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Myra Gillis

“I am so glad I took the training and am now able to give my clients unbiased information at their level.”
Myra Gillis, youth program facilitator
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Training & Capacity Building

Training/Capacity Building Training facilitators and building the capacity of community organizations is at the core of what we do at the CCFL. Since 2008, we have trained more than 1,500 front line staff in over 500 community organizations nationwide to deliver effective and successful financial literacy programs.

Training sessions occur over a one or two-day period and aim to develop the capacity of front-line workers to deliver the CCFLs nine-module financial literacy curriculum. Our training is conducted in partnership with a local host organization which assists in the coordination of the event. Other local organizations are also invited to attend and benefit from the session.

Each participant receives a Community Facilitator Toolbox, containing all the information needed to start a basic financial literacy program. Grounded in adult education principles, this modular, easy-to-use toolbox offers a range of activities that are adaptable to the needs and interest of individual groups.

The nine modules in our Community Facilitator Toolbox cover the following topics:

Exploring Our Relationship with Money
Creating Income & Basics of Taxes
Banking and Financial Services
Savings Tool Basics
Credit Basics
Credit History
Debt Management

To learn more about the CCFL and its services, please email your question(s) to .


The Financial Literacy for Newcomers Project, funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, helps newcomers increase their knowledge of the Canadian financial system. The three community organizations participating in the pilot are being trained to bring financial education programs to over 1,500 newcomers in Halifax, Toronto and Vancouver.

NewStart is an Ontario-wide program funded by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade that introduces financial literacy and entrepreneurship to youth new to Canada. Through the program, over 750 youth are learning the basics of saving and budgeting and how to identify business opportunities and analyze business ideas.

Aboriginal Peoples
Members of the Northwest Band Social Workers Association participated in a CCFL workshop in March 2009 in Terrace, BC. The two-day session aimed to increase the capacity of organizations in nine reserves to provide the basics of personal finance to the groups they serve.

CCFL Facilitator Network

CCFL Network

We’ve trained more than 1,900 front line staff across Canada. See the list of community organizations who have received our financial literacy training.

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