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Canada's First National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy to Be Created
Financial Literacy Leader seeks applicants from a broad range of sectors
|By Marketwired .
|June 2, 2014 11:48 AM EDT
OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/02/14 -- Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
Canada's first Financial Literacy Leader, Jane Rooney, is looking for influential people within the public, private and non-profit sector across the country to serve on the country's first National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy. The Minister of State (Finance) will play a key role in shaping the membership of the Steering Committee.
Committee members will provide leadership and promote participation within the sectors they represent, helping to ensure effective coordination across sectors in the development and implementation of a successful National Strategy for Financial Literacy.
Interested individuals need to apply online with the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada by June 16, 2014.
- Canada's first Financial Literacy Leader, Jane Rooney, was appointed in April 2014. Read more about her role here.
- Committee members will be selected from the public, private and non-profit sectors across Canada, including the financial services industry.
- The Minister of State (Finance) and the Financial Literacy Leader will consider the roles, experience and achievements of applicants in selecting members of the Committee.
Preference will be given to candidates that have financial education experience in working with priority groups such as seniors, Aboriginal Canadians, newcomers, youth and low-income Canadians.
Members' responsibilities will include:
-- providing advice and insight on issues related to financial literacy to
the Financial Literacy Leader
-- acting as champions by promoting a national strategy to stakeholders and
encouraging participation in its development
-- facilitating coordination and collaboration to initiate financial
literacy programs and activities that align with the National Strategy's
goals and priorities, and securing commitments from organizations within
-- participating actively by implementing projects or activities within
their organizations that contribute to the goals of the National
-- monitoring progress and reporting to the Leader on the progress of their
respective sectors in moving the National Strategy forward.
"Ongoing stakeholder engagement is fundamental to better understanding the unique challenges that Canadians face in terms of financial literacy. The National Steering Committee will help promote financial literacy in Canada and improve Canadians' financial decision-making abilities."
Kevin Sorenson, Minister of State (Finance)
"By bringing together leaders from so many different sectors within a single committee, our combined efforts will help develop and implement the National Strategy for Financial Literacy. As Financial Literacy Leader, I know how important coordination and collaboration are in this area and I encourage all those who share my passion for improving Canadians' levels of financial literacy to apply to serve on this important committee."
Jane Rooney, Financial Literacy Leader
- Online application: National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy
- Final Report of the Task Force on Financial Literacy
- Biography: Financial Literacy Leader Jane Rooney
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