What is Financial Literacy Month

November is Financial Literacy Month (FLM). Under the leadership of the Financial Literacy Leader, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) helps coordinate the efforts of, and increase collaboration between, organizations from the private, public and non-profit sectors to strengthen the financial literacy of Canadians and empower them to:

  • manage money and debt wisely
  • save for the future
  • understand their financial rights and responsibilities

Strengthening the financial well-being of Canadians is the vision of the National Strategy for Financial Literacy—Count me in, Canada.

Throughout November, organizations and individuals from across the country are encouraged to host and participate in events and share resources aimed at helping Canadians learn how to manage their personal finances successfu lly.

A complete list of financial literacy events and res ources offered by Canadian organizations is available in the Canadian Financial Literacy Database . During FLM, FCAC promotes the November calendar of events.

What is the theme of Financial Literacy Month 2018

This year’s theme is “Invest in your financial well-being”. The goal is to encourage Canadians to take control of their finances and reduce financial stress by making a budget, having a savings and debt reduction plan, and understanding their financial rights and responsibilities.

Throughout the month, FCAC will feature weekly sub-themes. They will bring attention to the benefits of basic money management practices with more specific weekly focuses. They are:

Week 1 (November 1 to 3)  Invest in your financial well-being
Week 2 (November 4 to 10) – Have a plan to pay off your debt
Week 3 (November 11 to 17) – Make informed decisions
Week 4 (November 18 to 24) – Start good habits early
Week 5 (November 25 to 30) – Take control of your finances

Tangerine Bank is hosting not 1 but 2 twitter parties!

Retirement Planning Twitter Party
Date: November 15, 2018 at 8:00pm ET
Host: @TangerineBank
Guest: Caroline Cakebread @CCakebread, Pension Expert
NO RSVP | $500 in Prizing



Control Your FinancesTwitter Party
Date: November 15, 2018 at 8:00pm ET
Host: @TangerineBank
Guest: @RobinTaub, Financial Literacy Advocate
NO RSVP | $500 in Prizing



This post was sponsored by Tangerine Bank. As always opinions are our own.