Anil Agrawal and the National Financial Educators Council Team Up to Promote Canada’s Financial Literacy Month

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The National Financial Educators Council offers complimentary personal finance resources to Canadian educators and parents throughout Financial Literacy Month in Canada (November).

Canada’s Financial Literacy Month runs all of November and is designed to raise awareness among Canadian citizens about the importance of acquiring money management skills. To promote financial wellness, Anil Agrawal is leading the charge to improve the financial capabilities of the citizens of Ottawa and is leveraging the campaign developed by the National Financial Educators Council (NFEC).

Financial Literacy Month Organized by the Financial Literacy Action Group (FLAG) in collaboration with the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC), Canada’s Financial Literacy Month takes place each November. "I chose to be involved in this campaign because I know the pain of personal financial distress and its impact on organizational productivity and the national economy at large, and I will be giving back to society if I participate in the financial literacy initiative and promote financial wellness," states Anil Agrawal.

Anil developed a collaborative relationship with the US-based social enterprise organization known as the National Financial Educators Council to provide workshops and promotions that increase community awareness. The goal of Anil’s awareness campaign is to encourage Canadian citizens to participate in Financial Literacy Month activities.

Various financial education resources and activities will be available throughout Financial Literacy Month, designed to provide information to a variety of ages and groups: senior citizens, kids, families, teenagers, concerned citizens, and educators. By teaming up with smaller non-profit organizations, community groups, and corporations to spread the word, FLAG and FCAC hope to encourage Canadians to seek out more knowledge that pertains to their financial well-being.

"The NFEC salutes Anil Agrawal and other organizations that are striving to empower people with financial literacy skills," states NFEC CEO Vince Shorb.

The Financial Literacy Action Group (FLAG) is a coalition of organizations working to help Canadians improve their financial literacy skill sets. FLAG members include ABC Life Literacy Canada, Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE), Credit Canada, Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC), Investor Education Fund (IEF), Junior Achievement, and Social and Enterprise Development Initiatives (SEDI). Ref. financialliteracymonth.ca.

Anil Agrawal, the founder of Financial Literacy Academy is a trainer and consultant from the IT industry. A corporate employee and entrepreneur for many years, Anil took pioneering initiatives to develop and rehabilitate people. Notably in 1988, he evangelized PC networking technologies for the users and launched technology training programs to convert non-technical people into technocrats to operate and manage technologies. Then in 1993, when the wave of layoffs swept the workplace, Anil launched technology training programs to rehabilitate unemployed people from all walks of life into technology careers. He has a passion for teaching and mentoring people. His latest initiative to launch Financial Literacy Academy is aimed at joining the financial literacy movement to make a substantial contribution to financial wellness in the workplace.

The National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) supports financial literacy month initiatives on a global level. Financial literacy resources and training developed by the NFEC give people around the world the financial knowledge and confidence to take effective action—the actions that best fulfill each individual's personal, family, and global community goals.

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