Financial Literacy

Financial literacy involves the understanding of basic financial concepts and the ability and discipline to use that information to make wise personal and financial decisions; when to spend, when to save, effectively managing a budget, choosing the right financial products and preparing to address a life event (buying a house, a car or retirement).  Building financial knowledge and developing financial acumen leads to informed Canadians, strong future business leaders and a prosperous economy.

By providing financial literacy programs and mentorship, Junior Achievement plays a critical   role in developing the money management skills of young people across Canada. Programs including Economics for Success and Dollars with Sense, make a positive impact on today’s youth by putting financial literacy concepts into practice, in a way that connects basic economics to life events and personal aspirations.