Financial Literacy

The Martin Family Initiative partnered with the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) and Treaty 3’s Seven Generations Education Institute to develop a Financial Literacy course for Indigenous adults called “Financial Wellness: A Program for Financial Management”.

The course is designed to increase participants’ knowledge, skills, and confidence to manage personal finances, and improve financial well-being of Indigenous families.

The topics include income, expenses, budgeting, banking, and credit and debt management.

Course objectives:

  • Increase participants’ knowledge, skills, and confidence to manage personal finances, and
  • Improve financial well-being of Indigenous families.  

Course topics: 

  • Income,
  • Expenses,
  • Budgeting,
  • Banking, and
  • Credit and debt management.

Teaching strategies:

  • Case studies of real-life scenarios,
  • Financial vocabulary,
  • Role playing,
  • Group discussions,
  • Self-reflection, and
  • Calls to action, whereby participants are invited to make a resolution to help them better manage their money.