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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 HSBC Family Literacy First program, supported by HSBC Bank Canada.

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 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.

HSBC 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. “Thanks to the generous support of HSBC Bank 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.”

“Helping young people and families develop financial literacy is crucial,” says David Kuo, Head of Branch Network, Ontario, HSBC Canada. “We are proud to support ABC Life Literacy’s newest workbook to help Canadians learn to manage their money and increase their financial capability for the future.”

In addition to the new workbook, the HSBC 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 HSBC 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