Canadian Credit Union Scan of Financial Literacy Initiatives
Today, in response to the needs of their communities and members, individual credit unions have chosen their own approaches to financial literacy. Initiatives take a variety of forms including those unique to the individual credit unions who run them independently, or those in partnership with other credit unions, or frequently collaborative programs that involve nonfinancial organizations like schools and community associations. Examples include in-school programs, community workshops on specific topics, or contributing credit unions‘ expertise or resources to local financial literacy organizations. In an effort to provide a full picture of the financial literacy initiatives credit unions are offering and operating, Credit Union Central of Canada has surveyed its system and compiled this list of programs as of the spring of 2010. While there are almost certainly some that have been overlooked, every effort has been made to make this scan as complete and exhaustive as possible.