Moving Forward with Financial Literacy. Synthesis Report on Reaching Higher: Canadian Conference on Financial Literacy
On September 9 and 10, 2008, Reaching Higher: Canadian Conference on Financial Literacy was held in Montréal to highlight the effectiveness of current Canadian financial literacy efforts and to examine international strategies. The hosts of the conference were the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC), Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI), and the Joint Forum of Financial Market Regulators. Financial literacy initiatives aim to increase financial knowledge and change financial behaviour. As Canadians receive financial education, become more confident about financial matters and make more informed financial decisions, they will gain in self-sufficiency and financial security.