Financial Literacy

MFI is partnering with the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) and Seven Generations Education Institute (SGEI) to develop a Financial Literacy course, called “Financial Wellness: A Program for Financial Management”.  

The course will be piloted and reviewed in late 2019 and early 2020.

Program Overview

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.