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01 Nov 2019

November is Financial Literacy Month

Saskatoon, November 1st, 2019 – Conexus Credit Union and READ Saskatoon continue to promote the importance of Financial Literacy Month through partnership.

November is Financial Literacy Month, raising awareness of the importance of financial literacy and the programs available to Canadians to improve their financial knowledge.  READ Saskatoon offers money management workshops year round helping to improve financial knowledge within the community. Topics include asset building, credit/debt repayment, budgeting, Registered Education Savings Plans, spending habits, and banking.

Making this possible is the partnership between READ Saskatoon and Conexus Credit Union. Through this three-year partnership, Conexus and READ Saskatoon are able to continually provide access to financial information helping participants make informed decisions for themselves and their families. This month, Conexus Credit Union and READ Saskatoon are working together to provide fun, creative opportunities for families to learn and grow their financial literacy skills.

"Being financial literate helps you to feel confident and enables you to make smart, responsible decisions with your money”, said Norm Duret, Saskatoon Branch Manager, Conexus Credit Union. “Financial literacy is something we’re passionate about at Conexus and we’re happy to partner with READ Saskatoon to deliver these life changing skills workshops within the community.”

For almost 40 years, READ Saskatoon has delivered one-to-one literacy tutoring to adults in our community through the support of trained volunteers. Its Financial Literacy Program has demonstrated strong outcomes and a continued commitment from their volunteers. Conexus Credit Union’s investment ensures effective support to READ Saskatoon’s financial literacy programs.   

“We respond to the community in innovative and relevant ways and customize workshops to best meet participants’ needs. We are there to help bridge information gaps and barriers between the community and financial institutions through workshop content and inviting specialized financial experts as consultants.” Says Sheryl Harrow-Yurach, Executive Director, READ Saskatoon. “This partnership will continue to ensure that those who need the greatest access to growing their literacy skills, can confidently do it at no cost to themselves or their families.”

READ Saskatoon will be hosting several workshops throughout the month. New this year is Right on the Money; a financial literacy bingo card designed to start the conversation about money management with your child(ren). Participants that complete the bingo card will have a chance to enter a prize at the end of the month. Bingo cards can be picked up at the READ Saskatoon office, from participating Conexus Credit Union branches or look for it in Bridges (November 1st), and Eagle Feather News. More details can be found here: Rigth on the Money Bingo card.

For more information on READ Saskatoon or learns details on the different financial literacy events this month, visit www.READsaskatoon.com.

About READ Saskatoon
Established in 1979, READ Saskatoon is a volunteer literacy organization that provides adult, family and financial literacy services to individuals and families. Literacy programs are delivered by staff and trained volunteers. Their vision is to help support a community that values literacy, and they believe that lifelong habits contribute to strong and resilient communities. 

 
Sheryl Harrow-Yurach
t. 306-652-5448 
Executive Director
READ Saskatoon

 

About Conexus Credit Union 
Conexus is a forward-thinking credit union committed to our members and their financial well-being. Providing ease, access and value is key to our technological advances and services we bring to market for our members. We know banking is no longer a place you go, but a thing you do. Located across Saskatchewan, we are Saskatchewan’s largest and Canada’s sixth largest credit union. As a credit union, our profits are returned to our members through our rates, no-fee accounts, community investment and more. Visit Conexus.ca for more information.

Laura McKnight 
t. 306.751.8201
Public Relations Specialist
Conexus Credit Union 

 

 

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