Money Matters: an Introduction to Financial Literacy

GROUP Maximum 8 participants [preregistration open]
4 days
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
What you will learn
  • Spending Plans & budgeting
  • Banking Basics & financial terms
  • Investing
  • Credit and Borrowing
  • Tax Returns
  • RESPs and other ways to save
Course Description

Gain the confidence to develop, maintain and adjust a personal/household budget, prepare a tax return, credit and borrowing, RESPs and other ways to save and much more in this four-day course designed to teach you the secrets of managing the all-mighty dollar!

ABC Overview
ABC Life Literacy Canada is a non-profit organization that inspires Canadians to increase their literacy skills. We connect and mobilize business, unions, government, communities and individuals to support lifelong learning, and achieve our goals through leadership in programs, communications and partnerships. ABC Life Literacy Canada envisions a Canada where everyone has the skills they need to live a fully engaged life. Learn more:

Program Overview
Developed in 2011 by ABC in partnership with Founding Partner TD Bank Group, the Money Matters suite of programs has already reached more than 8000 adult learners. An introductory financial literacy program, it’s written at a grade 6-8 reading level so it can be accessible even to adults who struggle with reading. The goal of Money Matters is to increase the financial literacy skills of Canadian adult learners, which leads to increased confidence in managing their personal finances.

What does Money Matters look like?
• It’s an in-class, workbook-based program that’s written in clear language
• It can be delivered by your staff or with the help of trained TD Bank Group volunteer-tutors
• Each two-hour workshop includes discussion questions and real-world examples and activities:

  • Workbook 1 Spending Plans
  • Workbook 2 Banking Basics
  • Workbook 3 Credit and Borrowing
  • Workbook 4 RESPs and other ways to save