National Indigenous History Month 2021

In June, we commemorate National Indigenous History Month 2021 to recognize the history, heritage and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada.

The Crow-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada website contains resources on Indigenous history, promotional and educational materials, and information on how the Government of Canada is responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action.



Introduction to Indigenous Peoples’ cultures online course

This free, on-demand, introductory course provides learners with insight into the history of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples; an understanding of the devastation of colonialism on Indigenous communities and economies from an Indigenous perspective and how it is critical to reconciliation; and how culturally sensitive health care models help inform how accounting and finance education can be inclusive and supportive.

This course was developed to provide the writers and facilitators of CPA education programs, cases and examinations with insight, knowledge and skills to better understand the perspectives of Indigenous students, to help support their success. It will provide all learners with a valuable introduction into the deep cultural and historical foundations upon which the future prosperity of Indigenous communities must be built.

 



San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training

Cultural safety is about fostering a climate where the unique history of Indigenous peoples is recognized and respected in order to provide appropriate care and services in an equitable and safe way, without discrimination.

This website includes information about the San’yas: Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Program delivered by the Provincial Health Services Authority of British Columbia.



Momentum’s Money Management Courses

The money management courses are offered online, on demand, for free. Learn at your own pace and on your own schedule on a variety of topics, including:

  • budgeting
  • credit
  • assets
  • banking
  • consumerism
  • education savings

 



Delivering virtual tax clinics: How to prepare and steps to consider 

This tax season, community tax clinics across Canada will be preparing to support clients virtually rather than in person amidst physical distancing measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Adapting to a virtual tax clinic model means preparing for different ways of volunteer preparation, client outreach, and delivering one-on-one tax-filing help.

In this one-hour webinar, speakers from the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will share key considerations for Canadian practitioners operating tax clinics in 2021, as well as how to access CVITP program training and support.

This webinar is designed to support practitioners delivering community tax clinics in Canada.

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Time-stamps for the video recording:
3:46 – Agenda and introductions
6:21 – Audience polls
11:08 – CVITP program and recent changes
16:58 – CVITP volunteer training
26:58 – What’s new for 2021 and Virtual clinics
36:37 – Q&A

Human Insights Tools & Resources

Human insights are used when designing programs and improving services through understanding clients’ hidden preferences, environment factors and behaviors. The Human Insights Tools from Prosperity Now are intended to take you through the process of discovering opportunities for innovation from clients’ point of view, designing solutions to meet those needs, and testing your ideas to ensure they bring about the needed change.

Tools and resources are presented for each of the discover, design, and test phases.



Data literacy training

Statistics Canada presents a learning catalogue to share knowledge on data literacy. Data literacy is the ability to derive meaningful information from data. It focuses on the competencies involved in working with data including the knowledge and skills to read, analyze, interpret, visualize and communicate data as well as understand the use of data in decision-making.

Their aim is to provide learners with information on the basic concepts and skills with regard to a range of data literacy topics. The training is aimed at those who are new to data or those who have some experience with data but may need a refresher or want to expand their knowledge.



Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the NEET (not in employment, education or training) indicator, March and April 2020

A fact sheet released by Statistics Canada shows that, in March and April 2020, the proportion of young Canadians who were not in employment, education or training (NEET) increased to unprecedented levels.

The COVID-19 pandemic—and the public health interventions that were put in place to limit its spread—have affected young people in a number of ways, including high unemployment rates, school closures and education moving online.



Helping Consumers Claim their Economic Impact Payment: A guide for intermediary organizations

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a guide to assist intermediaries in serving individuals to access their Economic Impact Payments (EIPs). The guide, Helping Consumers Claim the Economic Impact Payment: A guide for intermediary organizations , provides step-by-step instructions for frontline staff on how to:

  • Discuss the EIP with their clients
  • Determine if clients need to take action
  • Support clients with what to expect and how to troubleshoot common issues



Global Learning Partners: Shareable Resources

Global Learning Partners (GLP) helps individuals and organizations to learn by providing practical expertise in learning assessment, design, facilitation and evaluation.

