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Cairine Wilson, CPA Canada

The author was vice-president of corporate citizenship at CPA Canada and led the organization's award-winning, member-driven Financial Literacy Program.

Cairine recently retired from Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) where she oversaw the organization’s award-winning Financial Literacy Program. Under her leadership, CPA Canada became the first non-U.S. entity to be named Organization of the Year in the non-profit sector by the Institute for Financial Literacy. Cairine recently received a legacy award from the Institute.

Disability Credits And Grants: A Financial Boost And Peace-Of-Mind

Financial knowledge is at the heart of stretching our dollars. For those with a severe and prolonged disability, saving money can be particularly challenging, given the expenses that often accompany disabilities and, in some cases, the difficulties getting or holding a job. And if you are tending to a loved one with a disability, extra costs likely are involved.
09/01/2016 02:25 EDT
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Waging War On Fraud And Identity Theft

March is Fraud Prevention Month in Canada and it's timely to remind Canadians that everyone is vulnerable and that vigilance, knowledge and the confidence to fight back are powerful deterrents to fraud. A 2016 survey from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) demonstrates deeply held concerns about fraud and identity theft.
03/18/2016 02:08 EDT
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It's Time To Put Financial Literacy In The Spotlight

The fact many Canadians are living beyond their means and are vulnerable to economic shocks highlights the importance of Financial Literacy Month (FLM), which takes place each November in Canada. This year, FLM aims to use the national strategy as a springboard to rally support across the country in the effort to help Canadians become better money managers.
10/28/2015 12:39 EDT
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Teamwork Helps Students Address Financial Challenges

The post-secondary years are the ideal time to lock in great habits and fill any gaps in your children's financial education. Regardless of whether there are savings set aside or loans to be taken, managing the dollars matters. It's our young people who gain the most from good advice as they take on increased responsibility.
08/21/2015 08:14 EDT

It's Time to Cash in on Canada's New Financial Literacy Strategy

The National Strategy for Financial Literacy - Count me in, Canada is an ambitious playbook for country that brings together a wide range of stakeholders, identifies priorities and targets deliverables. It's time to act. Canadians who acquire financial knowledge today will be positioned for a better future.
06/26/2015 01:00 EDT