SOLD OUT-Toward a National Strategy for Financial Literacy- TORONTO7:45am-9:30am | InterContinental Hotel - 225 Front Street West , Toronto
There is great momentum building in Canada to improve the knowledge, skills and confidence of Canadians to make responsible financial decisions. In April 2014, the Government of Canada appointed Ms. Jane Rooney as Canada’s first Financial Literacy Leader to direct the development of a National Strategy.
Hear firsthand about Ms. Rooney’s approach to coordinating and collaborating with organizations across Canada on a national strategy to strengthen the financial literacy of Canadians. The development process includes three phases of consultations to seek input from the public and interested organization, which will help ensure the strategy will meet the needs of all Canadians. Get insight into the unique financial needs of priority groups, including Aboriginal peoples, newcomers to Canada and low-income Canadians.
The National Strategy for financial Literacy will be released in 2015. What will be the future of Canada’s financial literacy effort and how can we work together to achieve our common goals?
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Financial Literacy Leader
Government of Canada
Jane Rooney is Canada’s first Financial Literacy Leader. Appointed in April 2014, Ms. Rooney works to coordinate financial literacy initiatives by collaborating with stakeholder groups across the country. Her goal is to strengthen the knowledge, skills and confidence of Canadians in dealing with financial matters.
The Financial Literacy Leader position is a Governor in Council appointment. Ms. Rooney acts under the instructions of the Commissioner of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC).
Ms. Rooney’s previous role at FCAC was Director, Financial Literacy and Consumer Education. These two national, separately funded education programs focused on helping Canadians increase their financial knowledge and confidence; and increasing consumers’ knowledge and awareness of financial products and services, and their rights and responsibilities in this area.
The innovative approach taken by Ms. Rooney and her financial literacy team earned them a 2010 Public Service Award of Excellence for their development of The City, a Financial Life Skills Resource, a simulated online world that offers an interactive, engaging and fun way for students to learn about money.
Ms. Rooney is a member of a number of committees working on financial literacy within Canada and abroad, including the OECD’s International Financial Education Network and the Canadian government’s Interdepartmental Committee on Financial Literacy.
Since joining FCAC in January 2002, Ms. Rooney has also served as Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, headed the Consumer Education unit and was Manager of Consumer Services at the Agency.
Her previous experience includes almost eight years as a policy analyst at the Canadian Payments Association, the organization that developed and operates the Canadian payments system. In that capacity, Ms. Rooney was a member of a number of Canadian committees that examined payment policy issues.
Ms. Rooney holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Carleton University.