Manitoba Financial Literacy Forum Marks Financial Literacy Month with 2014 “Money Matters” Calendar
Winnipeg, MB; October 31, 2013 — November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada, and the Manitoba Financial Literacy Forum is spreading the word throughout the province with the return of its popular Financial Literacy Calendar for 2014, providing helpful lessons to promote financial literacy and learning all year long.
The 2014 “Money Matters” calendar features information and valuable money-saving resources for young people, families and individuals nearing retirement, including tips on managing debt, reducing the cost and length of a mortgage, talking to children about money, and recognizing potential investment scams.
Beginning November 1, Manitobans can download copies of the 2014 calendar by visiting the Manitoba Securities Commission online at msc.gov.mb.ca. Printed copies are also available for pick-up at all Winnipeg Public Library branches and Assiniboine Credit Union locations, as well as numerous family and resource centres across Manitoba (visit msc.gov.mb.ca for a complete list).
The Manitoba Financial Literacy Forum was created by the Manitoba Securities Commission and Knowledge Bureau as a response to the work accomplished by the Federal Task Force on Financial Literacy. The Forum’s mandate is to improve financial literacy for all Manitobans, and is currently comprised of 50 active members representing stakeholders from the public, private, financial services, credit counselling, and voluntary sectors, as well as individuals, and families and labour organizations.
For more information about the Manitoba Financial Literacy Forum, please contact Ainsley Cunningham, Forum Co-Chair and Manager, Education and Communications for the Manitoba Securities Commission, or Evelyn Jacks, Forum Co-Chair and CEO of the Knowledge Bureau at 204-953-4769 or .
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About the Manitoba Financial Literacy Forum:
The Manitoba Financial Forum has adopted the Federal Task Force on Financial Literacy’s definition of Financial Literacy, which is having the knowledge, skills and confidence to make responsible financial decisions, and its recommendations for the improvement of financial literacy. Forum members have committed to respond to the need for improved financial literacy in Manitoba by:
- Creating a landscape for empowered decision making
- Sharing responsibility for the furtherance of financial literacy in Manitoba
- Leveraging expertise and experience of members
- Encouraging lifelong learning using key teachable moments
- Delivering and promoting programs designed to further financial literacy
- Measuring the impact of the work that we are doing
2014 Financial Literacy Calendar Partners
- Manitoba Securities Commission
- Assiniboine Credit Union
- Investors Group
- Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals (CAAMP)
- Insurance Council of Manitoba
- Manitoba Association of Senior Centres
- Manitoba Finance
- Manitoba Healthy Living, Seniors & Consumer Affairs
- A & O: Support Services for Older Adults
- Knowledge Bureau
- Manitoba Real Estate Association
- Community Financial Counselling Services