Media

News Releases

  • Task Force sets out first-ever National Strategy to improve Canadians’ Financial Literacy (February 9, 2011) – Canada’s Task Force on Financial Literacy today made public its report to the federal Minister of Finance, recommending urgent action on a national strategy to strengthen Canadians’ financial literacy.
  • Canada’s Financial Literacy Task Force releases summary of public consultations
    (September 22, 2010) – The Task Force on Financial Literacy today released a summary of its nationwide public consultations with Canadians. The document, entitled What We Heard, is a summary of the presentations, submissions and comments Canadians made to the Task Force during its public consultations in every Canadian province and territory, which wrapped up in May 2010.
  • Task Force on Financial literacy kicks-off public consultation sessions across Canada
    (April 6, 2010) – The Task Force on Financial Literacy begins its cross-Canada public consultations today in Vancouver, British Columbia and simultaneously in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. The sessions will feature presentations by groups and individuals representing a cross section of Canadian society, including the private, public and voluntary sectors.
  • Task Force Email Newsflash: Deadlines to register for public sessions
    (March 23, 2010) – The deadlines for registering to appear at the public sessions of the Task Force are coming up fast! For Vancouver, Yellowknife, Calgary, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg, the deadline has been extended by two days to accomodate demand from late registrants. The new deadline is this Thursday, March 25, by 5:00 p.m., local time.
  • March 23 deadline to register for public sessions in Vancouver, Yellowknife, Calgary, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg
    (March 16, 2010) – The Task Force on Financial Literacy today confirmed that March 23 is the deadline to register to make a presentation to the Task Force during its public sessions in Vancouver, Yellowknife, Calgary, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg during the week of April 6-9.
  • Canadians have their say on financial literacy
    (February 22, 2010) – Canada’s Task Force on Financial Literacy kicked off an extensive national consultation process with the release of a consultation document exploring key issues about how Canadians make financial decisions.
  • Minister of Finance Launches Task Force on Financial Literacy
    (June 26, 2009) – The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, today announced the establishment of Canada’s Task Force on Financial Literacy to help create a cohesive national strategy to support initiatives across Canada aimed at improving financial education.

Messages from the Chair and Vice Chair

  • Message from Donald A. Stewart, Chair, and L. Jacques Ménard, Vice-Chair of the Task Force on Financial Literacy
    (May 27, 2010) – The Task Force on Financial Literacy has completed its public consultations. Throughout April and May, the Task Force visited every province and territory, and met face-to-face with 175 organizations and individuals in 14 communities across Canada.
  • Message from Donald A. Stewart, Chair of the Task Force on Financial Literacy
    (September 18, 2009) – To start, the Task Force is reviewing international developments as well as the Canadian experience. To capitalize on the knowledge we bring from academia, business, community organizations, education, media and the voluntary sector, we have been working in small teams. This efficiently builds on members’ strengths. Each of our four working groups is focusing on a set of highly relevant issues and reporting back to the Task Force as a whole.

Events

  • Presentation by Don Stewart at Whitehorse Pension Meeting
    On December 18, 2009, Don Stewart, Chair of the Task Force on Financial Literacy, spoke at a meeting of the Finance Ministers of Canada on pensions, in Whitehorse. This presentation accompanied his remarks.
  • Presentation by Don Stewart at Advocis Symposium
    On November 23, 2009, Don Stewart, Chair of the Task Force on Financial Literacy, spoke at a symposium entitled, “The Future of Financial Services Distribution in Canada,” hosted by the Financial Advisors Association of Canada (Advocis). This presentation accompanied his remarks.

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