This series of units was developed by Credit Counseling of Regional Niagara with input from agencies serving newcomers to Niagara. The goal of this curriculum is to provide newcomers to the region with an opportunity to increase their knowledge and share their experiences around the financial topics of Rights & Responsibilities, Budgeting & Savings, Understanding Credit and Dealing with Debt.
The units have been designed as stand-alone topics with the aim of allowing instructors/workshop facilitators to choose the topics that are appropriate for their clients. Each unit also contains interactive exercises and activities in which participants can share their experiences and ideas.
Published By: Credit Counselling of Regional Niagara.
Publication Date: June, 2010
Additional supplemental material includes the Building a Financial Literacy Toolkit for Community Service Workers in Niagara Event Recording, The Case for Financial Literacy: Assessing the effects of financial literacy interventions for low income and vulnerable groups in Canada, Financial Fitness Curriculum for People with Low Literacy & the BeFair Project