Money Matters

About Money Matters

When I get the grocery receipt, it tells me how much money I saved when I bought something on sale. Before, I used the savings to treat myself to a cup of coffee. Now I put it in a special savings jar. It will add up so I will have a little more money to spend on birthday gifts or Christmas celebrations.

- Learner, Selkirk Adult Learning Program

Nearly 50% of Canadians struggle with simple tasks involving math and numbers, which is why ABC Life Literacy Canada has developed Money Matters. The focus of Money Matters is numeracy, money management skills and educational savings opportunities that will help Canadians plan their financial present and future.

Founding Sponsor TD Bank Group brings financial experts into the classroom with more than 5,600 hours of donated employee time as they deliver two, four-hour money management units:

  • Unit 1: A Place to Start: Spending Plans
  • Unit 2: Banking Basics
  • Unit 3: Borrowing Money
  • Unit 4: RESPs and Other Ways to Save

To date, Money Matters has reached more than 2000 adult learners across Canada through the following learning centres:

Abigail's Learning Centre (Belleville, ON) | Action Read Community Literacy Centre (Guelph, ON) | Alexandra Park Neighbourhood Learning Centre (Toronto, ON) | ALSO-Alternative Learning and Styles Outlook (Ottawa, ON) | Barrie Learning Centre (Barrie, ON) | Calgary Public Library (Calgary, AB) | CanLearn Society (Calgary, AB) | Career and Employment Youth Services (Brandon, MB) | Centre for Employment and Learning (Goderich, ON) | Centre for Employment and Learning (Wingham, ON) | Collingwood Learning Centre (Collingwood, ON) | Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre (Mississauga, ON) | Essential Skills for the Workplace (Sussex, NB) | Footprints Centre (Penticton, BC) |  Frank McKechnie Library (Mississauga, ON) | George Brown College (Toronto, ON) | Georgina Learning Centre (Keswick, ON) | Goodwill Industries (Guelph, ON) | Hamilton Regional Indian Centre (Hamilton, ON) | Hutton House Learning Centre (London, ON) | John Howard Society (Sussex, NB) | Kingston Literacy & Skills (Kingston, ON) | Labour Education Centre (Toronto, ON)| Learning Disabilities Association of Peterborough (Peterborough, ON) | Lethbridge Public Library (Lethbridge, AB) | Literacy Council of South Temiskaming (Haileybury, ON) | Literacy Victoria (Victoria, BC) | London InterCommunity Health Centre (London, ON) | March of Dimes (Toronto, ON) | MetroWorks (Halifax, NS) | Midland Learning Centre (Midland, ON) | Mission Literacy in Motion (Mission, BC) | Mississauga Central Library (Mississauga, ON) | My Sisters' Place (London, ON) | New Beginnings (Abbotsford, BC) | Niagara Regional Native Friendship Centre (St. Catharines, ON) | Northwood Neighbourhood Services (Toronto, ON) | Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre (Edmonton, AB) | Okanagan College-Fundamental English (Penticton, BC) | Orillia Learning Centre (Orillia, ON) | Orillia and District Literacy Council (Orillia, ON) | Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre (Ottawa, ON) | PiCCoLA (New Glasgow, NS) | R.E.A.D. Centre (Cobourg, ON) | Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities (Scarborough, ON) | Selkirk Adult Learning Program (Selkirk, MB) | Steps To Success (Thompson, MB) | Sussex Adult Learning Program (Sussex, NB) | Teck Learning Centre (Trail, BC) | The Learning Exchange (Vimont Laval, QC) | Upper Grand District School Board (Guelph, ON) | Victoria Immigration and Refugee Centre Society (Victoria, BC) | Welcome Centre (Markham, ON) | Windsor Public Library (Windsor, ON) | WOTCH Community Mental Health Services (London, ON) | YMCA Employment and Literacy Services (Huntsville, ON) | Youville Centre (Ottawa, ON)

Contact us to learn more about Money Matters, available to learning centres across Canada at no cost.

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As a mother of three, I barely have enough time to do my own banking and didn’t have much knowledge when it came to managing finances. So I always postponed doing anything about it, but when I found out about the Money Matters program, it changed my life. I now feel like a whole new person. I am comfortable asking questions about my finances and I have opened up savings accounts for my kids and feel more prepared for the future .

- Zahara, Learner, London, ON

Money Matters Changes Lives