Canada

2018 Canada Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Junior Achievement Central Ontario

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • 50 Junior Achievement student-run companies

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 145

NUMBER OF PEOPLE REACHED INDIRECTLY:

  • 21 300

Junior Achievement Central Ontario
On Thursday March 15, during Global Money Week, 145 of our JA Central Ontario Company Program Achievers (aged 14-18) spent a day of their March Break perfecting their sales pitches and developing their entrepreneurial skills at our third annual Youth Entrepreneurship Trade Show presented by DSA Canada. The event hosted at First Canadian Place kicked off with a DSA Sales Workshop where each team's selected sales reps learnt all about the art of the pitch, overcoming objections and closing the sale. (This workshop no doubt made an impact as the students had close to $10,000 in sales in just over three hours!). Students participating in this event were members of various student start-ups created through the Junior Achievement Company Program. In addition to the 145 students on-site there were over 1000 other students who assisted their peers in preparing, budgeting and training for this event. In addition to the support from their peers, students were provided guidance and coaching from incredible professionals in the community who acted as mentors over the course of the 18 week program.


2017 Canada Global Money Week

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For Canadian Global Money Week celebrations children symbolically rang the opening bell of the TMX in Toronto on Tuesday March 28th. This was the second consecutive year that the opening bell ceremony was held at the TMX during Global Money Week to honour the great work done by organizations across the country to advance financial education and Child and Youth Friendly banking in Canada. The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada also supported Global Money Week by increasing exxposure through posting on social media postings and through the National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy.


2016 Canada Money Week

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DATE OF THE VENT:

  • 14th - 20th of March

TOTAL NUMBER OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH ENGAGED:

  • 2

TOTAL INDIRECT REACHED:

  • 20

For the first time the opening bell was rung for GMW at the TMX in Toronto. It called attention to the importance of financial literacy and Child and Youth Friendly banking in Canada. The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada also supported Global Money Week through its newsletter and social media postings, drawing attention to the work of the National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy in promoting financial education for children and youth across the country.

2015 Canada Money Week

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Enactus

DATE OF THE EVENT:

  • 9th - 17th of March

NUMBER OF YOUTH PARTICIPANTS:

  • 750

All year, Enactus teams across Canada were challenged to improve the lives of people in need by developing and delivering projects that teach others relevant financial skills. At the Central Canada Regional Exposition, held in Toronto on Monday March 9th, the first day of Global Money Week, 19 Enactus teams presented the outcomes of their initiatives to see who was able to make the most significant impact on the lives of others through their financial education programs. At the Western Canada Regional Exposition, held in Calgary on Friday March 13th, 17 Enactus teams also presented their initiatives. 750 youth were involved in both events and the Regional Champions advanced to the Final Round of the Capital One Financial Education Challenge which took place in Toronto later in May.

The Enactus Chapter from St. Lawrence College (@enactusslc) received particular acclaim for their Manage Your Money Program, which taught practical financial skills to university students, as well as their FoodCents Program, which involved seminars and cookbooks designed to help young people on very tight budgets to eat as healthy as possible.

The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada supported Global Money Week through newsletters and social media posts, drawing attention to the new Canadian Financial Literacy Database that was launched at the end of 2014. This database provides a comprehensive listing of financial literacy resources, events, tools and information from various youth-serving organizations across Canada, along with publications, interactive tools, webinars and workshops.

2014 Canada Money Week

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DATE OF THE EVENT:

  • 10th – 14th of March

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During Global Money Week 2014, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) informed the public of the importance of financial literacy at the local, national and international level through a press release and social media updates. FCAC sent out notifications on Twitter and Facebook about budgeting, saving, banking and identifying financial fraud. FCAC also promoted its financial education resources, including their free interactive financial education program for youth called The City.

Global Money Week was also celebrated by the Financial Markets Authority in Quebec (Autorité des marchés financiers) through a series of social media updates.

Learn more:

www.fcac-acfc.gc.ca

2013 Canada Money Week

NAME OF THE ORGANIZING ENTITIES:

  • Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
  • Canadian Foundation for Economic Education

DATE OF THE EVENT:

  • 20th of March

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED:

  • 400

PRESS:

  • winniepegfreepress.com
  • CBC TV
  • CBC News
  • heraldonline.com

In Canada Global Money Week was marked by the release of a guide to financial literacy – “Money and Youth” by CFEE. The 15th edition of the book provides a tool also for the parents to be able to play a bigger role in teaching their children about money.