Privacy Policy

Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI) and its division the Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy (CCFL) are committed to protecting the privacy of their supporters, community partners and other stakeholders.

SEDI values the trust of its supporters and thrives to ensure that personal information is properly collected, used only for the purposes for which it was collected and disposed of in a safe and timely manner when no longer required.

In its quest to promote the economic independence of Canadians earning modest incomes, SEDI, through its division the Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy, frequently gathers and uses the personal information of front-line agents, donors and others. This information helps the organization better engage and serve its stakeholders while also achieving its fundraising goals. SEDI strives to exceed the legal requirements of Canada's federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. The personal information of our supporters is always held in the strictest of confidence and any use of this information is subject to consent.

Purpose of Personal Information Collected

SEDI collects, uses or discloses information only for use in its own initiatives to:

  • Track increases in the use of the services provided by the CCFL website.
  • Know who you are and better respond to your needs.
  • Respond to your information requests.
  • Send you literature on SEDI and the CCFL’s e-newsletter and invite you to events related to financial literacy

Administer your donations

Individuals may make online donations to SEDI and its Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy via CanadaHelps ( CanadaHelps uses the most advanced security features available and issues an official tax receipt for each donation instantly.

Safeguards are in place to ensure that all personal information is kept confidential and secure. Access is only given to SEDI employees who must use the personal information for the reason for which it was obtained. SEDI does not sell your personal information and does not share your personal information with other organizations without your consent, which you may give orally, electronically or in writing.

Website Registration

The CCFL website is operated by SEDI. The site is free for use by individual web users. Registration is required to be listed in the community map and post comments on the site. Registration might be required for e-learning tools the website might offer in the future to front-line agents and nonprofit organizations. All personal information, including e-mail addresses, collected on the CCFL’s website is knowingly and specifically supplied to SEDI by the website user.

Cookies like many other websites, the CCFL’s website uses cookies to better understand how the site is used and to improve the performance of the site for its users. SEDI does not use cookies to retain personal information about users, and we do not sell information about our traffic patterns.


All information contained on the site is © Copyright CCFL. All rights reserved unless otherwise stated. The Internet domain names and are the property of Social and Enterprise Development Innovations. Canadian copyright law and international treaties protect the textual, graphic, audio and audiovisual material in this site. You may not copy, distribute, or use these materials except as necessary for your personal, non-commercial use. Front-line agents and educators are allowed to download and use SEDI/CCFL materials from the Resources section.

In the same section, the authors of the reports and studies that were not prepared by SEDI have authorized the use of their work on the CCFL website as resources for financial literacy practitioners in Canada. Any trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

External Links and Resources

Any links to third-party websites outside of the CCFL website and any external resources (studies, reports, statistics, case studies and the like) are for your convenience solely. The operation and content of such third-party websites and resources are beyond SEDI’s control. SEDI and the CCFL do not endorse in any manner whatsoever or accept any responsibility for the content or other material that may be contained on such resources and websites, or any products or services advertised on or sold through them. SEDI and the CCFL will not be liable under any circumstances for any damages resulting from use of this website or any other third-party website and resources linked to this website.