CPA Canada CEO and president Joy Thomas has been appointed along with 14 other individuals as members of National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy (NSCFL).
The NSCFL was first launched in 2014 with the aim to support Canada’s financial literacy leader, Jane Rooney, in implementing the national strategy for financial literacy published in June 2015.
The NSCFL is made up of representatives from the public, private and non-profit sectors. The committee’s goals are to empower Canadians to manage money and debt wisely, plan and save for the future, prevent and protect against fraud and financial abuse.
The first committee concluded its two year mandate in July 2016 and the new committee members were selected from 120 applicants.
“The last committee was instrumental in the development and launch of Canada’s national strategy for financial literacy. That ambitious playbook for the country has help to make the conversation about the financial literacy needs of Canadians a great deal louder,” Thomas said reflecting on the achievements thus far.
The initial committee members and/or their organizations led multiple initiatives to help implement the national strategy whether it be through workshops, webinars or other activities, she continued. “Each contributed greatly to raising awareness about the importance of financial literacy. The committee also assisted in the development of a seniors strategy, aimed helping seniors better understand their finances.”
The new committee members are:
Camille Beaudoin, Autorité des marchés financiers
Harold Calla, First Nations Financial Management Board
Jeff Cates, Intuit Canada
Terry Campbell, Canadian Bankers Association
Martha Durdin, Canadian Credit Union Association
Terry Goodtrack, AFOA Canada (formerly Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada)
Greg Pollock, Advocis
Darren Hill, Junior Achievement of Saskatchewan
Michel Leduc, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Elizabeth Mulholland, Prosper Canada
Andrew Nicholson, Financial and Consumer Services Commission of New Brunswick
Kelly Stone, Canadian Association of Family Resources Programs
Frank Swedlove, Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association
Joy Thomas, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada
Patricia White, Credit Counselling Canada