Financial Literacy

Many adults want to be able to better understand and manage their personal finances. The resources in this section can be used by tutors and learners to learn more about money, banking, credit and debt, budgeting, saving and income.

All the resources use clear and plain language.


  • ABC Life Literacy – Banking Basics

    Online Resource ABC Life Literacy Money Matters – Banking Basics

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    This online course is aimed at newcomers to Canada who need to know more about banking in Canada. The course has 10 sections. Your learner will learn about banking in Canada, writing cheques, choosing a bank, opening a bank account and online banking options.

    Click on this link to open the ABC Money Matters Banking Basics Course


  • ABC Life Literacy – Borrowing Money

    Online Resource ABC Life Literacy Money Matters – Borrowing Money

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    This online course helps an learner understand more about borrowing money. You will learn about how borrowing works, what credit is and how to calculate interest.

    Click on this link to open the ABC Money Matters Borrowing Money Course


  • ABC Life Literacy – Money Matters

    Online Resource ABC Life Literacy Money Matters – Financial Literacy Course

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    Money Matters is a free, introductory financial literacy program designed for adult learners. Topics that your learners can explore include: Money Safety, e-banking, filing taxes, spending and budgeting, banking basics, borrowing money, RESPs and savings accounts, credit and debt, and family financial literacy. PDF workbooks are approximately 20 to 30 pages in length Each book can be viewed online.

    https://abcmoneymatters.ca/learners/


  • ABC Life Literacy – Spending Plans Online

    Online Resource ABC Life Literacy Money Matters – Spending Plans Online

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    This online course is about spending plans. Your learner will learn ways to get the most out of their money, so that they can better meet their needs and goals. The course helps them find ways to put aside money for the future, including saving for their child’s education. The course has 14 units which have short reading passages with illustrations.

    Click on this link to open the ABC Money Matters Spending Plan Online Course


  • ABC Life Literacy – Ways to Save

    Online Resource ABC Life Literacy Money Matters – Ways to Save

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    This online course covers saving money. The course takes you through the different ways to save, RESPs and Interest Free Savings Accounts.

    Click on this link to open the ABC Money Matters Ways to Save Course


  • Alberta Family Literacy – Dollars and Sense

    Alberta Family Literacy – Dollars & Sense

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    Written in 2012, this manual consists of stand-alone modules broken down into topics. Topics have relevance to adults in daily life: math and money, understanding income, spending, saving, budgeting, banking, credit & debt. Each module has ideas for activities and worksheets for learners to complete.

    http://www.famlit.ca/resources/Dollars_&_Sense2012.pdf


  • Bank of Canada Museum – Counting Money

    Online Resource Bank of Canada Museum – Counting Money

    Level 2 - Early to intermediate reader

    Introduce your learner to counting money and forming change combinations. Use these four sets of money math activities individually or in the order listed in this lesson. Please note, some activities are designed for children and note of these should be made when working with your learner. Combine these activities with a set of play notes and coins from the LU resource library for a hands-on session.

    Click on this link to open the Bank of Canada Museum Counting Money Worksheets.


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