Federal government information on managing your finances

The following resources from the Government of Canada and Financial Consumer Agency of Canada are designed to help older people manage their money with confidence. Financial Literacy Programs Your Financial Toolkit: Module 10: Retirement and pensions Your Financial Toolkit: Module 11: Financial planning Workshop on understanding your credit report and score – Canada.ca Tools Retirement […]

Training for women running in municipal elections

MunicipalCampaignSchool.ca is a newly launched website featuring videos designed to help women run and win in municipal elections. It is created with an Ontario focus, but should also prove useful for women in other provinces/territories. Each video has an interview with a guest who has experience in political campaigning. These first video’s cover campaign planning […]

10 Fast Facts About Vaccines

Senior lifting up shirt sleeve after getting a vaccine

Immunization is by far the most effective way to keep people healthy while reducing burden on our healthcare system. In fact, vaccines have saved more lives worldwide than any other medical intervention in history. It is estimated that vaccinations save up to three million lives around the world each year.  While everyone knows about the […]

International Money Transfers: 5 things to know

Senior man using phone to do online banking

The terrible situation in Ukraine right now has many Canadians wondering how to best send money to loved ones overseas. There are a few things you should know when sending funds to ensure your money gets to the right person at the right time.  According to Statistics Canada, international money transfers have increased steadily since […]

New resources to help you manage your money

In a recent bulletin, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) shared a series of new educational resources designed to empower people to take control of their finances. There’s something for everyone here, and we hope you learn something new (especially as income tax season draws closer by the day)! Tax filing course Check out […]

Infographic: Person-centred language

Wordswap for person-centred language

Ontario CLRI (Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-term Care) published this helpful infographic for how to swap words for more “person-centred” options. Using person-centred language has been shown to improve quality of care and life for long-term care residents.

CanAge joins new podcast helping older people avoid investment fraud

Fraud thrives in darkness. We're shining a light.

MoneySmart Manitoba has launched a new podcast exploring issues around financial fraud and how people can protect themselves from falling victim to increasingly sophisticated scams. Older people are often targeted by fraudsters, so we’ve joined the expert panel contributing to this important 7-part podcast. Listen in to empower yourself with knowledge you need to protect […]

Trusted Contact Person: What is it and why should you have one?

Canadian Securities Administrators recently published a couple of helpful resources about the importance of appointing a Trusted Contact Person (TCP) to protect your investments. If you have an investment account, it’s recommended that you name a TCP. What is it? A TCP is a person you authorize your financial firm to contact in limited circumstances. […]

CanAge tackles misinformation about UTIs and severe health outcomes

CanAge has published a series of educational papers about Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) and the serious threat they pose to seniors, especially those in congregate care settings. UTIs are one of the most common types of infections in the world and, in seniors, can result in serious complications including sepsis, hospitalization and dementia-like symptoms. This […]

Federal Election Voter Toolkit

We’ve created a handy downloadable you can use to make your voting experience as easy and safe as possible! You’ll find answers to frequently asked questions, an explanation of all of the ways you can vote, and a step-by-step guide on how to find and engage with your local candidates. Your vote is powerful, so […]

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