Financial Literacy Month 2023
November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada. During Financial Literacy Month, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada engages with Canadians and works together with organizations across the country to help strengthen the financial literacy of individuals and families.
FLM 2023 is part of a multi-year campaign under the theme of “Managing Your Money in a Changing World” that is focused on addressing the financial issues most affecting Canadians and advancing the outcomes of the National Financial Literacy Strategy (National Strategy).
This year’s campaign will focus on the importance of checking up on your financial health and promote financial tools and resources to help Canadians manage their debt in challenging times. Managing debt remains a timely and important area of focus given rising debt levels, and the ongoing impact of higher cost-of-living and higher interest rates on Canadian households. It is also one of the key consumer building blocks of the National Strategy that leads to financial resilience.
Throughout the month, there will be weekly sub-themes to help focus our messaging:
- Week 1 (November 1 to 4): Get the pulse on your financial health – What is financial health and why is it important?
- Week 2 (November 5 to 11): Check up on your debt – Check up on your progress in managing and paying down debt.
- Week 3 (November 12 to 18): What to do in a financial emergency – When dealing with exceptional circumstances, get the right information and advice to help you make the best decisions for your needs.
- Week 4 (November 9 to 25): Optimize your financial health – Manage your money to improve your financial situation.
- Week 5 (November 26 to 30): Protect your financial rights – Learn about your financial rights when borrowing money.