Their shareable resources cover a variety of topics in learning, taking a learning-centered approach, including: Learning Design, Needs Assessment, Facilitation, Evaluation, and others.



How to deliver virtual financial education workshops

Making the transition from in-person to virtual program delivery has become a necessary step in continuing financial empowerment services during these times of physical distancing. Financial education workshops are a valuable part of any financial empowerment program, and there are many different considerations when moving these to an online format. But don’t feel daunted! There are also many different ways to approach virtual workshops.

Join our speakers Millie Acuna (SEED Winnipeg, MB) and Fatima Esmail (Momentum, Calgary, AB), who will share their learnings as experienced financial educators and facilitators. You’ll learn how to approach workshop logistics and setup, ways to engage and build rapport with your workshop attendees, and instructional design tips for virtual learning.

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Handouts for this webinar:
Online financial tools and calculators (Prosper Canada)
Virtual tools for participant engagement (Prosper Canada)
Online delivery check-list (Momentum)
Jeopardy game template (SEED)

Time-stamps for the video recording:
3:26 – Agenda and introductions
5:10 – Audience polls
8:19 – Virtual delivery considerations (Speaker: Glenna Harris, Prosper Canada)

12:39 – Virtual workshops best practices (Speaker: Fatima Esmail, Momentum)
33:12 – Online money management training (Speaker: Millie Acuna, SEED)
49:07 – Q&A

Reaching Out: Improving the Canada Revenue Agency’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

The position of Taxpayers’ Ombudsman (the Ombudsman) was created to support the government priorities of stronger democratic institutions, increased transparency within institutions, and fair treatment. As an independent and impartial officer, the Ombudsman handles complaints about the service of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

The Office of the Taxpayers’ Ombudsman hears first-hand the concerns of individuals, tax practitioners, and community support organizations. The Ombudsman visited with Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) partner organizations, volunteers, and the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) CVITP coordinators to learn more about the program and to understand the success stories and challenges they all experience. This report gives voice to what they have heard and provides recommendations on how to address the issues raised.



Coaching and Philanthropy: An Action Guide for Nonprofits

The Coaching and Philanthropy Project was created by CompassPoint in collaboration with Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, BTW informing change and Leadership. This guide uses the data collected during the project to answer a few questions including: What is coaching? How can coaching contribute to my development as a nonprofit leader? What kind of coaching is right for me and my organization? How much is coaching? to assess and advance coaching as a strategy for building effective nonprofit organizations.



Money and Youth

The Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE) works collaboratively with funding partners, departments of education, school boards, schools, educators, and teacher associations to develop and provide free, non-commercial programs and resources for teachers and students – developed and reviewed by educators. The online version of their curriculum Money and Youth is organized into separate modules so that users can select individual topics that align with interests. An introduction to the topic, a teachers guide containing lesson plans, and parent resources are included within each module.



Government of Canada Benefits Finder

Answer the questions in this Government of Canada online tool to get a customized list of benefits for which you may be eligible. The Benefits Finder may suggest benefits from federal, provincial or territorial governments.



Overview: Financial Empowerment Center Counselor Training Standards

This overview summarizes the Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) model’s Counselor Training Standards. The Standards delineate the breadth and depth of the financial content areas, counseling and coaching skills, practice and experiential learning, and socio-economic and cultural context setting necessary to serve the diverse needs and backgrounds of FEC clients. The Standards also include a Code of Ethics that promotes responsible, professional and ethical financial counseling, furthering the profession of one on-one financial counseling.



Scaling tax filing assistance

In this presentation, John Silver, Executive Director, Community Financial Counselling Service (CFCS), Winnipeg, shares insights from the low income tax program at CFCS. This program files almost 10,000 returns each year, and also provides tax clinic support to other agencies and delivers detailed training for tax clinic volunteers. 

