The topic in this great article by Barbara Bowes is something that is sure to have already affected many lives, with many more affected parties to come!
What are your thoughts, do you anticipate the opportunities, or dread the skills gap that’s sure to result?
No matter your stage in life, it’s important to keep the stats in mind: many are living from pay cheque to pay cheque now, when they could be taking action and planning accurately to avoid having to work through the retirement years.
Is it time for you to take action?
Brian Denysuik, President & CEO of Creditaid, Manitoba’s largest independent credit counselling agency, had the pleasure of attending two events today with the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada.
The first event was the launch of the senior’s strategy for financial literacy. The seniors’ strategy, Strengthening Seniors’ Financial Literacy, is the first phase of the national strategy for financial literacy. Its publication follows a series of consultations with a broad range of public, private and non-profit organizations as well as individual Canadians. The strategy sets out goals relevant to increasing the financial literacy of seniors. More information can be found here.
Kevin Sorenson, the Honorable Minister of Finance and Jane Rooney, our National Financial Literacy Leader were in Winnipeg for this event.
The event provided the opportunity to participate in a stakeholder consultation session on strengthening the financial literacy of specific priority groups. Stakeholders in attendance were able to offer feedback and commentary to both Jane Rooney and Minister Sorenson.
It was evident that financial literacy is a critically significant issue for our federal government.
Please refer to Toward a Financial Literacy Strategy for Priority Groups for more information on the strategy goals.
Brian Denysiuk will also be attending the by-invitation-only National Conference on Financial Literacy, to be held in Vancouver in November.
Longtime readers of our blog will undoubtedly recall our work with the St. Amant Centre.
We are incredibly honoured to work with the dedicated members of the St. Amant and Winnipeg communities who have come together over the years to lend their support to this extremely worthy cause, which acts as a resource for Manitobans with developmental disabilities and autism.
On September 27th, Creditaid teamed with a number of local businesses, including title sponsor National Bank, to present the St. Amant Free the Spirit Festival. Our staff were on hand and ran the bean bag toss for St. Amant residents and the general attending public. Both our crew and the participants had a great time at our booth.
The management of Creditaid would like to take this opportunity to thank its staff and their families for helping out at this event. Together, we raised over $175,000 for the Centre.
Congratulations to everyone – your hard work is showing off and the St. Amant Centre is the beneficiary of your dedication.