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.