Family Literacy Day

Winners of the 2022 HSBC Family Literacy First Fund

ABC Life Literacy Canada is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 HSBC Family Literacy First Fund. 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 (4) awards of $2,500 each.

The 2022 winners are:

Lillooet Area Library Association (Lillooet, BC)
Families Sharing Literacy program has adapted activities due to COVID by preparing bags for Food Bank clients with books and financial literacy and family literacy activities. As restrictions lift, additional activities such as a math-based Storywalk with games and financial literacy activities will be implemented.

The Dollar Detectives (Calgary, AB)
Crack the Case financial empowerment program helps youth to build confidence related to financial literacy. Scenario-based learning and hands-on interactive games, community events, and peer-support mentorship provides an opportunity for youth to learn about money while building social-emotional, leadership and self-efficacy skills.

The Stephen Leacock Foundation for Children (Toronto, ON)
Love to Learn family extension program is for families in historically marginalized communities and helps to build financial literacy skills and confidence in finances. The program provides financial literacy experiences to help build a positive mindset toward finances and encourage financial planning.

Windsor Public Library (Windsor, ON)
Making Cents financial literacy program for adults and teens provides information and resources needed by the average Canadian, including budgeting, shopping with a small income, how bank accounts and credit cards work – introduced in a judgement-free setting. The program helps to normalize a healthy attitude toward financial literacy, no matter what the level of socio-economic background of the participant.