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Financial Literacy Month

November is Financial Literacy Month (FLM) in Canada, and we are pleased to share some resources and tools developed by one of our local community partners, JA British Columbia (JABC), that will help increase financial literacy amongst our youth. We often see graduates from school enter the workforce with little understanding of how to properly budget, save, and invest for the future. Though these are essential life skills, resources and guidance are not often provided to youth in school.

This month, we want to help close that gap by giving members of our community access to the programs offered by JABC. Each year, more than 230,000 students across Canada participate in JABC's financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs. Our partnership will help prepare students to enter the work world by teaching them important life skills such as career mapping, learning how to create a personal budget, and developing actionable strategies to help them achieve their financial and lifestyle goals.

To help get you started on JABC’s free programs:

  1. Register for a JABC account
  2. Explore and choose one the JABC programs by level
  3. Click “Program Details”
  4. Click “Self-Directed: Students Get Started Here”
  5. A new window will open, select “Program Catalogue” in the left dropdown
  6. Choose a self-directed program that fits your needs

Through these programs, youth will gain the practical tips and tools they need to confidently succeed in school, business, and life. We believe financial literacy is important not only for the financial well-being of individuals, but also for the Local Good of our communities and BC economy.

To learn more about JABC and their programs,
please visit their website here.