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New family financial literacy workbook available from ABC Life Literacy Canada

ABC Life Literacy Canada is pleased to unveil the newest workbook from its Family Literacy First program.

The workbook, entitled “Chug-a Chug-a Choo Choose”, includes a story and four new activities that teach children how to compare costs and identify needs and wants. It can be downloaded for free at FamilyLiteracyFirst.ca in English, French and Simplified Chinese. This latest workbook brings the total number of learning modules to 17, seven of which focus on family financial literacy.

Family Literacy First was created in 2015 to bring together parents and children to have fun while learning as a family. The program offers more than 130 free downloadable stories and literacy activities for families with children aged six to 11.

“We’re so pleased to be able to share this new resource to help families improve their financial literacy skills,” says Alison Howard, Executive Director of ABC Life Literacy Canada. “We’re able to help parents gain the confidence to make smart financial decisions for their families while also teaching children how to successfully manage money.”

In addition to the new workbook, the Family Literacy First Fund is open and accepting applications. This award is presented to Canadian organizations that are making significant contributions to the field of family financial literacy. The award honours programs that empower families to develop their financial literacy skills together and could serve as a model for other organizations to adapt. There are four awards of $2,500 each and funds can be invested into the program and/or applied to program improvement.

The Family Literacy First Fund is accepting applications until July 4, 2023.

To learn more about the award, the program, or to access the workbook and activities, visit FamilyLiteracyFirst.ca.