Celebrating a decade of CPA financial literacy education

Nov 30, 2023
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This year marks the 10th anniversary of the CPA Financial Literacy Program. Thanks to the support of member volunteers in BC and Yukon, this program has helped residents in both jurisdictions increase their financial confidence and make more informed decisions about money. As National Financial Literacy Month in Canada comes to a close, we’d like to take this opportunity to share a few BC and Yukon program highlights with you.

2013-2023 numbers:

  • >1,200 CPA volunteer presenters
  • >2,100 virtual and in-person sessions
  • >58,000 attendees
  • 54 topics
  • 12 target audiences

Most requested topics:

  • Budgeting and saving
  • Credit cards and bad debt vs. good debt
  • Savings and bank accounts

Most requested audiences:

  • Schools
  • Adults
  • Small and medium businesses


  • Sessions are free to attend
  • Translated materials are available
  • Virtual* and in-person sessions

* We added virtual delivery in 2020 to help keep financial literacy education accessible during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, more than 600 virtual sessions have been delivered.

Want to get involved?

Looking for a great way to share your knowledge as a CPA while making a difference in the community? Join our growing network of financial experts who are giving back by providing free and accessible financial education in their communities. Visit our FinLit page and select “Become a Financial Literacy Volunteer” to:

  1. Review the online guide for prospective volunteers;
  2. Complete the registration process;
  3. Select the types of sessions you’d like to present; and
  4. Share your knowledge and expertise!

This article was originally published as an infographic in the November/December 2023 issue of CPABC in Focus.