This series of units was developed by Credit Counselling of Regional Niagara with input from agencies serving clients who want to improve their literacy skills. The goal of this curriculum is to provide people with low literacy with an opportunity to increase their knowledge and share their experiences around the financial topics of Budgeting, Understanding Credit, Dealing with Debt, and Planning for the Future.

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 contains interactive exercises and activities in which participants can share their experiences and ideas. The essential skills used in each unit are also indicated.

Published By: Credit Counselling of Regional Niagara

Publication Date: June, 2012

Additional supplemental material includes the Building a Financial Literacy Toolkit for Community Service Workers in Niagara Event RecordingThe Case for Financial Literacy: Assessing the effects of financial literacy interventions for low income and vulnerable groups in CanadaFinancial Fitness Curriculum for Newcomers to Niagara, & the BeFair Project

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