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Practical Money Skills is a free financial literacy program to help Canadians understand the fundamentals of money management. Created by Visa, the program offers money management resources including calculators, games, and lesson plans tailored for use by Canadian families and educators.


  • Summit 2015 Video Highlights VIDEO: Highlights from the 2015 Financial Literacy Summit
    Watch highlights from this year's Financial Literacy Summit, including moderator Lucie Tedesco, Commissioner of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, and panelists from across the globe talk about their experience at the April 15 event. Co-hosted by Visa and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, this year's theme was "Improving Millennials' Financial Literacy with Mobile Technology.” View video
  • Prom 2015 Visa Canada Talks Prom Costs on Jr. ECTV
    Carla Hindman, Director of Financial Education for Visa Canada, appeared on Jr. ECTV to discuss Visa's new survey about Prom spending in 2015. On average, Canadian households with teenagers plan on spending an average of $508 on prom this year – 37% less than last year. Jr. ECTV is a show created by The Jr. Economic Club of Canada to encourage more youth to engage in meaningful conversations about issues that pertain to their future. View video
  • Prom 2015 Canadians Cutting Back on Prom in 2015
    A new national survey released by Visa Canada shows Canadian households with teenagers plan on spending an average of $508 on prom this year – 37% less than last year's average. Parents are indulging teenage daughters by planning to spend more ($424) than those with teenage sons ($278). Read more
  • Practical Money Skills CA Visa Canada Helps Name New Academic Challenge Winner
    As part of the Jr Economic Club Day on Bay events, students submit videos for an annual Academic Challenge on the importance of financial literacy. The 2014 winner's video featured Visa Canada's Plan'it Prom survey and app and was announced during the opening of the TSX on November 17th. View video
  • Practical Money Skills CA Visa Canada Presents Award at Credit Education Week Gala
    Michelle Michalak, Head of Financial Literacy for Visa Canada, had the honour of presenting an award to a winner of the Grade 12 Student Essay Contest at the Credit Education Week Gala. Visa Canada was a sponsor of this year's Credit Education Week, which focused on helping Canadians successfully reach their financial goals. Read more


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The dollars and cents of prom

Prom is the new financial hurdle for parents of high school students, according to Visa Canada's new survey about the big night's average costs. Read more

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