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Credit Education Week Canada (CEWC)

Launched in 2006, CEWC focuses on improving the financial literacy skills of all Canadians with the help of funding partners from Canada’s private ...

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Credit Education Week Canada (CEWC)

Launched in 2006, CEWC focuses on improving the financial literacy skills of all Canadians with the help of funding partners from Canada’s private and public sectors. Today, CEWC is celebrated each November and serves as the precursor to Financial Literacy Month. The event features hundreds of sponsored activities and events with thousands of participants across the country, averaging 55 million impressions through print, radio, and television media.

CEWC’s success is largely due to the leaders involved in bringing this event to fruition, from celebrity keynote speakers featured during Professional Development Day and Dinner Gala, to the hundreds of workshops, contests, and social media activities taking place throughout the week.

CEWC features a 60-page magazine shared with all attendees across Canada where event sponsors and today’s financial thought leaders can share their insights, insider tips and programs. During CEWC, famed authors, journalists, financial experts, and celebrities join in on the conversation, both on and offline.

CEWC also hosts a Grade 12 Essay Contest where students are awarded scholarships valued at $500 to $5,000. Thousands of submissions are received from all across Canada, and winners have the opportunity to not only personally accept their scholarship from the sponsor who helped make it happen, but also share their winning essay with Dinner Gala attendees—a true highlight every CEWC.

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Ontario Government, Newcomers and Money 101 Program

In 2017, the Ontario Government tasked Credit Canada with developing a program to help immigrants entering Ontario gain a clear understanding of ...

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The Newcomers & Money 101 Program is a strategic resource and network–adaptable to any Canadian region or locality–consisting of Credit Canada offices, allied counselling agencies, and settlement services assisting with language translation.

Ontario Government, Newcomers and Money 101 Program

In 2017, the Ontario Government tasked Credit Canada with developing a program to help immigrants entering Ontario gain a clear understanding of Canada’s banking and personal finance practices. In partnership with the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, the Newcomers & Money 101 Program was launched where newcomers can attend a free 2-hour workshop to learn about the basics of Canadian finances, credit building, and smart money management. Credit Canada also offers Newcomers & Money 101–Train-the-Trainer for those community partners interested in hosting and facilitating their own Newcomers & Money 101 workshop within their own communities.

Through province-wide group presentations, government-funded workshops, and free learning tools, newcomers learn everything from budgeting and financial goal-setting to the responsible use of credit and how to guard against fraud, while gaining a fundamental understanding of the Canadian banking system and practices. The program helps both newcomers and the economy at large by improving social acclimatization, household stability, and employability, while reducing reliance on social assistance.

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Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)

In 2016, RBC enlisted the help of Credit Canada to help RBC customers acquire mortgages through financial education. Many RBC customers were having ...

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Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)

In 2016, RBC enlisted the help of Credit Canada to help RBC customers acquire mortgages through financial education. Many RBC customers were having trouble acquiring mortgages due to past financial difficulties, and although their circumstances had improved to where mortgages could be considered, poor credit scores continued to haunt them. RBC believed financial literacy training would help RBC customers boost credit scores to move mortgage approvals forward.

Credit Canada began training RBC customers via our Financial Coaching Series, featuring nine learning modules covering vital aspects of personal money management (one dedicated to mortgages and new home ownership). The modules are offered individually or as a complete package, and are adaptable to various skill levels and budgets, with options for varying degrees of coaching support from industry-certified counsellors and educators. A new series of advanced e-learning modules are currently in development as an extension of this program.

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The Actors Fund of Canada (AFC)

In 2016, a formal partnership with the Actors Fund of Canada (AFC) was launched to help those professionals working in the arts foster and maintain a ...

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The Actors Fund of Canada (AFC)

In 2016, a formal partnership with the Actors Fund of Canada (AFC) was launched to help those professionals working in the arts foster and maintain a clear sense of financial stability in an industry where steady employment can be unpredictable. Working with AFC administrators, Credit Canada formalized a funded program where AFC clients could obtain free credit and debt counselling, money management training, debt management help via our Debt Consolidation Program. Our industry-certified counsellors and educators familiarized themselves with AFC’s clients and needs and developed industry-specific training and evaluations. Today, we provide timely support to AFC on demand.

By allying with Credit Canada, AFC has been able to support its mission and mandate, while strengthening the arts and entertainment community by helping people in an industry where employment can be uncertain and difficulties with personal finance are not uncommon.

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Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG)

As part of its ongoing mandate, OLG supports programs promoting responsible gambling; however, the organization wanted to deepen their understanding ...

