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 900 adult learners across Canada at 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) | CanLearn Society (Calgary, AB) | Calgary Public Library (Calgary, AB) | Career and Employment Youth Services (Brandon MB) | Collingwood Learning Centre (Collingwood, ON) | Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre (Mississauga, ON) | Essential Skills for the Workplace (Sussex, NB) | The Footprints Centre (Penticton, BC) |  Georgina Learning Centre (Keswick, ON) | Hamilton Regional Indian Centre (Hamilton, ON) | Hutton House Learning Centre (London, ON) | Labour Education Centre (Toronto, ON)| Lethbridge Public Library (Lethbridge, AB) | Literacy Victoria (Victoria, BC) |The London InterCommunity Health Centre (London, ON) | MetroWorks (Halifax, NS) | Midland Learning Centre (Midland, 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) | Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre (Ottawa, ON) | PiCCoLA (New Glasgow, NS) | Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities (Scarborough, ON) | Selkirk Adult Learning Program (Selkirk, MB) | Steps To Success (Thompson, MB)| The Centre for Employment and Learning (Wingham, ON) |The Centre for Employment and Learning (Goderich ON) | The Learning Exchange (Vimont Laval, QC) | Windsor Public Library (Windsor, ON) | YMCA Employment and Literacy Services (Huntsville, 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

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