This November marks Canada’s 8th annual Financial Literacy Month (FLM), the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) announced Thursday.
This year’s theme is “invest in your financial well-being,” and each week has a sub-theme, including: “have a plan to pay off your debt” (Nov. 4-10), “make informed decisions” (Nov. 11-17), “start good habits early” (Nov. 18-24), and “take control of your finances” (Nov. 25-30).
On the agenda for the month is a research symposium at the University of Toronto, co-hosted by FCAC and BEAR, the Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman program, as well as many other events.
The month-long celebration is associated with the hashtag #FLM2018. More information on specific events can be found on FCAC’s website.
Separately, IFSE Institute, a provider of financial education for professionals in the financial services sector, announced a new public awareness campaign in support of FLM.
IFSE will share a financial Tip of the Day on its website every day in November, with each tip providing simple suggestions and actionable steps, to help readers think more about their financial well-being and how they can improve it.
Also as part of FLM, the Financial Planning Standards Council is marking Canada’s 10th annual Financial Planning Week from Nov. 18 to 24.