financial literacy resources

OCLF in-House and Recommended Resources

Tips for Building and Maintaining Credit History in Canada

Here are few important guidelines to keep in mind when you are trying to build your credit history in Canada. Paying credit card bills on time and not spending more than 35% of your available credit are some of them. Click the link below to know more.

Understanding Your Credit Report

This detailed and resourceful guide will help you understand your credit report and credit score, improve your credit score, correct errors in your credit, order your credit report and much more.

Glossary and Resources for Teachers

Use this glossary to help learners understand the basic words used in credit. Consult the links for activities.

Activities for Learning About Credit in Canada (CLB 4+)

Activities for Learning About Credit in Canada (CLB 2-4)

Important Links

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC)

 FCAC ensures federally regulated financial entities comply with consumer protection measures, promotes financial education and raises consumers’ awareness of their rights and responsibilities. OCLF especially likes the Budget Planner – have a look for yourself in the Financial Tools and Calculators section.

Prosper Canada

Prosper Canada is a national charity dedicated to expanding economic opportunity for Canadians living in poverty through program and policy innovation.

Financial Literacy Action Network of Ottawa (FLANO)

Members of FLANO bring their individual knowledge and expertise to promote and disseminate financial literacy and related activities to generate awareness and to encourage action in Ottawa.

EBO Financial Education Centre

EBO Financial Education Centre is a budget counseling community service that was founded by community advocates who decided to pass on the knowledge they acquired in a course on budget counseling that was offered to Ottawa residents.

Credit Counselling Society

The Credit Counselling Society is an accredited non-profit charity that helps Canadians with their money. They opened doors in 1996 and have served over 700,000 Canadians by providing free credit counselling, low cost debt solutions, and education.

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