A contest and symposium will help to celebrate Financial Literacy Month this month.
Information on the Financial Literacy Contest and entry boxes are available at the Cariboo Regional District libraries in Williams Lake and 100 Mile House until Friday, Nov. 9, says Kirsten Stark financial literacy co-ordinator for Cariboo Partners for Literacy.
A Financial Literacy Symposium will also be held on Friday, Nov. 16 in Boitanio Mall in Williams Lake from noon to 8 p.m.
The free one day event brings together information, resources, local financial professionals, workshops, door prizes and much more, Stark says.
“This important initiative is being supported by Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy (CCPL) and our community partners to increase awareness and improve understanding of the issues,” Stark says. The project is also supported by a grant from the TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund.
She says Financial Literacy Month is an ideal time for all Canadian consumers to improve their knowledge, skills and confidence in managing money, credit and debt ahead of the holiday shopping season.
For the widest range of information, tools and resources she encourages people to visit the following websites Financial Consumer Agency of Canada at www.fcac-acfc.gc.ca/eng/index-eng.asp; www.williamslake.ca; www.caribooliteracy.com.
She says people interested in becoming a champion for financial literacy or who would like to host a workshop for your community group or workplace to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Free and confidential support is available to anyone interested in improving their money management skills, Stark says.