This presentation is from the session 'Innovations in tax filing assistance', at the tax research symposium hosted by Prosper Canada and Intuit, February 7, 2019, in Ottawa.



VITA Volunteer Training Platform

This is Prosperity Now’s Taxpayer Opportunity Network VITA Volunteer Training platform, designed to help VITA volunteers (in the United States) train and become certified to provide free tax preparation services. These resources can provide a complete training or supplement the training offered by your VITA site.

This training platform contains twelve (12) modules to prepare you to pass the IRS Volunteer Standards of Conduct, Intake, Interview and Quality Review, and Basic Volunteer Certification Tests. This resource is free and open to all VITA volunteers, program managers, site coordinators and others.  Feel free to access and/or download as many of the materials as you’d like! 



How to use the ‘Managing your money’ resource

This webinar is all about Managing your money, a resource developed to support money conversations and workshops with Indigenous individuals or families.

We all strive to achieve a good life or Miyupimaatisiiun. The Managing your money booklet offers a series of seven simple and engaging worksheets to help set and work towards money goals with a focus on budgeting. Learn what is included in these colourful worksheets, how to use them in workshops or one-on-one support settings, and practice some of the activities together. 

The speakers are:

  • Simon Brascoupé, Vice-President, Education and Training, AFOA Canada
  • Natasha McKenna, Program Officer, Prosper Canada
  • Glenna Harris, Manager, Learning & Training, Prosper Canada

This is the video recording of the webinar.

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Activity sheet 4-10: Goals (Banking and financial services)

This activity sheet is from Module 4 of the Prosper Canada Financial Literacy Facilitator resources. Take a few minutes to how this workshop relates to your life, and set one or two goals for your use of banks and other financial services.

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Handout 9-12: Consumerism resources


This is the resources handout for Module 9: Consumerism, from the Prosper Canada Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources.

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Family-Centred Coaching Toolkit


This is a set of tools and resources developed by The Prosperity Agenda to implement a holistic vision of financial coaching for individuals and families.

(Note: Accessing the toolkit requires submitting user information).




Handout 9-13: Consumerism glossary


This handout is from Module 9 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Glossary of terms relating to consumerism.

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Handout 9-8: Dealing with consumer problems


This handout is from Module 9 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Examples of how to deal with consumer problems.

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Handout 9-7: Common frauds and scams


This handout is from Module 9 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Common consumer frauds and scams to look out for.

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Handout 9-5: Cell phone information


This handout is from Module 9 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Information about cell phone plans and what is involved when you purchase one.

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Handout 9-3: Smart shopping tips


This handout is from Module 9 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Smart shopping tips.

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Handout 9-2: Advertising techniques and sales tactics


This handout is from Module 9 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Explanation of different advertising and sales techniques.

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Activity sheet 9-11: Consumerism goal setting


This activity sheet is from Module 9 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Setting goals related to consumerism.

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Activity sheet 9-10: Rate your financial knowledge, part 2


This activity sheet is from Module 9 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Use this quiz to rate your financial knowledge.

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Activity sheet 9-9: Complaint letter


This activity sheet is from Module 9 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. A template for writing a consumer complaint letter.

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Activity sheet 9-6: Cell phone checklist


This activity sheet is from Module 9 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. A checklist of questions to answer when you are getting a cell phone.

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Activity sheet 9-4: Find the better deal


This activity sheet is from Module 9 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Figure out which item is the better deal by calculating the unit cost.

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Activity sheet 9-1: Consumer quiz


This activity sheet is from Module 9 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. What kind of consumer are you? Take the quiz.

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Handout 8-10: Debt glossary


This handout is from Module 8 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Glossary of terms about debt.

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Handout 8-9: Debt resources


This handout is from Module 8 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Web resources about debt in Canada.

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Handout 8-6: Collection rules


This handout is from Module 8 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Debt collection rights and what a collection agency has the right to do and not to do.

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Handout 8-5: Dealing with creditors


This handout is from Module 8 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Tips for dealing with creditors over the phone or by mail, or for creating a debt repayment plan.

