Minister of Finance Launches Task Force on Financial Literacy

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. “Our economy is built on millions of everyday financial decisions by Canadians,” said Minister Flaherty. “Recent events have shown us […]

Members of the working group

Donald A. Stewart is Chief Executive Officer of Sun Life Financial Inc. Originally from Scotland, Mr. Stewart joined Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada in London, England, in 1969. He emigrated to Montreal in 1972. In 1974, Mr. Stewart left the Company to pursue a career in the area of ​​benefits consulting in Toronto. He […]

Task Force Members

A native of Scotland, Mr. Stewart joined the Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada in London, England in 1969. He emigrated to Montreal in 1972. In 1974, Mr. Stewart left the Company to pursue a career in benefits consulting in Toronto. He returned in 1980 to lead the Canadian Group Retirement Services Division. From 1987 […]

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 […]

About the Working Group

In the 2009 budget, the Minister of Finance announced his intention to establish a national task force on financial literacy. Formed in June 2009, the Financial Literacy Task Force is made up of 13 members from the business and education sectors, community organizations and universities. The Task Force on Financial Literacy will provide advice and recommendations […]

About the Task Force

In the 2009 budget, the Minister of Finance announced his intention to establish a national task force dedicated to the issue of financial literacy. Appointed in June 2009, the Task Force on Financial Literacy is c omprised of 13 members, drawn from the business and education sectors, community organizations and academia. The Task Force on […]

National Financial Literacy Strategy

Canada’s Task Force on Financial Literacy released its report to the federal Minister of Finance , recommending that a national strategy be put in place immediately to strengthen the financial literacy of Canadians. The action plan recommended by the Task Force reflects the views and priorities of the population. It is a concrete, achievable and affordable plan based […]

Welcome to the website of the Task Force on Financial Literacy

We invite you and all Canadians to participate in this important project by sharing your perspective on financial literacy until May 13, 2010. Consultation document This document contains some of the key issues for which the Working Group wishes to hear from the public. It also gives good information on financial literacy. Do you have […]

Task Force On Financial Literacy

The Task Force on Financial Literacy was created by the federal government in June 2009 to recommend a national strategy for strengthening financial literacy in Canada. Comprised of 13 members drawn from the business and education sectors, community organizations and academia, the Task Force will be conducting consultations across the country in the spring of […]

Research Reports

Aboriginal Financial Literacy in Canada: Issues and Directions Behavioural Economics Perspectives: Implications for Policy and Financial Literacy Case Studies of International Financial Education Initiatives Economic Research Using Laboratory Experiments to Investigate Behavioural Aspects of Savings Decisions Financial Literacy: A Conceptual Review Financial Literacy and 21st Century Skills Financial Literacy and the Canadian Credit Counselling Services […]