November is Financial Literacy month in Canada. Financial literacy means having the understanding, skills and certainty to make responsible financial decisions. Newcomers to Canada are a dissimilar group of people and their financial circumstances, needs and goals are diverse. The Financial Literacy: Resources for Newcomers to Canada Report suggests that one of the best places for new Canadians to obtain financial literacy supports is through classes that offer English as a Second Language. Here are two links that may be valuable in supporting Financial Literacy; Prosper Canada offers money management tools for New Canadians and an interactive budget.
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Holly Devlin is the Community Response Network Co-Ordinator with United Way of Bruce Grey. Holly manages a financial literacy program that is free and confidential. If you are behind in your bills, have questions about bankruptcy or need to establish a credit rating, this program may be able helpful for you. Holly meets with people in both Grey and Bruce County. You can learn more about the Financial Literacy Program at United Way of Bruce Grey. Holly can be contacted by email email@example.com or phone 519-376-1560