Regina Public Library strives to increase financial literacy in the community


Oct. 31, 2018

Regina Public Library strives to increase financial literacy in the community

From paying for college to planning for retirement, personal finance dramatically impacts our lives. At a time when Canadians are struggling with increasingly high levels of household debt, and many fear what the future may bring in financial terms, learning how to master our money is of crucial importance.

November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada, and Regina Public Library will hold a month-long series of free programs to support and promote financial literacy in the community. The goal is to raise awareness of the importance of financial literacy, engage youth in financial literacy programs, and empower them to make informed financial decisions by providing them with essential resources and tools.

“Financial literacy is not just valuable, it’s vital to economic security and lifelong success,” said Jeff Barber, Library Director and CEO. “Our efforts to increase financial knowledge in the community are having a real impact, and we take great pride in knowing that we are positively contributing to the prosperity of Regina.”

The initiative will kick off with a launch event on November 2 at 12:00 pm, on the Mezzanine at Central Library. It will feature a panel discussion, during which local experts will tackle questions on the importance of financial literacy and on how we can help today’s youth become more financially fit.

During the rest of the month, the workshops and programs will cover topics from income tax essentials, to understanding investments, budgets, and credit. The comprehensive list will ensure that attendees acquire a basic understanding and knowledge of all crucial areas of personal finance.

Visit reginalibrary.ca for a full list of Financial Literacy programs.

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Media contact:

Margherita Vittorelli
Marketing and Communications Consultant
Regina Public Librarymvittorelli@reginalibrary.ca
306.777.6114 (office)

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