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Handout 8-4: Steps to debt repayment


This activity sheet is from Module 8 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Steps for debt repayment.

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Activity sheet 8-8: Goal setting


This activity sheet is from Module 8 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Goal setting for debt.

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Activity sheet 8-7: Debt collection role play


This activity sheet is from Module 8 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Role play activity about debt collection.

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Activity Sheet 8-3: Ladder of debt repayment options


This activity sheet is from Module 8 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Print these pages and cut into individual ‘rungs’ for use in the activity.

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Activity sheet 8-2: Debt do’s and don’ts


This activity sheet is from Module 8 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Group activity to talk about debt do's and don'ts.

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Activity sheet 8-1: How much is TOO much?


This activity sheet is from Module 8 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. How much debt is too much debt? Consider the 20/10 rule.

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Handout 7-13: Credit reporting glossary


This handout is from Module 7 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Glossary of terms for credit reporting.

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Handout 7-12: Credit reporting resources


This handout is from Module 7 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Web resources for credit reporting in Canada.

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Handout 7-10: Ways to improve your credit score


This handout is from Module 7 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Ways to improve your credit score.

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Handout 7-8: Correcting common errors on credit reports


This handout is from Module 7 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. How to correct common errors on credit reports.

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Handout 7-5: Credit scores


This handout is from Module 7 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. A credit score is a score between 300 and 900 that credit bureaus use to rate the information in your credit report. Credit bureaus use a mathematical formula based on many factors to arrive at your credit score.

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Handout 7-4: Reading a credit report


This handout is from Module 7 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. The information in an Equifax credit report varies slightly from a TransUnion credit report, but both contain the same basic sections.

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Handout 7-3: Sample Equifax credit report


This handout is from Module 7 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. A sample of a credit report received from Equifax.

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Handout 7-2: Credit reports


This handout is from Module 7 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Credit bureaus summarize your credit use in a report. The credit report is one of the main things lenders look at when they decide whether or not to give you credit. A credit report contains your history of credit use, and your credit ratings.

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Handout 7-1: Credit bureaus


This handout is from Module 7 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Credit bureaus are agencies that collect information about how we use credit. They produce personal credit reports. Credit bureaus are private companies. They are regulated by the province, but they are not part of the government.

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Activity sheet 7-11: Goal setting and credit reports


This activity sheet is from Module 7 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Practice setting goals related to credit reports.

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Activity sheet 7-9: Credit score scenarios


This activity sheet is from Module 7 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Credit score scenarios to practice learning.

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Activity sheet 7-7: TransUnion sample request form


This activity sheet is from Module 7 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. A sample of the TransUnion request sheet to obtain a free credit report.

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Activity sheet 7-6: Sample Equifax request sheet


This activity sheet is from Module 7 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. A sample of the Equifax request sheet to obtain a free credit report.

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Handout 6-7: Credit glossary


This handout is from Module 6 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Glossary of terms related to credit.

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Handout 6-6: Credit resources


This handout is from Module 6 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Web resources for credit and credit cards.

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Handout 6-4: Managing credit


This handout is from Module 6 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Tips for managing credit.

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Handout 6-3: The cost of credit


This handout is from Module 6 of the Financial Literacy facilitator curriculum. The cost of credit for different payment methods.




Handout 6-2: Credit card features


This handout is from Module 6 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. The features of credit cards and what they mean.

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Handout 6-1: Types of credit


This handout is from Module 6 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. The different types of credit and their lending conditions.

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Activity sheet 6-5: Goal setting and credit


This activity sheet is from Module 6 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Practice setting goals related to credit.

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Handout 5-10: Saving resources


This handout is from Module 5 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Website resource list for saving.

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Handout 5-6: Savings tools (basic)


This handout is from Module 5 of the Financial Literacy facilitator curriculum. Basic description of savings accounts and financial products available in Canada.

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Handout 5-11: Glossary for saving module


This handout is from Module 5 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Glossary of savings terms.

