Financial Literacy Resources

Additional resources associated with the Financial Literacy Strategy

United Way Toronto’s Financial Literacy Volunteer Program Sessions

This program is a series of three workshops delivered to agency clients by trained volunteers recruited from the financial sector. The three sessions are: Budgeting 101, Credit and You! and Banking in Canada. The sessions run for about an hour and a half, and can be booked individually or in a series by contacting us at

Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy (CCFL)

The CCFL provides free training to build the capacity of front-line staff working with some of our city’s most vulnerable communities: youth, newcomers, aboriginal people, families with children, and women. United Way is assisting the CCFL to identify community organizations interested in benefitting from this training, which is held over two days and trains agency staff on how to deliver a financial literacy curriculum that has been developed by the CCFL. The 10 modules covered in the training are Exploring our Relationship with Money, Budgeting, Savings, Banking, Consumerism, Credit/Credit Cards, Debt, Credit Bureau/Credit Scores, Investing Basics, and Income Tax.

Mobile Community Financial Workers

Mobile Community Financial Workers provide in-depth support to low-income people who need help dealing with complex financial concerns, right in their neighbourhood. The community financial workers are both financial advisors and community case mangers, who can provide concrete financial advice, one-on-one support and advocacy with income security programs, as well as commercial financial service providers. Currently, St. Christopher House, Jane Finch Community and Family Centre, and United Way Toronto’s agency network offer these financial problem-solving supports.

The National Task Force on Financial Literacy

The National Task Force on Financial Literacy provides advice and recommendations to the Minister of Finance on a national strategy to strengthen the financial literacy of Canadians. You can visit their website.

Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI) and the Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy

Launched by SEDI, the Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy provides easy-to-use money management training to low-income groups. Working with community-based social agencies, the CCFL works to effect positive change by educating Canadians to make informed decisions about how to use money and the financial resources that are available to them. You can visit their website for more information.

Frequently asked questions

Get answers to frequently asked questions about Financial Literacy.

Learn more about Financial Literacy

To learn more about Financial Literacy, email us at

Sign up for a workshop

For more information or to book a free workshop, check with United Way Toronto membership agencies in your area that offer programming.

Financial Literacy Evaluation Report

Read the Financial Literacy Evaluation Report to learn more about the evolution of the Financial Literacy Strategy.

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