalist.

The workshop materials are available in both English and French and include the following free resources:A Financial Literacy Workshop for Young Adults

For more information on the program please contact us.

Ordering workshop materials

If you have a scheduled workshop or event, you can submit a request for printed copies of the Financial Basics workbooks. All requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 
Please allow 4-6 weeks for order fulfillment.

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"I was very impressed by the Financial Basics Workshop I attended. The Participants Handbook is very informative and provides a lot of useful information."

-Workshop participant


Among young Canadians with student loans, almost 37% report loans of $10,000 or more and about 17% report loans of $20,000 or more.

FCAC's Youth Financial Literacy Study