Education/Information (Financial Literacy)

Consumer Alert! Click the following links to find out what to look for when seeking debt management assistance:

Consumer alert: What you need to know when getting help to pay off debt or repair your credit

Getting help from a credit counsellor

Using a debt settlement company

Source : https://www.canada.ca/en/financial-consumer-agency.html

 

 

The 2017 Manitoba Financial Literacy Forum ‘Money Matters’ Calenders are in!

 Click the link below to view the calender
Money Matters 2016 Calendar

 

November is…

Visit:

http://www.fcac-acfc.gc.ca/Eng/financialLiteracy/initiativesProjects/FLM/Pages/home-accueil.aspx to learn more. Or, join us on facebook and twitter: CFCS (@DebtHelpMB)

23-year-old who owed $50,000 thought ‘debt was a normal situation’

By: Brenda Bouw

Click the link above to read a recent Globe and Mail article emphasizing how a change in mindset can have a huge impact on getting out of debt.

 

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The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) has launched the “No Surprises” campaign.

This is an initiative to help increase Canadians’ understanding of their financial rights and responsibilities.

Click on the picture to check out the website, videos and other information.

 

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Want to keep holiday spending on track?

Check out this article for tips

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Have you used Payday Loan Services during the past 12 months?

Complete the Payday Loans Research Study

conducted on behalf of the Public Interest Law Centre

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Payday Loan Research Study Flyer

Payday Loan Research Study Poster

Link to the study

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November is Financial Literacy Month!

  • Check out our workshops page for upcoming Financial Literacy Month (FLM) workshop dates and times

  • Follow us on Twitter (CFCS @debthelpmb) and like us on Facebook (Community Financial Counselling Services) for FLM activities and challenges

  • Learn more about Financial Literacy Month on the FCAC website by clicking this link

  • Follow the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada on twitter for updates – ItPaysToKnow @FCACan

  • Click the picture below to download the Financial Literacy Calendar for 2016

 

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Investor Education Month

October is Investor Education Month and the Manitoba Securities Commission is challenging investors to show that they can recognize the red flags of investment fraud.

Visit recognizeinvestmentfraud.com this month to take the Investor Knowledge Quiz and enter to win an iPad mini. While you’re there, you can:

  • Check the registration and history of your financial adviser.

  • Learn about the common types of fraud.

  • Learn how to report suspicious activity to the Manitoba Securities Commission.

 

Stengthening Financial Literacy in Canada

A new Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) initiative is helping to strengthen Financial Literacy in Canada. Find out how the National Strategy for Financial Literacy—Count me in, Canada can help you improve your financial knowledge, skills and confidence; and what tools are available to help you manage your personal finances.

  • Check out the website for this FCAC initiative by clicking here.

  • Search #CountMeInCA on Twitter to discover new resources and information and to join the conversation

The Manitoba Poverty Tool

          Income is a powerful determinant of health.  Click on the picture below to access tools and resources that have been adapted for use in Manitoba by a group of interested physicians and health care providers to assist primary care providers integrate addressing a patient’s income level into their practice. CFCS was one of the agencies involved in taking an Ontario based “Get Your Benefits” resource and adapting it into a Manitoba resource.

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Financial Literacy Month

Financial Literacy Calendar – 2015

November is Financial Literacy Month!

  • Check out our workshops page for upcoming  Financial Literacy Month (FLM) workshop dates and times

  • Follow us on Twitter (CFCS  @debthelpmb) and like us on Facebook (Community Financial Counselling Services) for FLM activities and challenges

  • Learn more about Financial Literacy Month on the FCAC website by clicking this link

  • Follow the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada on twitter for updates – ItPaysToKnow  @FCACan

  •  Organize your finances with a tool made by Credit Counselling Canada – check out the personal financial binder here

Get Your Benefits!

 

 

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Financial Literacy Calendar – 2014

 

Financial Literacy Month Starts in November!

  • Check out our workshops page for upcoming  Financial Literacy Month (FLM) workshop dates and times

  • Follow us on Twitter (CFCS  @debthelpmb) and like us on Facebook (Community Financial Counselling Services) for FLM activities and challenges

  • Learn more about Financial Literacy Month on the FCAC website by clicking this link

  • Follow the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada on twitter for updates – ItPaysToKnow  @FCACan

Building Futures – GA Community Initiative for Youth 16-25 in care and after care

Community Financial Counselling Services has partnered with the General Child and Family Services Authority (GA), Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg, the Canadian Mental Health Association and Youth Employment Services to create a new program called Building Futures. The program aims to help youth in care and after care to create supports in the community for financial counselling, personal counselling, emotional support, and employment training. The program also strives to create lasting relationships between youth and mentors to ensure a successful transition into the community after GA care.

Read about the new Building Futures initiative here in a News Release: http://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?archive=2013-06-01&item=17891

 

 Managing Financial Change During Health or Disability Issues

Your New Financial Reality: A Planning Handbook

A collaboration between two longstanding Winnipeg non-profit organizations – Community Financial Counselling Services and Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities.

When people experience a sudden or gradual change in their health or physical condition, it can have major impact on their financial situations.  Income may decline, or it may stabilize.  Expenses may increase in new areas, while some costs may decrease.

This guide is for people who are experiencing a change in their financial circumstances due to a change in their health or physical condition, or who are caring for someone who is coping with these changes.

Your New Financial Reality website: http://newfinancialreality.com/

Direct link to downloadable resource: http://newfinancialreality.com/downloads/

Transitioning from Financial Literacy Seminars to Financial Counselling

Read about how Community Financial Counselling Services has been incorporating the unique approach of Behavioral Economics and Money Habitudes into our presentations and seminars:

http://www.moneyhabitudes.com/transitioning-financial-literacy-seminars-to-financial-counseling/

 

Community Financial Counselling Services is on the map!

Looking for Financial Literacy initiatives in your area? Use the new map created by the Community Financial Literacy Initiatives Across Canada to find the financial literacy programs and services available in your area. All services are provided by community agencies and non-profit organizations. Click on the logo below to view the map:

 

Is it JUST About Money?

Is money a source of conflict?

Ever wondered why you do what you do with your money?

November is Financial Literacy Month!  

     

Thank you to everyone who attended our workshops in November, they were a great success! View the Winnipeg Free Press write-up here to learn more about what we discussed. Contact us for information on upcoming presentations, or to schedule a presentation at your workplace.

2013 Calendars– Available now!

Money Matters: Financial lessons for life

This calendar is a collaboration between many organizations/agencies in Winnipeg, designed to promote financial literacy throughout the year! View the electronic version below, in both French and English- just click on the text below the images

                     

Financial Literacy Calendar- English             Financial Literacy Calendar- French

 

Celebrate Financial Literacy Month with FCAC this November.

Visit itpaystoknow.gc.ca/flm for more information.

Access the NEW FCAC Financial Toolkit to improve your money management skills and learn how to feel secure in your financial future.

 

Education, Information and Training
CFCS offers information sessions and workshops in basic debt/credit management issues, alternatives and resources to community groups, agencies and organizations as well as other companies whose employees/clients might benefit. There is no charge for this service for non-profit and community groups.