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Handout 5-7: Savings tools (detailed)


This handout is from Module 5 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Explains details about different kinds of savings accounts and financial products typically available in Canada.

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Handout 5-4: Compound interest


This handout is from Module 5 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Explains compound interest.

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Activity sheet 5-9: Goal setting for saving


This activity sheet is from Module 5 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Review the activities you did early in this session to help you get ideas about savings goals. Also, think about other goals you can set, like doing more research or making an appointment with a financial advisor.

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Activity sheet 5-8: Savings tools quiz


This activity sheet is from Module 5 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Savings tools quiz.

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Activity sheet 5-5: Christine and Aparna


This activity sheet is from Module 5 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Saving scenario with Christine and Aparna.

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Activity sheet 5-3: Finding money


This activity sheet is from Module 5 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Use this chart to list some of the things that you buy a lot. Note how often you buy them in a month. Put down how much they usually cost (“average price”). Then figure out how much you spend on them in a month.

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Activity sheet 5-2: Needs and wants


This activity sheet is from Module 5 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. List some of the things you have spent money on in the last two weeks. Which items are needs and which are wants?

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Activity sheet 5-1: Setting savings goals


This activity sheet is from Module 5 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Steps to setting a savings goal.

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Handout 4-12: Glossary for banking and financial services


This handout is from Module 4 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Glossary for banking and financial services.

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Handout 4-11: Banking and financial services resources


This handout is from Module 4 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Resource list of websites about banking and financial services.

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Handout 4-8: Alternative financial services


This handout is from Module 4 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Alternative financial services are outside of the traditional, regulated banking system. They do not take deposits like a bank or credit union.

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Handout 4-7: What are my rights?


This handout is from Module 4 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. What are your rights when opening a bank account in Canada?

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Handout 4-6: Opening a bank account


This handout is from Module 4 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. How to open a bank account in Canada.

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Handout 4-4: Bank accounts and services


This handout is from Module 4 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. The different kinds of bank accounts and services available. in Canada.

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Handout 4-5: Choosing a bank and choosing an account


This handout is from Module 4 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Choosing a bank and choosing an account based on your banking needs.

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Handout 4-2: Deposit insurance at credit unions


This handout is from Module 4 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Deposit insurance amounts from credit unions in different provinces.

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Handout 4-1: Banks and credit unions


This handout is from Module 4 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Banks and credit unions are places where you can safely deposit your money, cash your cheques, pay your bills, ask for a loan or credit card and use a variety of saving and investment tools. This chart explains the differences between banks and credit unions.

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Activity sheet 4-9: Comparing alternative financial services to banking services


This activity sheet is from Module 4 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Why use alternative financial services? Why use banking services? List the reasons for using the services that your group was assigned.

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Activity sheet 4-3: Banks and banking services quiz


This activity sheet is from Module 4 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Banks and banking services quiz: In pairs, match the items in column A to column B.

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Handout 3-12: Budgeting glossary


This handout is from Module 3 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Glossary of budgeting terms.

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Handout 3-11: Resources – Money management websites


This activity sheet is from Module 3 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Resource websites for money management.

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Handout 3-9: Financial record keeping


This activity sheet is from Module 3 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Here are some important papers and records. You should keep them in a safe place and organize them so that you can find what you need. The chart shows their “shelf life” – how long you should keep them.

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Handout 3-8: Budgeting tips


This activity sheet is from Module 3 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Different types of budgeting tips to help you stay on track.

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Handout 3-7: Budgeting strategies


This activity sheet is from Module 3 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Different types of budgeting strategies you can use.

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Activity sheet 3-10: Goal setting


This activity sheet is from Module 3 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Take a few minutes to reflect on how this workshop relates to your life. Set one or two SMART goals for your personal budgeting and financial record-keeping.

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Activity sheet 3-6: Making your own budget


This activity sheet is from Module 3 of the Financial Literacy facilitator curriculum. Steps involved in making your own budget.