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Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG)

As part of its ongoing mandate, OLG supports programs promoting responsible gambling; however, the organization wanted to deepen their understanding and mitigation of problem-gambling, which affects 340,000 people province-wide*. Given Credit Canada’s experience serving individuals experiencing financial difficulties due to gambling, OLG enlisted the help of our agency to support an R&D initiative, which launched in 2017. The funded project focused on studying the motivations and behaviour of gamblers who were currently on a Debt Consolidation Program through our agency. Program facilitators distinguished key characteristics of clients who reported gambling and how it influenced household budgets and debt.

The project helped determine when and how individuals seek help for problem gambling, as well as the barriers to seeking treatment. The resulting data has enabled OLG to improve tools and resources for addiction prevention and treatment.

* Extrapolating from data supplied by Statistics Canada and the Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario, we see that up to 3.4% of about 10 million Ontario adults and teenagers experience moderate to severe gambling problems.

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Hydro One Customer Service Program

In 2016, Ontario’s Hydro One invited Credit Canada to participate in a project involving 1,500 of its customers—able income earners who nonetheless ...

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Hydro One Customer Service Program

In 2016, Ontario’s Hydro One invited Credit Canada to participate in a project involving 1,500 of its customers—able income earners who nonetheless struggled to pay their bill to the point of service disconnection. In response, Credit Canada implemented a training program including financial and debt counselling, money management tools, and free resources to help these people get back on track and stay on track.

It quickly became apparent that most of these clients simply lacked the skills, tools and and know-how to manage money effectively. Through expert financial training and guidance—including explorations into negative, often unconscious attitudes towards money—we were able to break cycles of financial grief and motivate positive action. Today, Hydro One can count on many more dutiful paying customers, plus a remedial template for delinquent payments.

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Seneca College, Life Skills Student Training

Celebrated for its career-focused programs in high-demand professions, Seneca serves 17,000 full-time students and 90,000 part-time and continuing ...

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Seneca College, Life Skills Student Training

Celebrated for its career-focused programs in high-demand professions, Seneca serves 17,000 full-time students and 90,000 part-time and continuing education students. Understanding the socio-economic realities surrounding student debt, as well as job-markets tending toward contract work and self-employment, the college asked Credit Canada to provide financial literacy training to Canadian students and newcomers to the country.

In response, our agency developed workshops, seminars, and training tools covering a variety of subjects, from financial goal-setting and successful money management to budgeting and effective credit building. Strategies for saving in relation to needs, wants, and unexpected circumstances are examined, along with vital matters regarding credit bureaus, credit ratings, and related consumer rights and responsibilities. To date, we’ve helped countless students learn better money management, and looking ahead we expect to assist thousands more.

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Gambling Research Exchange of Ontario (GREO)

GREO is a leader in the field of gambling research, focused on gambling risks, prevention and treatment. In 2017, the organization sought to combine ...

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Gambling Research Exchange of Ontario (GREO)

GREO is a leader in the field of gambling research, focused on gambling risks, prevention and treatment. In 2017, the organization sought to combine its R&D resources with Credit Canada to create a smartphone app that prevents problem-gambling.* Now in development, the free app engages users who have gambled within the last year with the aim of reducing and eliminating harmful behaviour.

Throughout development, Credit Canada supported GREO with knowledge and data based on years of experience working with gamblers. The project also engages Credit Canada clients currently in counselling who have indicated they participate in casino or lotto gambling, by sending personalized, real-time notifications via the app highlighting pre-set spending limits, odds-of-winning alerts, and more.

• According to the Responsible Gaming Council, gamblers are far easier to influence before difficulties arise. Intervening at the problem stage is much more costly, where three times more gambling revenue is allocated to treating the small percentage of problem gamblers versus responsible gambling initiatives.

Additional Partners

  • ACCESS Employment
  • Adapt
  • Affirmative Ventures Association
  • Arising Women
  • Brampton Youth Shelter
  • Brands for Canada
  • Brant Skills Centre
  • Cawthra Shelter
  • Centre for Education
  • Centre for Education Training Brampton
  • Collective Community Services
  • COSTI
  • Culture Link
  • Employment Halton
  • Employment Oakville
  • Employment Halton Milton
  • Family Services of Peel
  • Fred Victor Place
  • Halton Region Employment
  • IDATD Newcomers
  • Jean Tweed
  • Learning Enrichment Foundation
  • Madison Community Centre
  • Mennonite Newlife Centre
  • MSGR Fraser C.I
  • Next Steps Employment
  • Peel Cares
  • Polycultural Services
  • PTP Job Solutions
  • Riverdale Women’s Centre
  • Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia
  • Self-Help Connection
  • Simcoe County Services Housing
  • SmartSaver
  • Sound Times Support System
  • St. Stephens House
  • Tesoc Multicultural Settlement Services
  • TDSB Bickford Centre
  • TNLIP
  • University Health Network
  • VPI Working Solutions
  • Wilkinson Shelter
  • Youth Employment Service