- FCAC youth financial literacy study
Financial literacy is a fundamental life skill that is needed at all life’s stages. Financial Basics was developed to meet the financial literacy needs of young adults, especially those attending post-secondary educational institutions. Financial Basics was developed by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) and Investor Education Fund (IEF), in collaboration with journalist and author Ellen Roseman.
According to a recent youth financial literacy study conducted by the FCAC, young adults indicated they want more information on budgeting and money management. Now, more than ever, there is a need to provide young adults with the skills and tools they need to manage their finances.
Financial Basics is an interactive, hands-on workshop, where participants will learn how to budget, manage expenses, understand credit and debt management, protect themselves from fraud and save for their future.
Financial Basics workshop resources have been created to enable post-secondary educational institutions and community organizations to offer their own Financial Basics workshops.
The workshop materials are available in both English and French, and the Financial Basics workshop kit includes the following free resources:
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