CPA Canada, Canada Life launch financial literacy program
By Adnews Staff
Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and Canada Life have launched a free virtual financial literacy program aimed at school children. The downloadable series of workshops are intended to educate young children and students about six money management topics, including bank accounts, the responsibilities of pet ownership, earning income, goal setting, and credit and debit cards. The materials are located at <http://www.cpacanada.ca/flvirtualschool>.
“The pandemic's impact confirms the urgency of teaching financial literacy and implementing a range of remote learning opportunities,” said Doretta Thompson, financial literacy leader at CPA Canada. “Many parents and teachers are educating their kids about personal finance at home or virtually and need additional materials and support. These six workshops are the CPA profession's targeted response to that need. CPA Canada has been offering in-person workshops conducted by financial literacy volunteers for many years and we plan to ramp that aspect of the program back up as the need for social distancing drops. But we know remote learning will continue to grow in importance so these workshops offer options that can be used by parents, teachers and young people at any time and from any place with internet access.”