2016 Canada Money Week
- Leading Organizations:
- Canadian Foundation for Economic Education
- TMX Group
- Participating Organizations:
- Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
- Credit Canada
- Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada
- University of Toronto – Rotman School of Management
- Enactus Canada
- Date of the event:
- 14th - 20th of March
- Total number of children & youth engaged: 2
- Total indirect reach: 20
Canadian celebrations for Global Money Week 2016 centered on the ringing of the opening bell of the TMX in Toronto on March 18th. This event was led by CYFI and the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education, with participation from The Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, Credit Canada, Enactus Canada and the Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman Rotman (BEAR) School of Management (University of Toronto). This was the first time that the opening bell was rung for GMW at the TMX and 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 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
- Date of the event:
- 9th - 17th of March
- Number of youth participants:
All year, Enactus teams across Canada are 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 on the outcomes on their initiatives to see who has been 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 presented on their initiatives. 750 youth were involved in both events with the Regional Champions advancing to the Final Round of the Capital One Financial Education Challenge taking place in Toronto later in May.
The Enactus Chapter from St. Lawrence College (@enactusslc) received particular acclaim for their Manage Your Money Program, which teaches practical financial skills to university students, as well as their FoodCents Program, which involves seminars and cookbooks designed to help young people on very tight budgets eat as healthy as possible
The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada supported Global Money Week through newsletters and social media posting, 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
- Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC)
- Financial Markets Authority in Quebec
- Date of the event:
- 10th – 14th of March
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 understanding financial fraud. FCAC also promoted its financial education resources, including their interactive free 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.
2013 Canada Money Week
Name of organizing entity - Financial Consumer Agency of Canada and 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.