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The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) announced the members of the financial literacy research subcommittee for 2018 to 2020 on Tuesday.

The group of professionals will build on the National Research Plan on Financial Literacy, which was developed by the subcommittee during the past two years.

Members will be in charge of creating evidence to inform the implementation of Canada’s National Strategy for Financial Literacy, while continuing to establish Canada as an international leader in financial literacy research.

Bruno Lévesque, director of education of research and policy with the FCAC, will continue to serve as chairman of the subcommittee. The remaining members include:

  • Jerry Buckland, Menno Simons College
  • Karen Duncan, University of Manitoba
  • Andrea Hasler, Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (George Washington University)
  • Jodi Letkiewicz, York University
  • Allison Meserve, Prosper Canada
  • Pierre-Carl Michaud, HEC Montreal
  • Nicole Robitaille, Queen’s University
  • David Rothwell, Oregon State University
  • Bettina Schneider, First Nations University of Canada
  • Dilip Soman, behavioural economics in action at Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto)
  • Brenda Spotton Visano, York University
  • Jiaying Zhao, University of British Columbia

“The objective of refreshing the composition of the subcommittee is to ensure fresh ideas and genuine representation of the social realities within our country,” says Lucie Tedesco, commissioner with the  FCAC, in a statement. “What remains constant is the FCAC’s firm commitment to all Canadians, including populations who are most vulnerable to financial struggles — and who stand to gain the most from understanding and acting on their rights and responsibilities as financial consumers.”