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.
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
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
Visa Canada's Michelle Michalak Takes Part on Financial Literacy Panel
Michelle Michalak, Head of Financial Literacy for Visa Canada, participated in The Economic Club of Canada's third annual Financial Literacy Panel to discuss the importance of financial literacy and personal money management, with a specific focus on analysis of current strategies. Read more
Financial Consumer Agency of Canada's National Conference on Financial Literacy
The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada hosted its Financial Literacy Conference and this year's theme was Strengthening Financial Literacy Through Collaboration. As the Conference platinum sponsor and a private sector leader in developing innovative, free programs that help people learn the fundamentals of personal finance, Visa Canada participated in critical conversations about how Financial Literacy is evolving. Read more
Practical Money Skills Canada Celebrates Financial Literacy Month
November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada: an opportunity to spread awareness about the importance of learning money management. Practical Money Skills Canada offers a wide variety of free resources, including curriculum, games and articles, to help educators and consumers of all ages become more financially literate. Read more
Practical Money Matters
What If Your Car Gets Totalled?
Each year, auto insurance companies declare a great number of vehicles to be "totalled," meaning it's not worth the cost to repair them. It doesn't matter whether the car was damaged in a collision, during a flood or after a thief's joyride went wrong. Read more