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Activity sheet 3-5: Monthly budget worksheet


This activity sheet is from Module 3 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. A blank monthly budget worksheet to fill in income and expenses.

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Activity sheet 3-4: Budgeting scenarios


This activity sheet is from Module 3 of the Financial Literacy facilitator curriculum. Using the Monthly Budget Worksheet, put together a budget for the person in your scenario. Feel free to make up more details. You can also change or add categories to the budget to match your person’s situation.

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Activity sheet 3-3: Budgeting expense categories


This activity sheet is from Module 3 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Tracking your different categories of expenses.

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Activity sheet 3-2: Income sources


This activity sheet is from Module 3 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. Tracking your income sources.

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Activity sheet 3-1: The ‘B’ word – budget


This activity sheet is from Module 3 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources. What do you think about when you hear the word “budget’?
What words or feelings come to mind?

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Handout 2-8: Glossary


This activity sheet is from Module 2 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources from Prosper Canada. Glossary for income and taxes module.

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Handout 2-7: Resources


This activity sheet is from Module 2 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources from Prosper Canada. Resource list for income and taxes module.

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Activity sheet 2-6: Income and taxes


This activity sheet is from Module 2 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources from Prosper Canada. Goal setting for filing your income taxes.

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Handout 2-4: Filing your taxes


This handout is from Module 2 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources from Prosper Canada. How to file your taxes.

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Handout 2-3: Reading a pay stub


This handout is from Module 2 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources from Prosper Canada. How to read a pay stub.

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Activity sheet 2-2: Reading David’s pay stub (quiz)


This activity sheet is from Module 2 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources from Prosper Canada. Reading David's pay stub - a quiz.

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Activity sheet 2-5: Maria and Fernando’s story


This activity sheet is from Module 2 of the Financial Literacy Facilitator Resources from Prosper Canada. Maria and her husband Fernando worked together cleaning a big office building at night. They were hired by a man who ran a large cleaning company. They each got a paycheque twice a month. In February, it was time to do income tax for their previous year’s income.

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Handout 2-1: Government benefits


This handout is from Module 2 of the Financial Literacy facilitator curriculum from Prosper Canada. Some sources of income are government benefits that are accessed only by filing your taxes. There are both federal and provincial benefits. This is a list of the federal benefits.

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Managing your money #7: Preparing for tax filing


Even if you make no money, you should file a tax return each year. You may be eligible for a refund (money back). Filing your taxes triggers access to government benefits that you can’t get any other way. This worksheet will help you gather the information you will need at tax time. You will need a file folder, an envelope, or a small box to put all of your paperwork in.

This is worksheet #7 from the booklet 'Managing your money'.

 




Managing your money #6: Setting a savings goal


Setting a savings goal means that you have decided how much money you can put away, and what you are going to save for. This activity can help you write down some money goals and when you would like to achieve them. You can build savings by putting aside small amounts on a regular basis.

This is worksheet #6 from the booklet 'Managing your money'.




Managing your money #5: Monthly budgeting


When you make a budget, you give yourself a clear picture of your financial situation. A budget compares your income to your expenses, all in one place.

This is worksheet #5 from the booklet 'Managing your money'.




Managing your money #4: Tracking your bills


Knowing what bills you have and when they are due can help you plan your spending. This activity will help you to be aware of two things: how much you owe each month, and at what time of the month that money is due. This will help you to pay bills on time, and avoid late fees.

This is worksheet #4 from the booklet 'Managing your money.'




Managing your Money #3: Tracking your spending


Keeping track of where your money goes during the month is another helpful step towards making a budget. Then you will be able to compare your spending with your income.

This is worksheet #3 from the booklet 'Managing your money.'




Managing your money #2: Tracking your regular income


Income is the money that comes into your household. This worksheet will help you see the ‘big picture’ of your income and other resources. Then you can think about how to plan your expenses.

This is worksheet #2 from the booklet 'Managing your money.'